Bredon

 

Anglican: St Giles


A large church built on the site of a Saxon Minster. The nave is 12th century Norman and there is much work from later periods. The many fittings and monuments are of great interest. This Grade I Listed Building features in Simon Jenkins Thousand Best English Churches (2000) and Betjeman's Best British Churches (2011 Edition).

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                                           St Giles' Church from undated post cards, c1960.

Bredon Ext June 2012          

                                                                          St Giles Church.  June 2012.

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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)
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)

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

Websites:        British History Online:   Entry for Bredon.
                         Grade I Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                         English Heritage list for England: Click here.
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.
                         Parish Website. (Bredon Group of Parishes)

Other nearby Worcestershire churches are: Bredon's Norton,  Kemerton,  Overbury,  Pershore Deanery.

Nearby church in Gloucestershire:  Tewkesbury Abbey.

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