Christ Church Catshill

  • Stourbridge Road
  • Catshill
  • Worcester
  • Worcestershire
  • B61 9LH

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Christ Church was built in 1838. Its first Vicar was the Reverend Thomas Housman, whose grandson was the world famous author and poet, A,E,Housman, who was baptised here on Easter Day in 1859. The miniature font in the picture to the right is reputedly the font that Houseman's grandfather used to baptise him.

 Thomas Housman's grave can be found in the far corner of the church yard, recognisable by the fourteen foot cross on his tomb. As you enter the church yard you will see two horse chestnut trees, these are all that is left of the original six planted by Edward Housman, father of A.E.Housman one for each of his six children.

A cherry tree is always in the Church yard to commemorate the poem written by Housman 'God's Acre'