Worcestershire Places of Worship

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Church of the Ascension, Malvern Link
Church of the Ascension,
Leigh Sinton Road / Somers Park Avenue, WR14 1XA,
Malvern Link, Worcestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church does NOT have 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 1903, 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] This church, designed by Tapper is straight up the road from St Matthias's Church, past a mini roundabout half way up, and sited at the T junction.

Planned as chapel of ease for St Matthias, local residents collected money for a chapel; but then along came benefactoress Mrs Livingstone who did it all for them, including choosing the architect, and paying the bill as a memorial to her late husband! The locals used their money to add a parish room immediately to the east which blends so well that I wondered whether Tapper designed this also. Four bayed nave, three-bayed narrower chancel, divided externally by a bellcote. At the west end a small rectangular tower rises of the baptistry and houses the organ.[1]

[Image 2] The interior has a pointed barrel vault with cross ribs to the nave and a fully worked up vault in the chancel. The side windows are groups of lancets recessed internally with wall arcading and shafting in front creating the illusion of a walkway. Of course I visited during Lent, so all the finery and decoration was shrouded, wall hangings removed and the magnificent triptych (according to the lady who provided a key) was shut. The metal screen by Bainbridge Reynolds was however there to be admired.[1]

Denomination

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.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SO7742347770. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

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 Malvern Link, 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.

Acknowledgements

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

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 18 Feb 2012 at 10:55.

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This Report was created 15 Jun 2020 - 09:49:15 BST from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 12:48.

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