At the very heart of the historic and beautiful town of Shrewsbury stands the church of St Alkmund, which celebrated its 1,100th anniversary in 2012. St. Alkmund’s was founded by Aethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians, daughter of Alfred the Great and one of the great women of the Saxon age. Hemmed in by medieval markets, mansions and bustling, narrow lanes, the church has long been an island of tranquillity and prayer at the centre of the town. Today, the elegant Georgian reincarnation of St Alkmund’s remains a focus for worship, and one of Shrewsbury’s ‘hidden gems’ for the visitor to discover. Whether you have travelled from near or from far, you are most welcome.
St Alkmund’s church from the north-west: picture: Shrewsbury Museum
St. Alkmund’s, Shrewsbury is committed to Safeguarding and has adopted the National and Diocesan Safeguarding Policies. Our Safeguarding Coordinator is Gilly Cross – click here to contact Gilly.
St Alkmund’s Church, 6, St Alkmond’s Square, SHREWSBURY, SY1 1UH
The United Benefice of St Alkmund’s & St Chad’s with St Mary’s
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