Franche

 

Anglican: St Barnabas


A red brick church designed by Martin & Chamberlain, c1870-1. Due to damage caused by a gale the spire was removed in the 1930's and the tower rebuilt. The interior was re-ordered c1986, when the wooden chancel arch was removed. 
Originally a chapel-of-ease to the Parish Church of Kidderminster, St Mary and All Saints, St Barnabas is now (2016) part of the Parish of Kidderminster Ismere and is usually open daily during daylight hours.

 Franche          

               St Barnabas Church, c1916.  

franche ext may 2016          franche int may 2016

                                                               St Barnabas Church, May 2016    

For more pictures from 2016:  Please Click Here                                              (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)                                                

References and some further sources:
Aitken, 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 the bibliography page.

Websites:      British History Online:  Entry for Kidderminster has a brief reference to Franche.
                       Parish Website.  (Churches Together in Kidderminster)
                       Parish Website (Ismere Team)                            
                       A Church Near You.
                       Family History Website.

For nearby churches see under Kidderminster.

Link to Franche Community Church.

Link to Kidderminster Main Page.

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