Anglican: St Mary

Built of red and grey sandstone, the earliest parts are of late Norman origin and survive from a large church of c1200. There is much work from later periods and the church was restored by Ewan Christian in 1865.
St Mary’s is usually open daily during daylight hours. (Local information May 2014.)
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                                                                                                  St Mary’s from old postcards.
          Undated                                                                                          c1904                                                          Undated 

Kempsey Ext July 2012          kempsey Int July 2012

                                                                           St Mary’s Church, July 2012.                 

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References and some other 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)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: Kempsey, Ref. 850

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

Websites:          British History Online:  Entry for Kempsey.
                           Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                           A Church Near You.
                           Family History Website.

Anglican. Kerswell Green, St John the Baptist.

A chapel of ease to Kempsey (c1900) still in use for monthly services. Possibly the smallest Anglican church in Worcestershire.

Kerswell Green Aug 2008.


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