Warndon

 

Anglican: St Nicholas


Situated on the north east edge of the City of Worcester, near a large housing development and within sight and sound of the M5 Motorway, this is nevertheless, a very rural setting for this historic church, next to restored farm buildings and the 17th century Warndon Court.
It is thought that there has been a church here since the 8th century.The nave and chancel of St Nicholas are Norman from the 13th century, the half timbered west tower was added in the 16th century. Almost untouched during the 19th century there was a major restoration during the 1990's, including the provision of mains electricity in 1993!
St Nicholas is now a Local Ecumenical Partnership with services shared by congregations of the Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed Churches.
Not normally open, see parish website for contact details. 
 

          

                                                           St Nicholas Church from old, and rare, postcards.

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                                                        St Nicholas Church, February 2015.

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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 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 II (1886)
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 Warndon.
                     Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website.
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

Anglican:  St Wulstan, Warndon Villages.


Dedicated in January 1963 as a new church to serve the new housing developments on the east side of Worcester.

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                                                          St Wulstan's Church, February 2015.

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Reference:  Brooks, Alan and NIkolaus Pevsner:  The Buildings of England, Worcestershire, 2007.

Websites:         For History Online, please see above.
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website.

Warndon Evangelical Churches.

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

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