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 celebrated 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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All Saints Day
Our 61st anniversary. A special opportunity to give thanks for the witness of All Saints Church during the years.
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Holy Communion (9.30am today) no service at
Our principal service - but please note the change of start time, for today only.
Sunday 13th November 2016 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 13th November 2016 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 26th November 2016 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 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Midnight Mass
First Holy Communion of Christmas. A traditional service with carols and readings.
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Christmas Day Celebration
We share the joy of Christmas Morning. Carols and Holy Communion.
Sunday 25th December 2016 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).
Monday 26th December 2016 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.
Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes
Feast of the Holy Innocents
A simple said service during the twelve days of Christmas. We remember the children slain by order of Herod, and all young people for whom Christmas is not a time of joy.
Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Church Open Open every Sunday and Wednesday morning (with service at 10am)
Other information
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 )
CofE Church Info: (602129 2/129)
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The current editor is: Anthony Clucas

This page was last updated on Thursday 14th January 2016
All Saints : Ownall Road, Shard End, West Midlands, B34 7AJ

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