St Mary's Church, Wythall

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The Former Church of St Mary, Wythall
The Former Church of St. Mary, Wythall
Coordinates: 52°22′16.32″N 1°53′39.13″W / 52.3712000°N 1.8942028°W / 52.3712000; -1.8942028
Location Wythall
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Administration
Parish Wythall
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

The Former Church of St Mary, Wythall is a Grade II listed redundant parish church in the Church of England in Wythall, Worcestershire.[1]

History[edit]

The church was built in 1862 by Frederick Preedy. The landmark tower was added in 1908 by William Bidlake, the gift of the Misses Mynors in memory of their parents.

The building closed for worship in 1986, and the building is now owned by a firm of electrical contractors. From 1987-2014 the congregation met in local school halls, most recently Coppice Primary School. At Easter 2014 the new St Mary's Church was opened on Shawhurst Lane in Hollywood, on the Coppice school site.

More information on the history of the church and its building can be found at Wythall Church (history)

Organ[edit]

The organ dates from 1908 by Nicholson and Co.. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[2]

Churchyard[edit]

The churchyard contains the war graves of eight Commonwealth service personnel of World War II.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The buildings of England. Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N03368
  3. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report, details obtained from casualty record.