Anglican: St Andrew

Wollescote lies to the east of Stourbridge. St Andrew’s was built in 1939 to serve the large housing developments in the area. Originally a chapel of ease to Christ Church, Lye, it became a separate parish church in 1965. From May 2016 it shares a Priest in Charge with nearby St Peter’s, Pedmore.

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      St Andrew’s Church, September 2015.

References and some further sources:
Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire. (2000)
Bridges, Tim. Churches of The Black Country (2008))
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the bibliography and sources page.

Websites:    British History Online:  Entry for Oldswinford includes Wollescote.
                    A Church Near You
                    Parish Website     (Linked with St Peter’s, Pedmore, from May 2016)
                    Family History Website


Independent:  Bethel Chapel

A thriving independent chapel located in the older part of Wollescote. The chapel was built in 1900 although its roots go back to 1880. 

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                                                       Bethel Chapel, February 2015.

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Bethel Chapel Website

Other churches in this area:  Lye,  Pedmore,  Stourbridge.

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