Church of St Helen, Fish Street, Worcester - Worcester

Although its foundation predates that of the Anglo Saxon Diocese of c675, the church of St Helen dates primarily from C15 and consists of a nave and chancel with aisles, a south porch and a west tower. The presence of iron cramps in conjunction with the red sandstone used for rebuilding in the C19 is causing accelerated deterioration and failure of the facework. A limited scheme of high level masonry repairs funded by a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant for Places of Worship was completed in 2019, leaving masonry repairs to the south aisle and lowest stage of the tower to be attended to.

Church of St Helen, Fish Street, Worcester - Worcester
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST HELEN
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1389795
    Local Planning Authority:
    Worcester
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Helen
    Street Name:
    Fish Street
    Locality:
    Worcester
    County:
    Worcestershire
    District / Borough:
    Worcester
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Worcester
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA