Anglican: St Mary

Built in 1843 as a chapel of ease to Malvern. The foundation stone laid by Lady Emily Foley. Designed by Thomas Bellamy of London. There was no church in the village prior to that date.  There is some history on the Parish Website and an excellent account of the church is given in The Guarlford Story (See below for details).

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                                                                    St Mary’s Church, February 2015.

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References and some further sources:
Aitken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Hill, Don, ed. The Guarlford Story, Guarlford History Group, (2005)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the bibliography page.

Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Great Malvern includes references to Guarlford.
                         Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         Historic England listing: Please Click Here
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Nearby Anglican churches in this benefice/area:  Callow End,  Madresfield,  Powick,  Great Malvern,   Malvern Deanery

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