Local Churches

At Manor Hill House we would be thrilled to welcome you and your guests following your church ceremony! We will have everything prepared for your arrival, including a glass of fizz. If you’re looking for that perfect church to exchange vows and get that perfect backdrop, keep reading to get an idea of the fabulous local churches we have in close proximity.

We have a number of parishes, cared for by different priests and vicars, local to Manor Hill House that host charming rural churches.

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Parish of Stoke Prior, Wychbold and Upton Warren

The Parish of Stoke Prior is cared for by The Rev’d Paula Honniball who is the part-time Associate Priest. The Parish has a selection of three churches: St Michael and All Angels- Stoke Prior, St Mary de Wyche and St Michael-Upton Warren.

Rev’d Paula Honniball can be contacted on 07902 098500/ phonniball12@gmail.com or to reach the parish office contact 01527 577759.

St Michael and All Angels, Stoke Prior

B60 4JT
7-minute drive from Manor Hill House

This is a beautiful Grade 1-listed medieval church built in 1140, set in an ancient courtyard and surrounded by wildlife. The Church is located on Hanbury Road opposite the junction with Shaw Lane.

The tower was built c1200 with the spire was added later, and further to this a major Victorian restoration occurred in 1894-5. Recent repairs have included that of the tower, chancel roof and a glass entry for easier access to the church.

Church facilities: portable ramps at vestry entrance, outside portaloo, parking available.

St Michael all angels church in Stoke Prior

St Mary de Wyche, Wychbold

5-minute drive from Manor Hill House

St Mary de Wyche is located at the junction of Church lane and Shaw Lane in Wychbold. It has a beautiful sandstone exterior with a large tower that contains six church bells, perfect for ringing out on your wedding day!

The Grade II* listed church was built between 1888-9, funded by the Amphlett family and John Corbett, an industrialist and the local Member of Parliament.

Church facilities: toilets, car parking, baby changing facilities, accessible entrance and toilet, assistance dogs welcome.

St Mary de Wyche church

St Michael,
Upton Warren

B61 7EW
1-minute drive from Manor Hill House

This church is about 1 mile from Manor Hill House, so it would just be a short drive after your ceremony to your reception!

Originally consecrated c1300, this grade 2 listed church was substantially rebuilt during the 1700s with oak panelling around the walls and a small balcony on the West wall. St Michael’s is nestled in the heart of Upton Warren countryside where its beauty and intimacy are perfect for smaller weddings.

Church facilities: toilets, accessible toilet, assistance dogs welcome.

St Michael's church in Upton Warren

The Bowbrook Group of Parishes

The Bowbrook Group of parishes is located in mid-Worcestershire in the heart of England. There are nine parishes within the group, centred on the villages of Feckenham, Hanbury, Oddingley, Tibberton, Crowle, Bredicot, Himbleton, Huddington and Bradley Green.

The nearest churches within the group of parishes are St John The Baptist, Feckenham and St Mary The Virgin, Hanbury.

Bowbrook Group Administrator: Helen Volak – 01905 778181 – bowbrookgroup1@gmail.com

St John The Baptist, Feckenham

B96 6HR
10-minute drive from Manor Hill House

St John The Baptist church is set in the beautiful parish of Feckenham. This church has some fine stained glass, an excellent ring of bells and three good organists.

St John The Baptist is an outgoing and supportive church that warmly welcomes visitors. Father Glenn Reading takes care of this church and can be contacted on 01527 894436.

Church facilities: accessible toilets, level access to the main areas, dog friendly, street parking.

St John the Baptist church in Feckenham

St Mary The Virgin, Hanbury (B60 4BP)

B60 4BP
12-minute drive from Manor Hill House

Hanbury Church is a truly beautiful Grade I listed Anglican parish church set in the wonderful Worcestershire countryside. The church previously was the family church for the Vernon family of nearby Hanbury Hall.

It is taken care of by The Reverend David Morris who can be contacted by: 01905 345169/ revdm777@gmail.com and the Priest The Reverend Sue Pollard.

Church facilities: ramped entrance, assistance dogs allowed, accessible car parking and toilets.

St Mary the virgin church in Hanbury

The Worcestershire Severn Parishes

Elmbridge, Rushock, Elmley Lovett, Hampton Lovett, Doverdale and Hartlebury are a Benefice of Seven parishes, which is positioned within the Worcester Diocese of the Church of England.

The nearest churches within the group of parishes are St Mary – Elmbridge, St Michael – Elmley Lovett, St Mary and All Saints – Hampton Lovett and St Michael and All Angels – Rushock.

The Severn Parishes is taken care by Revd. Canon Dr. Sheila Banyard: 01905 773134/ rddroitwich@gmail.com.

Severn Parishes office: 01905 622464/ 7parishes@btinternet.com.

