Astwood Bank

 

Anglican: St Matthias and St George


Originally designed by W J Hopkins as a large church with a south tower, only the east end was completed by him in 1884. The nave was added by W Cogswell in 1911. The tower was never built hence the deep sloping roof.  The church was built as a chapelry of Feckenham.

Astwood_Bank_Anglican          Astwood Bank Jan 2007


St Matthias and St George from postcard, c1960.                                   St Matthias and St George, January 2007.

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Websites:       A Church Near You.
                        Parish Website.

You can see more of the work of W J Hopkins in Worcestershire Churches here.

 Wesleyan Methodist.

Astwood_Bank_Wesleyan                   Astwood Bank Meth. Jan 2007

 Astwood Bank Methodist Church from old undated postcard.                        Astwood Bank Methodist Church, January 2007.

Chapel Street. Red brick, 1863, by Alfred Smallwood of Redditch. Due to declining congregations the church closed in 2014.

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Baptist

 Astwood_Bank_Baptist                   Astwood Bank Baptist, Jan 2007

The Baptist Chapel was built in 1822 and closed for worship in the late 20th century. Now used as offices.  Pictured in January 2007.

 Grade II Listed Building:  www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk
English Heritage Listing:  www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

References and some further sources for Astwood Bank.

Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)

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

 Websites:        British History Online:   www.british-history.ac.uk  Mainly refers to nearby Feckenham and the hamlet of Astwood.
                          Family History Website

For other local churches please see Crabbs Cross, Feckenham,  Headless Cross  and Redditch.

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