BISHAMPTON, WORCESTERSHIRE.                         SO 98950 51800

ST. JAMES

Church of England. Grade2*.  12th century.  Norman.

Church End, Bishampton. WR10 2LT

Church web site

The church is a dominant feature in Bishampton situated at the north end of the village and facing down Main Street.  The churchyard has been used for burials since 16th century and has many old graves.

 

The church was entirely rebuilt under Preedy in 1869-70. Six bells  by William Bagley dating from 1690

 

LOOK FOR

 

  • The 11th century font, the oldest item in the church.
  • The Millennium Tapestry, made by local people it reflects various features and groups around the villages of Throckmorton and Bishampton in the year 2000.
  • The pulpit was carved with St James in error and so the church was rededicated from St Peter to St James in 1870
  • The organ was probably originally built by Joseph Gilderseeve and restored in the 1960's.
  • The floor Standing Candlesticks by the altar made by local artist John Poole 
  • Hourglass by Pulpit Used to time duration of sermons 

LOCATION AND TRAVEL  

Approximately 3 miles north of the A46 between Evesham & Pershore

PUBLIC TRANSPORT  Click for information

SERVICES Church web site . 

ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES AND ARRANGEMENTS

The church is open during daylight hours

LOCAL CONTACT.   TELEPHONE   01386 462648 or 01386 462308.  Email clive@therectory.entadsl.com or deliatheflyfords@aol.com


 

FACILITIES
Disabled access Induction Loop Children’s activity.

 

FACILITIES FOR GROUPS

Arrangements can be made to serve refreshments to groups by ringing 01386 462308

 

FACILITIES FOR THOSE SEEKING SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT

The chancel of St. James is available for prayer and quiet reflection.


FACILITIES FOR THOSE RESEARCHING FAMILY OR LOCAL HISTORY

Church records have been deposited with the Worcestershire Record Office soon to be housed in the Hive the new Worcester Library and History Centre.


CHURCH RECORDS -Church records have been deposited with the Worcestershire Record Office soon to be housed in the Hive the new Worcester Library and History Centre.

 

LOCAL INFORMATION

Bishampton is a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of WorcestershireEngland with a population of 678.[1] It contains a church, a village shop and post office, a hairdresser, a village hall with a park and children's play areas, and a pub. There is a Nature reserve and a cricket pitch within walking distance of the village. Fashion designer Stella McCartney lives near the village in the parish. Just outside the village is a golf club with 2 courses, a driving range, and clubhouse and restaurant.