Worcester St Clement


Ancient Parish [25]
Free chapel appropriated to Worcester Priory. A separate parish at the Dissolution. Abolished civilly in 1898 to help create Worcester Civil Parish.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO841547

Parish Church

St. Clement.
The original medieval church was on the east bank of the river. The site was flooded regularly so a new church was built between 1822 and 1823 on Henwick Hill on the west side of the river.

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Part Worcester Borough, part Lower Oswaldslow [44] [25]

Poor Law Union

Worcester (1836-98)[ [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1694-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1694-1961 [5]
  Burials 1694-1971 [5]
  Banns 1806-36, 1920-61 [5]
Originals Christenings 1694-1980 [12]
  Marriages 1694-1985 [12]
  Banns 1806-1876, 1887-1982 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1608-1875
  Marriages 1608-1875

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Burials 1965-1971

At Society of Genealogists [68]
WORCESTER (St. Clement) : Marriages(Index) 1694-1753: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Worcestershire Archives [51] :
St Clement: Epitaphs
List of inscriptions on tombstones in churchyard (1913)

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
WORCESTER (St. Clement) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Clements' Church see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. David's Church, Comer Gardens see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Clement's School see:

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:
1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 transcript on open shelves at HQq942.5565031

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1694-1877 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Minute books 1669-1832, 1832-45
Churchwardens & overseers accounts 1775-85
Rate books 1801-27
Churchwardens accounts 1695-1877, 1829-41, 1876-1921
Interments at St Clement 1867-70
Charity book 1882-1909
Easter accounts 1821-65
List of inscriptions 1862-1948
Account book 19th cent.
Vestry & PCC minute book 1931-41


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

The living of St. Clement's is a discharged rectory, rated in the king's books at £5. 5., endowed with £800 royal bounty, and £600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter. The church, a small old structure of stone, stood on the eastern bank of the Severn, although the principal part of the parish was on the western side of that river; but being much decayed, and liable to be flooded by the overflowing of the river, a new church, on an enlarged scale, was built, which was opened in 1823. It is in the style of a Saxon church, and is situated on the upper road to Henwick, &c., and is computed to accommodate eight hundred and two persons, and in consequence of a grant of £1000 from the Incorporated Society for promoting the building and enlargement of churches and chapels, four hundred and seven seats are free. The whole cost of its erection was near £6000.

Last Updated: 07/11/2016