About the Author

For information about me, William Dargue, please see my other website, 

A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames . . .  from to Y

  - http://billdargue.jimdo.com/about-1/the-author/.

About this Site

This website is organised by the ancient parishes which are now within the City of Birmingham (plus some adjoining).


Daughter churches in each ancient parish are then listed in order of their date of foundation.


There is a separate section for churches within the Diocese of Birmingham, but outside the City of Birmingham.



Much of the text on this website has been unashamedly adapted from churches' own websites and from the following sources:


British History Online - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/


The Victoria County History

W.B. Stephens (Editor). "Religious History: Churches built before 1800." A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham (1964): 361-379

Churches - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22974 

Churches built before 1800 - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22975

Churches built after 1800 - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22976.


"Parishes: Coston or Cofton Hackett." A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913): 54-57. British History Online. Web. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43087

"Parishes: Frankley." A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913): 120-123. British History Online. Web. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43096

"Parishes: King's Norton." A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913): 179-191. British History Online. Web. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43105

"Parishes: Northfield." A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913): 194-201. British History Online. Web. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43107

"Parishes: Yardley." A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913): 238-245. British History Online. Web. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43116


English Heritage: The National Heritage List for England - http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/,

English Heritage National Monuments Record Images of Englandhttp://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/,

British Listed Buildings - http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/,


See also Church Plans Onlinehttp://www.churchplansonline.org/ - this site appears to be no longer working.


Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham 1885 available from Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14472/14472-h/14472-h.htm 


and, of course,

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



Unless otherwise stated, all the photographs on this website are my own and are reusable under Creative Commons Licence: Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales ie. You can use them non-commercially as long as you acknowledge their source - William Dargue 'A History of Birmingham Churches  . . .  from A to Y' - http://ahistoryofbirminghamchurches.jimdo.com/

The source of any out-of-copyright images is always given where possible. 

The source and copyright restrictions of any other images is given alongside them in the text. 


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