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The Catholic Church of St Catharine was built in 1891 in the Victorian Gothic style, but with some arts and crafts touches, e.g. woodwork, carving, stained glass windows. The land for the site was provided by the 3rd Earl of Gainsborough, Charles William Francis Noel, whose father had converted to Catholicism, so there was a need for a Catholic church in Chipping Campden. The architect was William Lunn of Malvern. The church boasts beautiful stained glass windows made by Paul Woodroffe.
The Church and its school run by nuns played an important role after World War II when there were many displaced Polish families living nearby at the Springhill National Hostel for displaced persons. Hidden up a lane behind the church are some sad Polish graves of those who did not live to see Poland free.
I wish to thank Carol Jackson of the Cadhas Archive Room Team for information on this church.
Directions: At the south end of the High Street
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