St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury

The Wardens, congregation and friends of Saint Alkmund’s church join together in their thoughts and prayers at this time, giving thanks for the life and example of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and praying for His Majesty Charles III and the Royal Family at this difficult time. The church is open for quiet contemplation between 1000h and 1600h on weekdays (except on Thursday when there is a service at 1030h) and Saturdays, and on Sundays when not in use for services.


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

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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

+44 (0)1743 365478 St Chad’s office: (office hours only)