Bromsgrove

 

Anglican: All Saints

A large sandstone church built by John Cotton in 1871/74 to serve the expanding north side of the town. The tower was added in 1888. There is some very good stained glass from the 19th and 20th centuries. Not normally open but check the entry for A Church Near You for information.

        

Bromsgrove All Saints Ext Apr 2009          Bromsgrove All Saints Int Oct 2013

All Saints Exterior, April 2009.                                                              All Saints Interior, October 2013.

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Websites:         Grade II Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                          English Heritage List for England:  Click here.
                          Church Plans Online:  Plan for new church, 1873.
                          Parish Website.
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website. (Bromsgrove All Saints)

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)
McGregor-Smith, Jennie. From Bromsgrove to Aston Fields (2008)
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)
Stanton, George K.. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes  Volume I : (1884)

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

Anglican: St John the Baptist


The red sandstone parish church of Bromsgrove sits on a low hill near the town centre. It has Norman origins but is mainly 13th century with later additions. The upper tower and spire are 15th century. It was restored by Sir G G Scott in the 1850's.

The church features in Betjeman's Best british Churches (2011 Edition) and is usually open during daylight hours. 

 Bromsgrove_St_Johns          Bromsgrove St John Int

St John's Church Exterior c1950.

Broms St John Ext July 2014          Broms St John Int July 2014

                                                                St John the Baptist Church, July 2014. 

For other recent (2014) pictures Please Click Here.   (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

Websites:        Grade I Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                         English Heritage List for England:  Click here.
                         Parish Website.
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website. (St John's)

Anglican:  St Andrew, Charford


The daughter church of St John the Baptist, this modern church is situated on the large housing development at Charford to the south of the town.  

Charford Ext Nov 2008

St Andrew's Church, November 2008.  (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

Websites:      Parish Website.
                     A Church Near You.


British History Online:  Entry for Bromsgrove.     

For pictures of St Peter's Roman Catholic Parish Church Please Click Here. 
For pictures of Non Conformist Churches in Bromsgrove Please Click Here.

Bromsgrove Roman Catholic and non-conformist churches see below:


Baptist
Community Church
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Congregational (later United Reformed Church)

For a short history of non-conformity in Bromsgrove in PDF click here


For other churches in the vicinity of Bromsgrove please see entries for  Catshill,  Dodford,  Fairfield,  Finstall,  Lickey,  Bromsgrove Deanery
 

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