Hanbury Church...


Hanbury Church as seen across the farmland.
Hanbury village church which is the crowning glory of one of the most stunning viewpoints in Worcestershire is an 'all age favourite place to go' for an extraordinary number of people, and a definite case of once discovered, never forgotten.  It is also famous for being the model for St Stephen's, Ambridge, enjoying a sixty year filming and recording relationship with BBC Radio. 


Once the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort and later the home of monks, the present building dates from 1210.  It has evolved under the patronage of two important local families, the Bearcrofts of Mere Hall and the Vernons of Hanbury Hall, reflecting social change through the Georgian and Victorian eras. Look and linger inside to discover the story of Hanbury.

As a Christian community, we offer opportunities for worship and friendship each Sunday in a variety of services to suit all ages and tastes.  Details can be found on the calendar.  Please ring the warden to ask about your needs including baptism, confirmation, marriage blessings, weddings, and also interments, memorial services and funerals.


Hanbury Church in the mist
If Church is not your thing, why not join a team of volunteers, or become a friend?  Many people from the village and beyond volunteer time and skills to maintain and fundraise which can be one of the most satisfying ways of enjoying this fascinating place and making new friends.


Regular annual events include a professional Summer Sunday Afternoon Concert, Bank Holiday Homemade Teas with topical displays, Hanbury Fete Stall at the Hall, Historic Churches Cycle Ride and National Trust Ghost Walks.  We also welcome groups for history tours, walks, photography, painting and drawing sessions or for other educational purposes.  

Our greatest hope is that everyone will feel welcome to enjoy the therapeutic peace of this beautiful place.  We are open every day during daylight hours.

Hanbury PCC (December 2012)

Visiting & Contacting Hanbury Church...

The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Astwood Lane, Off School Road
Hanbury, Bromsgrove.
Worcestershire B60 4BP

Priest in Charge (Church of England) The Reverend David Morris

Associate Priest - The Reverend Wyn Beynon

Lay Minister - John Spencer

Hanbury Churchwarden - Judith Burman
01527 821443

Bowbrook Group Administrator
01905 778181
Office open Tuesday to Thursday between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm


  • Inside the Church
  • Local Children at the Church
  • The Church grounds