Deerhurst is a small village which lies on the banks of the River Severn.  The village is remarkable in having two well preserved pre-Norman conquest buildings so close to one another – the Priory Church of St. Mary and Odda’s Chapel.  The village probably grew up around the priory which is built on rising ground near the river and the church is still very much a focal point in this quiet village.  Deerhurst was badly affected by the floods of 2007.  Since then, the village’s flood defences have been greatly  improved.
The village is well known for its wonderful Flower Festival which takes place every two years over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is held to raise funds for Deerhurst and Apperley churches. See the Flower Festival page under the Deerhurst Church heading for more information or visit the Deerhurst Flower Festival website

Many visitors travel to Deerhurst to visit the two wonderful Saxon buildings  –  The Priory Church of St. Mary and Odda’s Chapel.   See the page headed Deerhurst Church on this website and also visit the website of the Friends of Deerhurst Church website There is room for cars to park both outside the church and the chapel, and a visit can be combined with a short walk across fields to the River Severn.