Church of St Laurence, Bear Hill, Alvechurch, Alvechurch - Bromsgrove

Large parish church. Mostly rebuilt between 1860 and 1861 by W Butterfield retaining only a C15 tower which was remodelled in 1676. Badly eroded sandstone is affected by damp, especially on the north side and in the tower. Rainwater goods are in poor condition and the leaded windows are also deteriorating. The church was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship in February 2017 to fund repairs which is currently in development.

Church of St Laurence, Bear Hill, Alvechurch, Alvechurch - Bromsgrove
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1100225
  • Local Planning Authority: Bromsgrove
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Laurence
  • Street Name: Bear Hill
  • County: Worcestershire
  • District / Borough: Bromsgrove
  • Parish: Alvechurch
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bromsgrove
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA