Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Churches (33) : St Laurence, Alvechurch

The Church of St Laurence is the parish church of Alvechurch in Worcestershire. A church has been on the site since Saxon times and a priest is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The earliest parts of the church however date from the thirteenth century, a dedication to St Laurence dates from 1239. Parts of the chancel and North aisle may be original parts of the church.

Other parts of the church including the tower date may from the fifteenth century, it was repaired following storm damage in 1676. The church was restored and rebuilt between 1858-60.

Alvechurch was an important religious location in medieval times. The Bishop of Worcester had a palace nearby and held court here.