Worcestershire Places of Worship

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Christ Church, Lye
Christ Church,
High Street, DY9 8LF,
Lye, Worcestershire.


We don't know whether 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 1839, and we understand it is still open.

The return to the Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/383/2/2/13) for Christ Church Lye describes a building consecrated in 1839, with free sittings for 750, and 250 "other" (ie paid for) sittings, giving a total of 1,000 - a large building! The estimated congregation on March 30th was 228 in the morning, with 400 Sunday Scholars. There was no afternoon or evening service, and no estimate was given for average attendance.

The return was completed on 31st March by Jas. Bromley, who described himself as a Clergyman of the "Lye District Church" in Stourbridge". He remarked that "Owing to its being ??? Sunday the attendance was less than usual". [??? is 2 words, the first ending in 'd' and the second beginning with 'l' - like 'hard luck', but somehow, I don't think that can be the case!]

Note: The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) states that the dedication of Lye church was to Our Saviour. It is not clear whether this is a mistake, or whether it refers to a separate church - certainly there was no other church recorded at Lye in the above Census.


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 SO9236584407. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 6 Dec 2018 at 14:11.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 19:03:21 GMT 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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