St Lawrence's Church, Evesham, Worcestershire

Address: Market Place, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4BG
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Open daily during the summer from 9.30am to 4.30pm. During winter from 9.30am to 3.30pm. NB: We regret St Lawrence's will not be open to the public on 26/2/14.
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150 years of stained glass art

St Lawrence, the parish church of All Saints’ and the great Perpendicular bell tower of the Abbey at Evesham together form a spectacular architectural group.

This large and imposing church is of Norman foundation, though it now appears entirely Perpendicular, having been rebuilt in the 16th-century.

It fell into ruin in the 18th-century and but was rescued and restored again by the local architect H Eginton in 1836.

Outside, the east end has a great six-light window with elaborate tracery.

Inside, the early 16th-century chantry chapel of St Clement has richly panelled arches and a beautiful fan vaulted ceiling. The windows contain fabulous glass by many of the major stained glass artists of the last 150 years.

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How to find us

To locate this church on a map, click on the 'View on map' link that appears below the address information at the top of the page.

Road directions

Evesham town centre; from the west A4184 Abbey Road, take Vine Street and Market Place; from the east, B4035 Waterside, turn left into Bridge Street, shopping centre multi storey car park; church next to priory bell tower and parish church

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Evesham (0.3 miles)

OS Reference No.

SP 037 436

What’s on & news

What’s on

News

21/03/14 CCT has announced plans for a tourism regeneration project to take place at Grade I listed St Lawrence’s church in…

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.



 

 

 

PDF iconA walk round guide for St Lawrence's Church, Evesham (PDF, 1.2mb)

This short, full colour walk round guide contains a floor plan of the church and highlights of things to see during your visit. You can purchase a printed copy of this from the church (50p) or download in advance (free/optional donation).

PDF iconWorcestershire & Herefordshire County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Worcestershire & Herefordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. TW,London (13 Sep 2013, 23:12)

    Visited this church last Saturday, 7.9.13. Lovely stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Lawrence's Church, Evesham, Worcestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.