St Peter / Balsall Common

The social media, websites or email details of our friends and neighbours in Yardley & Solihull Deanery - we are asking our new friends in Bordesley & Yardley to supply more information! 

The Diocesan website (Church of England Birmingham) records the description of the Deanery thus:

The new Deanery of Yardley and Solihull came into formal being through a Bishop’s order on the 1st January 2020 following considerable diocesan and local consultation.

Yardley and Solihull Deanery is part of the Aston Archdeaconry, and offers a wedge-shaped microcosm of wider society in the West Midlands and across much of the UK. It ‘hangs’ off three arterial routes: the A34 Stratford Road, A41 Warwick Road and A45 Coventry Road. The parishes in the north and west of the deanery lie in Birmingham, and many are ‘Presence and Engagement’ parishes serving areas with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and with a majority of people who would identify themselves as Muslim or of faiths other than Christian. The parishes in the south of the deanery lie in Solihull, a separate town with its own local authority, own sense of self and a large rural fringe. Residents here would more likely be of English background, and identify themselves as Christian or, increasingly, ‘nothing’.

Solihull has traditionally been considered wealthy, though this is not wholly true of everywhere; one of the parishes, in particular, contains some fairly high levels of deprivation. However, of the northern Birmingham suburbs, Indices of Deprivation show all but one parish are in the bottom 7%, and eleven are in the bottom 2% of most deprived parishes in the country. A number of community support projects are housed in or work alongside local churches, with refugees and asylum seekers being among the people assisted. Several church-housed food-banks support local families, many of whom are working full-time, with Yardley Great Trust also providing grants and accommodation, especially for the elderly, across the large area of the ancient parish of Yardley.

The deanery contains eight church primary schools but no church secondaries. All of our schools enjoy close relationships with their churches, and one is a member of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT). The deanery contains 23 parishes / united benefices, comprising 28 churches and 18 incumbents. Two of the churches also have associate vicars, and fairly large staff teams.

Area Dean: Revd Nick Parker

Email: ad.yardleyandsolihull@cofebirmingham.com


Tel: 07890 720240

Bickenhill (St Peter) - with Hampton in Arden (Revd Stuart Dimes)

www.stpeterbickenhill.org.uk

FB St Peters Church Bickenhill. https://m.facebook.com/bickenhillvillage/  

Twitter - not used

Hampton in Arden  (Revd Stuart Dimes)

(St. Mary and St. Bartholomew, Hampton in Arden)

www.hamptoninardenchurch.org.uk  

FB -  @church_hampton

Twitter - @church_hampton www.twitter.com/church_hampton  

Elmdon (Revd Toby Crowe, Area Dean)

www.elmdonchurch.org

FB - Elmdon Church www.facebook.com/elmdonchurch

Twitter - not used

St Mary Temple Balsall (Revd Kathy Lloyd Roberts)

https://templebalsall.wordpress.com/

 or

http://www.stmarystemplebalsall.org.uk/

 Other information and historical details on:

http://www.leveson.org.uk/templebalsall/history.htm

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/templebalsall/

Twitter: Not used

Barston (St Swithins) - with Hampton in Arden 

(See above)

Hobs Moat - St Mary's Church, (Revd. Linda Granner).

 http://www.stmaryschurchhobsmoat.org/

Facebook 'St. Mary’s Church Hobs Moat'

Knowle (Rev Geoff Lanham - Vicar@kpc.org.uk )

Associate Vicar Revd. Matt Simpson; Curate Revd. Ann Peachey

St John & St Lawrence, Knowle Parish Church

www.kpc.org.uk

Facebook 'Knowle Parish Church’


Olton (Revd. Dominic Wright)

St. Margaret’s, Olton

http://stmargarets.info/

Facebook ‘St. Margaret’s Church Olton'

Solihull (St Alphege with St Helens and St Michael)

Team Rector (vacancy)

Revd. Simon Marshall - Team Vicar, St Michael’s

Revd. Helen Greenham - Team Vicar, St Helen’s

? - Curate

http://www.solihullparish.org.uk/  

Facebook 'Solihull Parish'.

ACOCKS GREEN, ST MARY 

Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6QX

T 0121 706 9764 E andrewbullock2@blueyonder.co.uk W www.stmarysacocksgreen.org

BORDESLEY GREEN, ST PAUL 

Belchers Lane, Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9 5XS

T 0121 753 0668 E susan@stpaulscrossover.org 

W www.achurchnearyou.com/bordesley-green-st-paul

http://www.stpaulscrossover.org.uk/

BORDESLEY, ST BENEDICT 

Hob Moor Road & Burlington Road, Bordesley, Birmingham B10 9PJ

T 0121-308 8850 E rmsheppard@hotmail.co.uk 

W www.achurchnearyou.com/bordesley-st-benedict


WARD END, CHRIST CHURCH 

Burney Lane, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2AS

T 0121 783 6999 E wardendccbl@gmail.com 

W www.ccbl.org.uk (website disabled?)


HAY MILLS YARDLEY, ST CYPRIAN 

Fordrough, Yardley, Birmingham B25 8DL

T 0121 705 4875 E jeanneshaw58@yahoo.co.uk 

W www.achurchnearyou.com/hay-mill-st-cyprian


SALTLEY, ST SAVIOUR 

Saint Saviours Road, Saltley, Birmingham B8 1HW

T 0121 328 9855 E frathompson@btinternet.com 

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/saltley-st-saviour


SMALL HEATH, ALL SAINTS 

Herbert Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 0PR

T 07472 463841 E vicar@allsaintsonline.co.uk 

W www.allsaintsonline.co.uk


SOUTH YARDLEY, ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS

Rowlands Road & Yew Tree Lane, South Yardley, Birmingham B26 1AS 

W www.smaaa.church


SPARKBROOK, CHRIST CHURCH 

Farm Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 1LS

T 0121 7714836 E christchurchparish@talktalk.net 

W www.christchurchsparkbrook.org.uk

SPARKHILL, ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Shakespeare Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4RU

T 0121 772 7582 E stjohnschurch@blueyonder.co.uk 

W www.stjohnsparkhill.org.uk


SPRINGFIELD, ST CHRISTOPHER 

Springfield Road & Woodlands Road, Springfield, Birmingham B13 9NY

T 0121 325 5331 E stchristopherschurch@hotmail.co.uk 

W www.stchristopherschurch.co.uk (?Website disabled?)

STECHFORD, ALL SAINTS 

Albert Road, Stechford, Birmingham B33 8UA

T 0121 783 2463 E vicar@stechfordanglican.org.uk

W www.stechfordanglican.org.uk (?Website disabled?)


TYSELEY, ST EDMUND 

Reddings Lane, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 3DD

T 0121 778 6067 E stedmunds@me.com 

W www.stedmundschurch.org.uk

WARD END, ST MARGARET 

Saint Margarets Road, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2BA

T 0121 326 9983 E wardendccbl@gmail.com 

W www.stmargaretscommunitytrust.co.uk


WASHWOOD HEATH, ST MARK 

Washwood Heath Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham B8 2XS

T 0121 328 9855 E frathompson@btinternet.com 

W www.achurchnearyou.com/saltley-st-saviour

YARDLEY, ST EDBURGHA 

Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham B33 8NY

T 0121 783 4736 E stedburghaoffice@btconnect.com 

W www.stedburghasyardley.com