Our history

Our church is an old one.  The Victoria County History mentions it as appearing in the tithe records of Tewkesbury Abbey in the mid-twelfth century, and the first known rector was Richard Muchegros, appointed in 1242.  However, the history of our present building really starts in 1840, when Archdeacon Thorpe was appointed to the Bristol Diocese, obtained the living of Kemerton, and set out with zeal to rebuild both our church and our religious practices.

There are various documents available to describe our history.  One of the most approachable is a booklet by Charlie Brazier, which started as a description of our stained glass windows, and gained much more in the writing.  You can download a copy here.

CB_St_Nicholas_history_v3, PDF