The church of St Laurence dates back to 1239. It is situated on high ground, and was probably the site of an earlier Mercian church, although nothing remains of the earlier wooden building. Much of the church was rebuilt between 1858 and 1861 by William Butterfield. There is a 1,348-pipe organ. The tower has a peal of eight bells, rung regularly by the North Worcestershire Ringing Association.
The bells of St Laurence church in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, date from 1711 and have been ringing across the village to mark weddings, funerals and special events for nearly 300 years. There are eight bells ranging in weight from
4 to 12 hundredweight (200 to 600 kg) and the ringers ring them in the traditional English style of Change Ringing.
9.00am Monday to Friday
8.00am Holy Communion (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month)
9.30am Family Service with Communion on the 1st Sunday and Baptisms on the 4th Sunday of the month.
11.15am Parish Eucharist
Revd Richard Bubbers is the Priest in Charge of St Laurence, Alvechurch and Workplace Chaplain, Faith at Work in Worcestershire.
He was officially licensed to these posts at a service in St Laurence on Thursday February 12th 2015 conducted by The Bishop of Dudley, Rt Revd Graham Usher.
Richard was previously the Assistant Curate within the Ipsley Team in Redditch. He is married to Sally, a sensorimotor psychotherapist, and they have four grown-up sons. Prior to ordination, Richard was senior partner in a firm of solicitors in Hertfordshire, and practised as a civil litigation and family solicitor.
If you want to contact St Laurence Church you can either e-mail: [email protected] or telephone 0121 445 1087.