Shaw Hill

St Mary & St John

No longer Church of England

Image from Google Maps Streetview
Image from Google Maps Streetview
Google Maps content is not displayed due to your current cookie settings. Click on the cookie policy (functional) to agree to the Google Maps cookie policy and view the content. You can find out more about this in the Google Maps privacy policy.

 

St John's chapel in Couchman Rd was set up in 1908 as a mission of St Saviour's, Saltley in a district being rapidly built up with working class terraced housing. A site was found in 1913 at the junction of Alum Rock Road and Naseby Road and a parish was assigned out of St Saviour's, St Mark's, Washwood Heath, and St Margaret's, Ward End in 1929.

 

A new church was built in brown brick in a Roman basilica style in 1934 by the Arts & Crafts-influenced Birmingham practice of Holland and Hobbis. It was consecrated the following year.

 

The original building had a 6-bay nave and aisles with a tall bell turret with arched openings. To this was added, in 1957, major additions at the east end with a hall, kitchen and toilet. A sanctuary, chapel and vestries for the choir and clergy were also built with the west porch being added later.

 

The building is now used by a Pentecostal church.

 

Image of unknown origin shows the building when it was an Anglican church.
Image of unknown origin shows the building when it was an Anglican church.