Church of St John the Baptist, Strensham, Worcestershire

Church Road, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR8 9LW
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Key available nearby at the old vicarage (house next to church) • Walk down grave driveway, keeping to the left. At the end of the driveway you will see a brick pillar on the right • Key is on a hook on the back side of pillar. • Please return after use - thank you!
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A dazzling interior

This handsome square-towered church stands on a rise above its two villages now separated by the M5, looking across the River Avon to Bredon Hill in the east and to the Malverns in the west.

The weathered tower and simple exterior do not prepare one for the dazzling interior, which includes a Norman tub font, sixteenth-century pews, a spectacular screen with painted panels, medieval floor tiles, four centuries of family monuments.


  • Access information

    From a private residential drive there is level access through a pair of iron gates and over grass to the south porch threshold, allowing level access across a tiled porch to the double south doors.

  • Facilities & Hire

    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 

  • Directions

    Please note - if you use satellite navigation based on the church postcode, you'll be misled by about five miles! Instead follow the directions below to travel straight to the church.

    •    From M5, Junction 7, take the A4440 towards Worcester.
    •    Take the 1st exit at the roundabout towards Hereford on the A4440.
    •    At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Hereford.
    •    At the next roundabout take the 1st exit towards Kempsey on the A38.
    •    Keep on the A38 for 12 miles until you reach The Grove.
    •    Take a left after the Bluebell Pub towards Strensham.
    •    Stay on the Strensham road for 5 miles.
    •    At T-Junction take a left, then first right where you will see a brown church sign.
    •    Go down church road for ½ a mile, you can park in front of church.



  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Pershore (6 miles). Worcestershire Traveline: 0870 6082608

  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.

    Worcestershire and Herefordshire County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. 

    St. John the Baptist, Strensham guidebook


  • Community information

    Click here to download a copy of the CP which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    Strensham Church Plan March 2021.pdf

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