Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine

St John in Bedwardine, Worcester.

St John the Baptist, Bedwardine Worcester Family History

Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Boughton, Wick Episcopi, Lower and Upper Wick, and Henwick.

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Worcester St John the Baptist, Bedwardine

  • Worcester St Peter the Great
  • Bedwardine St Michael
  • Hallow
  • Bransford
  • Powick
  • Worcester College Precincts
  • Wichenford
  • Cotheridge
  • Worcester St Clement

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bedwardine (St John), a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, county of Worcester; 1 mile south-west by south of Worcester, forming part of the western suburb of that city. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester, valued at £13 6s. 8d.; gross income £712; in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Worcester. The parish, including the hamlets of Wick-Episcopi, Boulton, Lawrence, and Oldbury, possesses eight daily and three infant schools. Pop., in 1801, 1,574; in 1831, 2,661. Houses 555. Acres 3,730. A. P. £2,352. Poor rates, in 1837, £946.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of St. John’s 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

St. John’s In Bedwardine Directory Listing 1855
St. John’s in Bedwardine Worcester 1791
Crown East, St. John’s Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Lower Wick Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Upper Wick St Johns Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905


Photographs of St. John in Bewdwardine church on Flickr


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Worcester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Worcester
  • Poor Law Union: Worcester
  • Hundred: Worcester Borough
  • Province: Canterbury