St John's Church, Sparkhill

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St. John's Church, Sparkhill
52°27′15″N 1°51′57″W / 52.45418°N 1.86575°W / 52.45418; -1.86575Coordinates: 52°27′15″N 1°51′57″W / 52.45418°N 1.86575°W / 52.45418; -1.86575
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Open Evangelical
Website www.stjohnsparkhill.org.uk
History
Dedication St. John the Evangelist
Administration
Parish Sparkhill
Deanery Yardley & Bordesley
Archdeaconry Aston
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Vicar(s) John Self
Curate(s) Gita Morse

St John's Church is an Anglican church in Sparkhill Birmingham.

St John's is a welcoming multi-ethnic church situated in the heart of Birmingham's Balti Belt, it is one of England's most ethnically and religiously diverse parishes. The main Sunday service is held at 10.30am, the first Sunday of the month being an All Age Service followed by a shared meal for those who wish to stay.

The church is a member of the South Asian Forum of the Evangelical Alliance and the New Wine Network of churches.

It is the home of the charity 'Narthex Sparkhill' www.narthex.org.uk

It was constructed in 1888[1] which makes it one year older than Birmingham city. It sits exactly at the top of the Hill known as Sparkhill. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]

"St John's Church is a remarkable Victorian building with an interior of vast proportions for its age... The church was built in 1888 by Birmingham architects Martin & Chamberlain. This firm was more famous for school buildings than churches, and most notably the Birmingham School of Art, one of the finest buildings in the city centre. St John's church is perhaps as bold an architectural statement, in its own way...The architectural style of the exterior is the Victorian version of Early English Gothic, but with c19 engineering advances displaying no further similarities to the medieval in its interior arrangement." (English Heritage report 2009)


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