Worcestershire Places of Worship

St Matthias at the Link, Malvern Link (1) (42k) St Matthias at the Link, Malvern Link (2) (38k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Matthias at the Link, Malvern Link
St Matthias at the Link,
Church Road, WR14 1NP,
Malvern Link, Worcestershire.


This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1846, and we understand it is still open.

There is a very large graveyard. Google StreetView caught it whilst the morning mist was still hovering over it.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] It has dark crazy-paving walls, is quite large, and has a proud near detached tower at the south west corner. A man-on-a-ladder produced a key to the porch, which got me into the glazed vestibule in the west end of the north aisle. Organ music assailed my ears, we rattle doors but organist in a world of his own - as Sister Sledge says "Lost in Music", not only locked in by porch door but also by internal door. As I began to admit defeat another lady appeared - with keys! The other ladies had called at her house to report "man at church with camera" and suggesting she'd better get over!

Apparently the original church was by Sir G G Scott 1844-46, but which bits? It has been greatly enlarged since 1880-1 by F W Hunt, and that tower did not arrive until 1899.[1]

[Image 2] The west two bays of nave and aisles screened off, at lower level, with odd tent-like structures above presumably to let in natural light? The rood screen has painted saints - copies of East Anglian examples I believe, done by one of the nuns at the local Anglican priory (now shut) in 1918. These are absolutely stunning and well worth the effort to see if you are ever here. I also loved the glass in the nave west windows, with much use of blues, but the artist is not recorded in Bridges or Buildings of England.

The lady with key then gave me directions for my next crucial target - Tapper's Church of the Ascension.[1]


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO7837547903. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 18 Feb 2012 at 13:04.

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This Report was created 14 Jul 2021 - 20:38:04 BST from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 12:48.

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