The Parish Church of St Laurence, Alvechurch


RECTOR: Revd Richard Bubbers

(now retired)


Revd Richard Bubbers is the Rector of St Laurence, Alvechurch and Workplace Chaplain, Faith at Work in Worcestershire.


He was officially licensed to these posts at a service in St Laurence on Thursday February 12th 2015 conducted by The Bishop of Dudley, Rt Revd Graham Usher.


Richard was previously the Assistant Curate within the Ipsley Team in Redditch. He is married to Sally, a sensorimotor psychotherapist, and they have four grown-up sons. Prior to ordination, Richard was senior partner in a firm of solicitors in Hertfordshire, and practised as a civil litigation and family solicitor.  

Who's Who?

Mr Richard (Dick) Otford Russell



First licensed as a Reader in this parish in 1962; retired Headteacher; special interests: overseas links with our twinned church in Arequipa, Peru; education; choral and instrumental music; and retired-teacher welfare.




Who's Who Dick Russell

Ms Sue Phillips Wardle


Sue was licensed as a Reader in 2009. A graduate in psychology, she has worked for large national organizations on management training and consultancy.  She has a special interest in Church Home Groups and ways to encourage and utilize people's skills and talents in the service of Christ.  She has visited Peru and is a member of the church's Peru Missionary Committee.





Mr David Richmond



Retired teacher. Trained at the Birmingham School of Music (now the Conservatoire). Assistant Organist of Church of the Ascension, Hall Green and organist/pianist at St Michael's Hall Green and also at Rowney Green Church. Organist of St Laurence Alvechurch since 1985. Special interests: music and transport, especially railways and model railways.


David Richmond


Mr Graham Clark


Appointed Churchwarden in 2009. Retired General Manager of a local charity 'Where Next?" that provides supported employment, work experience and training to people disadvantaged by learning difficulties or other special needs.  


Church Home Group Leader.  

Mr Michael Fletcher


Appointed Churchwarden in 2008. Retired

self-employed transport glazing specialist whose leisure interests include acting and leading a young people's drama group.

Michael Fletcher



Mr Ian Price


Ian starting at The Ark/St Laurence Church in September 2010. Ian also puts together the parish magazine - The Grapevine.


Contact Ian at The Ark from -

Telephone 0121 447 7955

or Email

Ian Price
Graham Clark
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Richard Bubbers