St David's Church, Shenley Green

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St. David's Church, Shenley Green
St. David's Church, Shenley Green
52°25′34″N 1°58′25″W / 52.4260°N 1.9735°W / 52.4260; -1.9735Coordinates: 52°25′34″N 1°58′25″W / 52.4260°N 1.9735°W / 52.4260; -1.9735
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.stdavidshenleygreen.com
History
Dedication St. David
Administration
Parish Shenley Green
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd. Nick Evans

St. David's Church, Shenley Green is a parish church in the Church of England.

History[edit]

Until 1970 services were held in the church hall which was opened in 1962. The church was built between 1969 and 1970. It was consecrated on 9 May 1970 by the Bishop of Birmingham Lawrence Brown.

It was designed by the architects of the Bournville Village Trust under the direction of Selby Clewer.

Part of the parish was taken from that of St. Gabriel's Church, Weoley Castle.

Features[edit]

The church is dominated by its large lantern tower which not only illuminates the interior but also acts as a local landmark. The distinctive green copper roof was replaced with stainless steel in 2011-2012 after a number of thefts of copper sheeting.

The consecration stone, and dedication stones were brought from St. David's Cathedral by the local scout troup in a handcart.

List of incumbents[edit]

DavidPendletonMemorial.jpg
  • Revd David Pendleton 1959 - 1989
  • Canon Chris Jackson 1989 - 2001
  • Revd Nick Evans 2002 - current

Source[edit]

  • St. David's Church History. Church pamphlet