Beckford

 

Anglican: St John the Baptist


An attractive limestone church in the centre of the village. The 12th century Norman nave features two exceptional doorways and an impressive central tower arch. 
St John the Baptist church is usually open during daylight hours and features in Betjeman's Best British Churches. (New Edition 2011)

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Beckford Church July 2012   St John the Baptist Interior. Sept 2009

St John the Baptist. July 2012.                                            St John the Baptist Interior. Sept 2009.

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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)

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

 Websites:        British History Online:   www.british-history.ac.uk
                          Grade I Listed Building: Listing details here.
                          English Heritage list for England: click here
                          Beckford Village Website.
                          Great English Churches Website.
                          Local Beckford Website.
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website
                          Parish Website. (Bredon Hill group of parishes.)

Other neaby churches are:  Ashton under Hill,  Bredon,  Overbury,  Pershore

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