Kingswinford

 

Anglican: St Mary


St Mary's is on the site of a medieval church, the lower stages of the tower are thought to be Norman and a 11th century tympanum from the original church is situated in the vestry where it was reset in the early 19th century. The upper stages of the tower are 15th century Perpendicular, the nave and aisles are 18th century. In 1831 the church was closed in favour of nearby Holy Trinity, Wordsley (some searches refer to Holy Trinity, Kingswinford) but was reopened in 1846 when much restoration was needed. 
Kingswinford was historically in Staffordshire until transferred to the new Borough of Dudley in 1974. Similarly the ecclesiastical parish was in the Himley Deanery of the Diocese of Lichfield until transfer to become the new Kingswinford Deanery of the Diocese of Worcester in 1994.

Pictures taken during a Flower Festival in July 2016, some artefacts were obscured.


      St Mary's Church from pre 1974 postcard.

kingswinford ext july 2016          kingswinford int july 2016

                                                                  St Mary's Church, July 2016

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


References and some further sources:
Bridges, Tim. Churches of the Black Country (2008)
Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England, Staffordshire, (1974)


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

Websites:     British History Online:  Entry for Swinford-Kings
                     Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here
                     Historic England Listing:  Please Click Here
                     Parish Website
                     A Church Near You
                     Kingswinford Family History Site    (Family Search)


Kingswinford Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes


A modern building in Summer Hill.

kingswinford rc july 2016

Archdiocese of Birmingham Website

Kingswinford Methodist Church


A modern church in Stream Road

kingswinford methodist church july 2016


Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit

 Nearby churches are:  Dudley,  Pensnett,  Wordsley,  Kingswinford Deanery


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