Anglican: St James.

The 15th century west tower and some masonry in the nave are all that remain of the medieval church. A new church was built in 1863 by W J Hopkins for the first Lord Hindlip, of the Allsop brewing family. In 1887 the second Lord Hindlip engaged Lewis Sheppard to enlarge the church. St James lies in the grounds of Hindlip Hall, the Headquarters of West Mercia Police. No longer a parish church it serves as the West Mercia Police Chapel.
Hindlip_exterior          Hindlip Ext Aug 2009

St James’ Church from old undated postcard.                                      St James Church, August 2009.

For other recent (2009) pictures Please Click Here.      (www.flickr/tudorbarlow)

References and some further sources
Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687 (1986)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations.   Volume I (1848)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Stanton, George K.. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes  Volume II (1886)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series, Vol X (1933)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: Hindlip, Ref. 850

n.b. Full details of these books are on the Bibliography Page.

Websites.          British History Online:  Entry for Hindlip.
                           Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                           Family History Website.
                           Church Plans Online: Ground plans of 1863 rebuilding.

For other work by William Jeffrey Hopkins in Worcestershire Please Click Here.

Nearby churches are:  Claines,  Droitwich,  Martin Hussingtree

Fernhill Heath Baptist Church.

The church was built in 1903. More information on the church website.

Fernhill Heath Baptist

Baptist Church,  July 2014.

Fernhill Heath Baptist Church Website.
Family History Website.

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