Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston

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SS Peter & Paul, Aston
52°30′25″N 1°52′47″W / 52.5070°N 1.8797°W / 52.5070; -1.8797Coordinates: 52°30′25″N 1°52′47″W / 52.5070°N 1.8797°W / 52.5070; -1.8797
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.astonnechellscofe.org.uk
History
Dedication St Peter & St Paul
Administration
Parish Aston
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Rector Revd Andy Jolley

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul (grid reference SP082899) in Witton Lane, Aston, Birmingham, England, is a parish church in the Church of England.

Background[edit]

Aston and Northfield are the only churches within the City of Birmingham mentioned in Domesday Book. Lying next to Aston Hall, it is prominently visible from the A38(M) Aston Expressway.

History[edit]

There is a little 14th-century stonework remaining. The steeple dates from the 15th century, partially rebuilt 1776–77 by John Cheshire. Otherwise the church dates from a design (1879–90) by J. A. Chatwin. It contains many old monuments including an alabaster knight of circa 1360 and a sandstone lady of circa 1490.

It is Grade II* listed.[1][2]

Organ[edit]

The church had a 3 manual pipe organ built by Banfield in 1901.

List of organists[edit]

  • Thomas F Thomason ca. 1912[3]

Churchyard[edit]

The churchyard contains the 30 war graves of service personnel: 26 soldiers, a Marine and airman of World War I, and two airmen of World War II.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner Architectural Guides - Birmingham, Andy Foster, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10731-5
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Grade II* (217814)". Images of England. ...In the 1950s and 1960s the 37th Boys Brigade from Lichfield Road would have a weekly Parade on Sunday mornings.
  3. ^ Dictionary of Organs and Organists. First Edition. 1912
  4. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.