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Formed in 2007 to re-open, restore and maintain St John's Church, Kates Hill. The group is run by dedicated local volunteers, supported by a panel of Expert Advisers who give their advice freely.

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St John's Church, St John's Road, Kates Hill, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 7JT

Burial place of

  • William Perry 'The Tipton Slasher'
  • Marion Richardson 'Marion Richardson Handwriting'
  • The Hansons Beer family
  • Family of Sir Alfred Hickman, founder of Tarmac and first patron Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Numerous war heroes including George Thomason who saved the life of Viscount Lascelles
  • Opened 1840
  • Closed 2002 on safety grounds
  • Found to be structurally safe and repairable 2008
  • Business plan and proposal now with Church Commissioners with a view to re-opening as a place of Christian worship, for community use, tourism and events (May 2013)

St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Kates Hill, Dudley, West Midlands circa 1967 courtesy of the Frith collection




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