All Saints - Evesham, Worcestershire
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N 52° 05.502 W 001° 56.836
30U E 572122 N 5771760
Quick Description: All Saints, neighbour to St Lawrence's Church, both built by the Benedictine monks of Evesham Abbey in the 12th century.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/23/2018 10:50:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMZKAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
"All Saints Church is an active Anglican church in the centre of the town of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. All Saints and its neighbour St Lawrence's Church were built by the Benedictine monks of Evesham Abbey in the 12th century to serve the people of Evesham. All Saints is now the town's parish church, as St Lawrence's was declared redundant in the 1970s.

It has been designated as a Grade I listed building by Historic England.

Intriguingly, the two parish churches share the same churchyard. After the Dissolution All Saints adopted a strongly Puritan method of preaching and worship (in common with many other English churches). This style lasted until, roughly, the major Victorian restoration (1872-6) by Frederick Preedy, when All Saints moved to a high church (Anglo-Catholic) tradition of worship. Through the 1970s it became increasingly clear that the upkeep of two medieval churches, with all the attendant challenges and problems, was too great a burden for the two congregations. A series of meetings and discussions, led by the Revd Canon A. Webb, led to the decision to keep only one church: All Saints. The parish of St Lawrence, Evesham, was declared redundant on 8 December 1977. In the following year the church was vested in the Redundant Churches Fund (since 1994 called Churches Conservation Trust). and on 1 January 1978 the parishes of All Saints and St Lawrence were united. Following this amalgamation the worship at All Saints moved more to a ‘middle churchmanship’ style."

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Building Materials: Stone

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