St Catharine's Roman Catholic Church

St Catharine's RC Church
Mary Fielding
Carving by Eric Gill

In the 1850s the 2nd Earl of Gainsborough became a Roman Catholic and a significant Catholic community grew up in and around Campden.  Services were held in the domestic chapel at Campden House and in the chapel of the Catholic school in Lower High Street, then called Cow Fair.  However, in June 1891 an old barn was demolished to make way for a new church, built with the financial help of the Earl who gave the site and most of the materials for the Church.

A Priest’s House was built adjacent to the Church in 1938, designed by F L Griggs and boasts an exterior carving by Eric Gill.

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