St Mary, Elmbridge

6-minute drive from Manor Hill House

The church is a Grade II*-listed building, located in Elmbridge village. St Mary’s is an Anglican church that underwent Victorian reconstruction. Elmbridge was a chapelry
of Dodderhill until 1877, now it is a parish church.

Church facilities: toilets.

St Mary's church in Elmbridge

St Michael, Elmley Lovett

17-minute drive from Manor Hill House

The old stone parish church dates from 1200 and stands in the middle of a deserted medieval village.
It has four very tall lancet windows to each side of the nave and a modest bell tower topped by a tall stone spire.

Church facilities: car parking, assistant dogs allowed.

St Michael's church in Elmley Lovett

St Mary and All Saints, Hampton Lovett

10-minute drive from Manor Hill House

St Mary’s and All Saints is a Grade-I listed building, chiefly medieval, although the nave, chancel, and both north and south doorways are Norman. There was at one time a medieval manor house to the east of the church which belonged to the Lovett family.

St Mary and All Saints church in Hampton Lovett

St Michael and All Angels, Rushock

13-minute drive from Manor Hill House

The church is a Grade II-Listed building, built in 1758 on the site of a medieval church by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton. In 1872 it was then restored. The graveyard famously contains the grave of Rock Drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham and is a place of pilgrimage for Led Zeppelin fans.

St Michael All Angels church in Rushock

Parish of Dodford with Grafton

Parish of Dodford with Grafton lies some three miles west of Bromsgrove and displays the essential characteristics of the Chartist village that came into existence in 1849. More than half of the properties were built before 1900 and a number of these are ‘listed’ buildings within a Conservation Area.

The Parish of Stoke Prior is cared for by The Vicar Bev Robertson (01527 577759/ bevrobertson.church@gmail.com)

Holy Trinity and St. Mary, Dodford (B61 9DF)

B61 9DF- 11-minute drive from Manor Hill House

The Holy Trinity and St. Mary, located in Priory Road, is the village Church of Dodford. The church was completed in 1908 and features woodwork and plasterwork in the Arts and Crafts style and stonework embellished by the Bromsgrove Guild.

Church facilities: accessible car parking and accessible toilets.

Holy Trinity and St Mary church in Dodford
Holy Trinity and St Mary church in Dodford

Parish of Kidderminster East

The Parish of Kidderminster East is made up of 5 churches on the east side of Kidderminster, including St Cassian’s one of Manor Hill House’s local churches.

St Cassian’s Church, Chaddesley Corbett

DY10 4SD
19-minute drive from Manor Hill House

St Cassian’s is a beautiful, Grade I-listed church in the heart of the village. It was built between the 11th and 14th Centuries with a Victorian interior.

The church has an original three-manual Elliot organ from 1817, a 12th-century font and some stunning examples of stained-glass windows. You will always find a warm welcome at St Cassian’s.

Church facilities: toilets, accessible ramped entrance and toilet, baby changing facilities and on-road parking.

St Cassian's Church in Chaddesley Corbett
St Cassian's Church in Chaddesley Corbett

Parish of Droitwich

The Droitwich Parish covers Church of England churches in Droitwich, Salwarpe, Hindlip and Martin Hussingtree.

Bookings for weddings in all four churches are handled through the Parish Office (01905 794952/ Saltwayteam@outlook.com), so getting in touch is the best next step. They can help you to discover which are your parish churches (those you have an automatic right to get married in) and we will do all we can to help to make your wedding day happy and memorable.

St Augustine, Droitwich (WR9 8QR)

9-minute drive from Manor Hill House

Work started on the Norman Church around 1180 AD and the building was completed around 1220AD.

However, during the Civil War, in 1646AD Parliamentarians were billeted in it, and in the Royalist attack the church was fired, and exploding armaments destroyed the nave and south transept, and damaged other parts of the church. In the early 18th century, the tower and south transept were rebuilt, using the masonry from the damaged building. The building retains this extremely unusual T-shape and positioning of the tower today.

Church facilities: toilets, car park, baby changing facilities, accessible entrance and toilet.

St Augustine Church in Droitwich
St Augustine Church in Droitwich

Parish of Bromsgrove

St. Godwalds Church, Bromsgrove

B60 2EA
9-minute drive from Manor Hill House

St. Godwalds Church is a Church of England Church located in Aston Fields Bromsgrove which was founded after 1883.

Godwald was an abbot-bishop in Brittany of great virtue and high birth. He had a monastery of clergy on an island called Locoal, and a retreat on a small island called Plec.

This Church is taken care for by Rev David Ford (revdavidford@googlemail.com).

Church facilities: toilets, parking available, accessible toilet and ramped entrance, baby changing facilities.

St Godwalds Church in Bromsgrove
St Godwalds Church in Bromsgrove

The Church of England website usefully explains the details of Church of England weddings and blessings to help you understand the process and plan your wedding!

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