Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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The Catholic Church of St Catharine of Alexandria, Chipping Campden
The Catholic Church of St Catharine of Alexandria,
Hoo Lane / Lower High Street,
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.


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 1891, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1923 describes the Catholic Church of St Catharin of Alexandria" as "a handsome building of 'Campden Ashlar' stone in the Gothic style of the 14th century, erected at a cost of £2,500, from designs by Mr. William Lunn, architect, of Malvern". It consists of chancel, nave, aisles, transept, belfry containing 2 bells, two sacristies, a side chapel dedicated to St Bernard, and a Lady chapel, erected by public subscription to the memory of Lady Constance Bellingham. The roof of the chancel is entirely of oak, richly moulded. The window tracery presents twenty different designs. The site and stone were given by the (then) present Earl of Gainsborough. A cemetery was added in 1920.

There is also a Catholic chapel in Campden House, dedicated to the Annunciation.

More details are available on the British Listed Buildings website, where it is incorrectly listed as dedicated to St Mary. This is not a change since Kelly's Directory was printed, as the Church's own notice board (which can be read from Google StreetView) records it as "The Parish Church of St Catharine, Catholic Diocese of Clifton".


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

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 SP1485639024. 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 Chipping Campden, 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.

Information last updated on 21 Apr 2013 at 10:44.

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This Report was created 19 Aug 2022 - 10:09:56 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:13.

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