Feckenham - St John Fisher and St Thomas More

High Street, Feckenham, Worcestershire B96

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A functional dual-purpose brick building from the 1930s, not of architectural or historical interest, but with a welcoming interior and sense of intimacy.

From 1910 Mass was said during summer holidays when priests visited the home of the local doctor, Dr Edward Dawes. A church-cum-hall seating 200 was built in 1935 under a fund established by Major Galton of Hadzor House. Dedicated to the newly-canonised SS John Fisher and Thomas More, it was opened by the Archbishop of Birmingham on 24 October 1935. Originally served from Hadzor, the church is now served from Redditch.

This is an economical red-brick building designed to cater for both the worship and social needs of its congregation. The roof is tiled and the windows are wooden-framed. On entering there is a porch area with a toilet and kitchen, beyond that a room for meetings and catechisms, and beyond that the worship area.  This is a welcoming space with a sanctuary at the east end with a sacristy to the south and a store room to the north. The top right-hand picture shows how the far end of the sanctuary projects beyond the main envelope of the building.

Diocese: Birmingham

Architect: Not established

Original Date: 1935

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not listed