Chaddesley Corbett

 

Anglican: St Cassian


An important village church east of Kidderminster. There is evidence of Norman origins, the work of later periods includes an excellent 14th century Decorated chancel. The 12th century font is also beautiful. The church was restored by Sir G G Scott in the 19th century. A Grade I Listed Building it features both in Simon Jenkin's England's 1000 Best Churches and Betjeman's Best British Churches, 2011 Edition.  St Cassian's is usually open during daylight hours.

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                                                            St Cassian's Church,   Undated Postcards.

Chaddesley Ext June 2008          Chaddesley Int June 2008

                                                              St Cassian's Church,   June 2008.

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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 III:  (1854)
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 bibliography and sources page.

 Websites:        British History Online:   Entry for Chaddesley Corbett.
                          Grade I Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                          English Heritage List for England:  Click here.
                          Parish Website.  (Kidderminster East Parish)
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website.

Bluntington:  Former Primitive Methodist Chapel.

About one mile north of Chaddesley Corbett a viilage chapel built in 1873. Closed for worship c2010 and converted to a private dwelling.

Bluntington Chapel March 2014.

Bluntington, March 2014.

For Harvington Roman Catholic Church (St Mary)  Please Click Here.

Other nearby churches are:   Dodford,  Stone,  Kidderminster Deanery.

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