The Anglican Churches of Britain's Second City

. . . from Aston to Yardley

The town of Birmingham is viewed here from Bordesley Fields near the Coventry Road in 1836. Click the image to identify the eight churches in view.
The town of Birmingham is viewed here from Bordesley Fields near the Coventry Road in 1836. Click the image to identify the eight churches in view.
This site is a 'Work in Progress.'
This site is a 'Work in Progress.'

 

I'm William Dargue. I started this website in March 2011, but it's far from complete. I'm working from the top - Birmingham ancient parish and Aston are done.

In the meantime, you might be interested in

A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames . . . from A to Y - http://billdargue.jimdo.com/.

 

This site is organised by the ancient parishes now within the City of Birmingham. Daughter churches in each ancient parish are then listed in order of their date of foundation.

 

Much of the basic information here derives unashamedly from the Victoria County History of Warwick Volume VII The City of Birmingham available on - British History Online - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/warks/vol7.

 

There will eventually be an alphabetical list of parishes and dedications, but until then you'll need to check the Sitemap to find which churches have been covered. 

 

To find a church near you, go to A Church Near You.

See also the Diocese of Birmingham website.

 

Churches which are listed buildings can be found on

Historic England's website and much of the detail derives from this website.

 

Apologies to returning users - I've recently done little work on this site as I've been busy raising funds to refurbish Castle Bromwich bells. We completed a full restoration in August 2017, so I'm back on this website again.  Bill Dargue 

 

Genealogy

This is not a genealogy website. 

For information about parish registers see the Index of Church of England Ecclesiastical Records on Birmingham City Council's website. See also GENUKI and the BMSGH website, Birmingham & Midland Society (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire) for Genealogy & Heraldry.