The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Birmingham, West Midlands

Birmingham on Wikipedia.

A History of Birmingham Churches.
 

Churches in Aston, Balsall Heath, Bearwood, Edgbaston, Handsworth, Harborne, Quinton, Small Heath, Sparkhill. Some links will open a new page.

All Saints at Hockley. Link is to an external website, with an old photo (1933) of the church. Thanks to Trish McCormack for letting me know of this.

Birmingham Christian Centre on Parade. SP 061 871. Chris Emms (2010). Link.

Birmingham Citadel (Salvation Army) on St. Chad's Queensway. Rob Brettle.

Carrs Lane Church, (U.R.C. and Conference Centre). Peter Morgan. Link.

Christ Church in Summerfield. Another view. SP 042 872. Both John French. Link.

Christ the King (R.C.) at Kingstanding. Aidan McRae Thomson.

City Road Baptist Church, on City Road. John French.

City Road Methodist Church at Rotton Park. SP 037 872. Chris Emms (2010).

The former Dr. Priestley's Chapel (Unitarian) on Moor Street, aka New Meeting House, was destroyed in the 1791 "Church and King Riot's". A new chapel was built (New Meeting), and this was replaced by the Church of the Messiah (Unitarian) on Broad Street, built in 1862. The now redundant old chapel was sold to the Roman Catholic Church. The Old Meeting House (Unitarian, founded in 1686) was destroyed in the same 1791 riot. Another chapel was built on the same spot, and lasted until the site was acquired by the L.N.W.R for extending their station. A new church was built in 1885 - the Old Meeting Church (Unitarian) on Bristol Street. All unitarian.co.uk. These, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard. Link.

Holy Trinity on Trinity Road and Birchfield Road, Birchfield. Another view. SP 067 901. Both Roy Graham. And another view. Mehmood Naqshbandi (2009).

New Testament Church of God on Spring Hill and George Street West, previously St. Peter. Another view. Both John French.

The Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of Theotokos and St. Andreas. Another view. SP 059 872. Both Chris Emms (2010). Link.

Sacred Heart and Holy Souls (R.C). The foundation stone was laid in 1923, opened in 1925, with final completion in 1940) on Warwick Road, Acock's Green. Another view. SP 124 831. Both Howard Richter (2013) Link1. Link2. Link3 - a comprehensive history, with photos of the predecessor churches - a greenhouse from 1905, and a school from 1907.

St. Chad, the Catholic Cathedral. Peter Morgan. Two interior views - 1, 2, both John Balaam (2013). Link.

St. Francis of Assisi at Bournville. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

St. John and St. Peter in Ladywood. Aidan McRae Thomson. Link.

The former St. Luke (1903) on Bristol Road. It had a predecessor on the same site, which was built in 1842, and demolished in 1899. After the congregation moved out, it was home to a Redeemed Christian Church of God, but they too seem to have moved on, apparently before May 2015. Another view. SP 068 856. Both Martin Richter (2015). A photo of the previous church is available here, which has other photos (including one of the successor church of circa 2000 on Great Colmore Street) and a decent history.

St. Margaret at Great Barr. SP 049 958. Roy Graham. Link.

St. Martin, in the Bull Ring. Peter Morgan. Another view. Derrick Reeves. Another view, an interior view, the altar and East Window, and the West Window, all John Balaam (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.

St. Paul, in the Jewellery Quarter. Peter Morgan. Link.

St. Philip, originally a church, was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1905. Peter Morgan. Another view. Peter Fowler. An old print, captioned "The Cathedral Church of St. Philip". Colin Waters' Collection. Link.

Salvation Army on Nursery Road, Hockley. Rob Brettle.

Unitarian Domestic Mission on Hurst Street. Founded 1840, built 1844, and enlarged (and largely re-built) in 1870. unitarian.co.uk. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard.

Welsh Congregational Church on St. Chad's Queensway. Rob Brettle.


Aston
Lichfield Road Methodist Church. Rob Brettle.
St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 082 899. Chris Kippin. Link.
Salvation Army. Rob Brettle.
Shiloh Pentecostal Fellowship on Station Road. SP 079 903.
Mehmood Naqshbandi (2009).
Victoria Road Evangelical Church.  Rob Brettle.

Balsall Heath
Baptist Church. Aidan McRae Thomson.
St. Paul. Aidan McRae Thomson.

Bearwood
Redeemed Christian Church of God on Barnsley Road. Marked on a 1975 map as Sandon Road Methodist Church, the building in John's photo was a large addition (sometime between 1888 and 1904) to an existing Wesleyan Chapel seen here on Google Maps. SP 024 863. John French.
Sandon Road Methodist Church on Sandon Road was, according to a 1975 map, a Christian Science Church (which appears to date from the 1950's). When they departed, and the Methodists moved in, is not, at present, known. SP 024 865. John French.

Handsworth
Beulah Hills Apostolic Church on Bacchus Road. SP 046 887. Chris Emms (2010).
St. Andrew on Oxhill Road. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2006). Link.
St. Mary on Hamstead Road. SP 056 903. Roy Graham. Two further views - 1, 2. both Dennis Harper (2006), and an old postcard view from his collection. The card was posted in 1905. Grade II* listed.

Harborne
Harborne Baptist Church on Harborne Park Road. Another view. SP 031 844. Both Dennis Harper (2016). Link.
Harborne Methodist Church
(interior view only). Aidan McRae Thomson.
St. Mary (R.C.) on Vivian Road. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. SP 033 843. All Dennis Harper (2016). Link.
St. Peter, on Old Church Road. Dennis Harper (2016). Link. Grade II listed.

Quinton
Christ Church. Chris Emms (2010). Link.
Quinton Methodist Church. Chris Emms (2010). Link.

Small Heath
The former Salvation Army Hall on Jenkins Street. Rob Brettle.
Small Heath Baptist Church. Rob Brettle.

Sparkhill
Methodist Church. Another view. Howard Richter advises that there was an unnamed church on this site on maps of 1904 and 1938, but the site was vacant in 1951 and 1959. He speculates that the old church might have been a victim of WWII bombing. SP 092 844. Both Martin Richter (2012). Link.


 

 
 

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17 February 2018

Steve Bulman

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