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Wichenford: St Laurence

St Laurence, WichenfordSt Laurence is the parish church of Wichenford. It has weekly services which cover a wide range of styles, from the traditional language on the first Sunday in the month to the innovative and informal Café Church, on the third Sunday in the month in the village hall.

The church is closely linked to Martley and the other churches of the Lower Teme Valley, so that events in these other parishes often attract people from Wichenford as well.

The vicar is David Sherwin who is based in Martley.

A brief history of St Lawrence, Wichenford

The first mention of Wichenford Church appears around 1100 AD in the list of the churches and chapels that comprised the parish churches of St Helen’s, Worcester. This is an intriguing start, as being tied to St Helen’s probably takes Wichenford’s own history back past the Norman and Anglo-Saxon eras to Romano-Celtic times, when St Helen’s appears to have been the mother chuch of a large parish extending over both sides of the Severn. Wichenford (and Kenswick) appear among the five listed on the west bank. Read more…


St Laurence Church, Venn Lane, Wichenford, Worcestershire, WR6 6XY

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