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 metal cramps in conjunction with the red sandstone used for rebuilding in the C19 is causing accelerated deterioration and failure of the facework. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship to assist with funding repairs was awarded in 2016; repair works started on site at the beginning of March 2018 and are due to be completed in the second half of 2018.

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


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

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA