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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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


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
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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Summer Fun Day (10am-2pm)
A special celebration to mark our 60th year. Events outdoors and inside, hopefully to include children's entertainments, games, stalls, refreshments. Come and join us to mark our 60th anniversary.
Saturday 4th July 2015 at 10:00 AM for 4 hours
Evening Prayer and High Tea
Commemorating the BBC radio broadcast made from the partially completed All Saints Church in July 1955. We will use some of the hymns and readings from that service and enjoy a celebratory tea together.
Sunday 12th July 2015 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Church Open Day and Gift Day
The church will open on a drop-in basis with refreshments served. This is an opportunity to see inside the church and to give thanks for the 60 years the parish church has served the spiritual needs of the area. Those who so desire may also make a special monetary donation to help secure the future of this church.
Saturday 5th September 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Harvest Festival
Our annual thanksgiving for our daily food, and for all who work to bring it to our table. Donations of canned goods are invited - these will be sent to the Birmingham City Mission to help less fortunate folks in our city.
Sunday 6th September 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee
Autumn Sale (10am-12noon)
Lots of new and nearly new items for sale. Also refreshments, raffle etc
Saturday 26th September 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Bereavement Service
We remember our loved ones, especially those who have died during the last 12 months. Their names are read, and family members may come forward and light a candle of remembrance.
Sunday 11th October 2015 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
When the Saints go Marching In
A special event to commemorate our 60th anniversary. The exact format is to be decided, but it will include some food and some fun.
Friday 23rd October 2015 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
All Saints Day
Our 60th anniversary. A special opportunity to give thanks for the witness of All Saints Church during the years and to look forward to the future in a reveloped Shard End.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Holy Communion (9.30am today) no service at 10am
Our principal service - but please note the change of start time, for today only.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Service of Remembrance
A short service of remembrance, followed by a march to the Crown Club (Hurst lane) with an open-air service at the Cenotaph. Refreshments at the Crown Club afterwards.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:45 AM for 20 minutes
Christmas Fair (10am - 12noon)
Our Christmas Sale, with a variety of good things available. Children can meet Santa. Refreshments.
Saturday 28th November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Christmas Carols
A short service of traditional carols and readings. Tea / coffee and mince pies served afterwards.
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Midnight Mass
First Holy Communion of Christmas. A traditional service with carols and readings.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Christmas Day Celebration
We share the joy of Christmas Morning. Carols and Holy Communion.
Friday 25th December 2015 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).
Saturday 26th December 2015 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
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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)
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The current editor is: Anthony Clucas

This page was last updated on Friday 2nd January 2015
All Saints : Ownall Road, Shard End, West Midlands, B34 7AJ

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