Tenbury Wells

 

Anglican: St Mary


St Mary's has Norman origins but the medieval church was badly damaged by flooding in 1772 and had to be rebuilt. It was further restored by Henry Woodyer in 1864. There is 14th century work in the chancel and the tower is late Norman. The church is in the town centre and is open daily 8am to 5pm. (Ref A Church Near You, February 2015.)  Diocese of Hereford.
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St Mary's Church from undated postcards.

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                                                             St Mary's Church, November 2006  

For more pictures from 2006:  Please Click Here.                                               (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)


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)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations.  
             Volume I (1848)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol VII (1930)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers:

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

Websites:    British History Online:  Entry for Tenbury.
                     Grade II* Listed Buildings:  Listing Details Here.
                     English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website.
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

                     

Anglican: St Michael and All Angels.

St Michael's lies about 2 miles south of Tenbury town centre. It was built in 1854 by Henry Woodyer as part of St Michael's College, a choir school founded by Rev Sir Frederick Ouseley. The college played an important role in the development of church music in the 19th century. Woodyer modelled the design on a 14th century French cathedral and there is a lofty and elegant interior with fittings, carving and stained glass to a very high standard. The church is open on Saturdays in the summer months, for further information contact the Tenbury Team Ministry office. (See parish website for details.)  (Diocese of Hereford)

          

  Church of St Michael and All Angels, Exterior c1906.                     Interior from undated postcard.

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                                                           Church of St Michael and All Angels, August 2013

For more pictures from 2013:  Please Click Here.                                                (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)


References and some further sources:
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers:

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

Websites:    British History Online:  Entry for Tenbury.
                     Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website.
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

                     

Click on red text for a link.  External websites will open in a new window.                              Page updated February 2015.

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