Worcestershire Places of Worship

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All Saints, Hollybush
All Saints,
on A438,
Hollybush, Worcestershire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1869, and we understand it is still open.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] All Saints is a delightful little church, but very difficult to photograph, as it is surrounded by trees, many of them evergreen. I had my back hard up against a chunky fir whilst taking this shot.[1]

[Image 2] All Saints Church was designed by Frederick Preedy (1820-1898) in 1869. Underneath a decorated corbel on the south wall (on the right of this photo) is a brass plaque commorating one of its Vicars:

In Memory of
The Rev. E.F.F. HILL B.A.
Beloved Vicar of the parish of
Holly Bush from March 1939
Also Rector of Birtsmorton
from October 1952 until his
death October 12th 1954
His ashes lie here[1]

[Image 3] Showing the sexfoil Rose Window, and the Bell Turret.[1]

[Image 4] The sexfoil West Window has (according to a leaflet on “The Preedy Trail”) 9 angels with harps, although the lights appear to be filled with plain glass to me!

The board which can be seen on the wall beneath the window lists Hollybush's Vicars. Underneath that is a Brass Plaque recording the Church's foundation, with the following inscription:

This Chapel built by subscription
and dedicated to All Saints,
was opened Nov 3rd 1869.
“I was glad when they said unto me
Let us go into the House of the Lord.”[1]

[Image 5] The Inscription reads:

In Memory of
Arthur Boulter TOMBS
5th London Rifle Brigade
the dearly loved eldest son of
Joseph and Ada TOMBS
who was killed in action in France
March 26th 1918 - aged 19 years
Greater Love hath no man than this that
can lay down his life for his Friends
Thy way not mine Oh Lord.[1]

[Image 6] Showing the church from the car park surrounded by its eponymous holly bushes. It is on the right side of the A438 Tewkesbury to Eastnor road, just before Hollybush village, and just past Castle Morton Common land.[1]

[Image 7] All Saints Church spied from the adjacent Common, and surrounded by more of its many trees.[1]

[Image 8] The War Memorial is in All Saints Churchyard, and the Inscriptions read:[1]

This Cross is erected to
the Glory of God and in
loving grateful memory of
the following Hollybush men
who gave their lives for their
country in the Great War
Wm. A. BULLOCKSerg Shrop.L.I.Served 1914-16
Arthur B. TOMBSPte Lon.Rif B'de.Served 1914-18
Albert T. BUNNPte Worc.Reg.Served 1916-16
Arthur C. JEYNESPte Worc.Reg.Served 1916-17
Georege BUNNPte R.Welsh Fus.Served 1917-18
“The King of the World shall raise us up
who have died for his laws unto Everlasting Life.”


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO7687736696. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Hollybush, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 3 Feb 2011 at 00:00.

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