Church of England. 1869. Victorian Gothic.
St Philip & St James Church, Main Road, Hallow, Worcester WR2 6PW
Located in a rural environment adjacent to the main A443, this lovely sandstone building hosts splendid view across to the Malvern Hills.
Consecrated in 1869 gravestones surround the beautiful sandstone church building, local sandstone brought from a quarry at Holt was used. It is a splendid example of Victorian Gothic, in the style of 13th-14th centuries. The flying buttresses which support the roof are a notable feature but proved so costly that it was not possible to build the tower until 1879.
Inside. Traditional style with high vaulted ceiling. Magnificent Reredos, a gift from Earl Beauchamp, made of alabaster and marble. The font was sculptured locally by Forsyth. The Lady Chapel stands at the east end of the south aisle and contains a window with Jesus & Peter inscribed “Jesus said unto him feed my sheep” A war bronze tablet memorial stands at the back of church with names of the dead from the Great war 1914-1918. A stone tablet marks the war 1939-1945. Memorials on the walls are taken from the old church; most interesting is that of Sir Charles Bell, of Bell’s palsy, who died here in 1842 whilst visiting Hallow Park.
1 The Reredos Alabaster & marble carvings showing the Crucification and the canopy features the angels of the seven churches from the Book of Revelation.
2. Monuments. Mostly taken from the old church and dating back to 1657
3 Old Churchyard Site of the earliest church demolished 1830 surrounded by railings in the old Churchyard situated in Church Lane nearby to present Church
LOCATION AND TRAVEL. A443 Worcester to Tenbury Wells. Situated approx. 3 miles from Worcester city centre. 100m south of the Village Green.
Yarranton Buses 01584 881229 No. 758. Timetable Worcestershirebus.info
First Buses. 31/31A/31B/31C Worcester to Henwick Park. Approx 1 mile walk to HallowFirstgroup.com/tabletable/worcestershire
SERVICES . Church web site www.hallowchurch.co.uk
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ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES AND ARRANGEMENTS: Open during daylight hours
LOCAL CONTACT EMAILrobert.firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE 01905 748711
Disabled access, induction loop, children's activity, toilets.
FACILITIES FOR GROUPS – Guided tours can be arranged
FACILITIES FOR THOSE RESEARCHING FAMILY OR LOCAL HISTORY- Worcester Records Office, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB
FACILITIES FOR THOSE SEEKING SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT
Monthly Prayer Ministry hour.
CHURCH RECORDS -– contact Roger Tringham (Deputy Churchwarden) 01905 641326. Older records available at Worcester Record Office.
Petrol station : Total Garage, Hallow Road, Worcester.
Refreshments : The Crown Inn, Main Road, Hallow.
Regular events and activities
Pray Ministry Hour, held monthly
Mini Fish pre-school activities, Wednesdays monthly
Bell Ringing practice every Wednesday 8pm
Choir practice every Friday 6.30 pm
Benefice activities shared between Grimley & Holt – check website for full information