WEST MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE. SO 763461

ST. JAMES

Church of England.  Grade 2.  1860s. Victorian - early decorated style.

West Malvern Road, Malvern WR14 4BD


 

Beautifully set on the Western slope of the Malvern Hills, just beneath Sugarloaf; near other interesting  buildings  and with easy access to the hill paths (and Regents College/Elim Malvern Hills Church, shop and café).

 

This attractive Victorian stone building, with interestingly profiled tower sits in a pleasant churchyard, with flowers in season, especially daffodils and primroses; with outstanding views westwards. Peter Roget who first compiled Roget's Thesaurus is buried here, he died while on Holiday in West Malvern.


All is tranquil inside this pretty Victorian Church with its beautiful stained glass and most attractive new lighting system with chandeliers installed in the 2011. There is a pretty side chapel with nice woodwork. (Inside Toilet!)




 

Look for


  • Stained glass by William Wailes in the south window.
  • Windows by the stained glass company 'Hardman & Co.' dating from between 1873 and 1886.
  • The five stepped Early English styles lancet wndows in the chancel.
  • The brass Communion rails by Sir George Gilbert Scott, given to the church by the patron, Westminster Abbey, where they were formally in the Henry VII Chapel.
  • The Baptistry by Gillespie added between 1924 and 1926.
  • Roget's grave,

 

 

LOCATION AND TRAVEL On B44232 (west side) in the centre of West Malvern village, opposite Primary School and near the Regents Theological College.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Bus from Great Malvern 675  - timeable from Malvern TIC

SERVICES    2 services every Sunday, 10.30 & 6.30; Wednesday am Communion (11am) + see notice board.

ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES Normally open every day, from approx 10am through to dusk.

LOCAL CONTACT Email : matthews,greenbank@virgin.net Telephone : 01684 567328

FACILITIES

Toilet

LOCAL INFORMATION

Places to visit Great Malvern Priory and Little Malvern Priory, the whole of the Malvern Hills - Worcestershire Beacon (close but a climb): British Camp etc.

Places to Eat & Drink -Regents college café nearby, also Where the Kettle Sings/Malvern Hills Hotel/St Anne’s Well Cafe on the Hills.

Places to stay lots! contact Malvern Tourist Information Centre 01684 892289

Nearest petrol - Malvern Link (Morrison; BP)