St Bartholomew's Church, Edgbaston
|St Bartholomew's Church, Edgbaston|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Vicar(s)||The Rev. Canon Dr. Alison Joyce|
|Organist/Director of music||David Griffiths|
|Churchwarden(s)||Linda Caswell, John Ashton|
The Grade II listed church is medieval, but was largely rebuilt in the 19th century. The chancel, chapels and north arcade were added in 1885 by J. A. Chatwin, who is buried in the churchyard. His grave monument, along with those of William Hoddinott, Jane Bellis and Catherine Chavasse is Grade II listed. Also in the churchyard is the war grave of a Loyal Regiment officer of World War I.
A memorial to physician and botanist Dr. William Withering, who pioneered the medical use of digitalis (derived from the foxglove), is situated on the south wall of the Lady Chapel, and features carvings of foxgloves and Witheringia solanaceae, a plant named in his honour.
The tower contains a ring of eight bells, with a tenor weight of 10 long cwt 0 qtr 14 lb (1,134 lb or 514 kg). The earliest four date from 1685. The bells are rung by the Birmingham University Society of Change Ringers during term time.
The organ was built by Norman and Beard dating from 1956. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
List of organists
- John Augustus Sherman
- John Robert Lunn 1846 - 1847
- Stephen Samuel Stratton 1867 - 1875
- Herbert Walter Wareing 1881 - 1888
- Theodore Stephen Tearne 1888 - 1903
- Henry Taylor 1903 - ca. 1912 - 1927 - ????
- Russell Harry Coleman Green 1933 - ????
- Anthony John Cooke 1958 - 1964
- David Griffiths 2010 - current
- English Heritage. "Church - Grade II (216920)". Images of England.
- The Buildings of England, Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner
- English Heritage. "Grave monuments - Grade II (216921)". Images of England.
-  CWGC Casualty Record.
- Dove's Guide
- Gloucester Citizen - Friday 30 November 1888
- Dictionary of Organs and Organists. First Edition. 1912
- Birmingham Post and Mail Yearbook 1964