All Saints, Shard End

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Construction of the church began in 1954 and was completed the following year. It was designed by F J Osbourne and was the first new church to be built in Birmingham after the Second World War.

The new church was consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham, Leonard Wilson, on 1st November 1955, and visited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II two days later (in pouring rain!).

The architect and writer Niklaus Pevsner described All Saints as “a very ugly church.” Well, we beg to disagree. It is an impressive and striking design, and there is no mistaking the fact that it is a Christian church. It needs to be seen from inside to appreciate its character.

These days it is home to a small but welcoming congregation, mostly from the immediate locality.

The church will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2015 and is still going strong!

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Revd Anthony J Clucas
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Midnight Mass
First Holy Communion of Christmas. A traditional service with carols and readings.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Christmas Day Celebration
We share the joy of Christmas Morning. Carols and Holy Communion.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday

Parish Communion
Our principal service. Hymns, readings and Holy Communion. Tea/coffee served afterwards. Childrens play area.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee

Wednesday

Holy Communion
A short 'said' service with readings and Holy Communion. A smaller congregation meets in the Lady Chapel for this service.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Coffee
Open Church
The church is open most Wednesdays between 10am and 12noon. Space for private prayers and quiet, or to speak to a Priest if you wish.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM
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Midnight Mass
First Holy Communion of Christmas. A traditional service with carols and readings.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Christmas Day Celebration
We share the joy of Christmas Morning. Carols and Holy Communion.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
St Stephen's Day
A simple said service to commemorate St Stephen - the first Christian martyr. (Boxing Day).
Friday 26th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
Feast of St John
A simple said service during the twelve days of Christmas. We remember St John, the beloved disciple.
Saturday 27th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
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Clergy: The Revd Anthony John CLUCAS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7259
Built: 1955
Architect: OsborneFJ
Style of worship: Traditional Church of England
Our Patron: Keble College Oxford
Archdeaconry: ASTON (522)
Deanery: COLESHILL (52208)
Benefice: Shard End (02/124BJ)
Parish Legal Name: All Saints, Shard End (520129 2/129)
CofE Church Info: (602129 2/129)
Short URL: acny.uk/7259/
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All Saints : Ownall Road, Shard End, West Midlands, B34 7AJ

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