St Peter's Church, Hall Green

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St. Peter's Church
52°25′27″N 1°51′08″W / 52.424198°N 1.852237°W / 52.424198; -1.852237
Location Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Denomination Church of England
Website www.stpetershallgreen.org.uk
Administration
Parish Hall Green
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury

St. Peter's Church is a Church of England parish church in the Hall Green area of Birmingham, England.

History[edit]

Following growth in the Hall Green, Colonal Jervaise provided a generous gift of land and a small wooden building was erected and opened as a chapel in September 1923 dedicated to St. Cadoc.[1]

Growth continued and in 1954, the building was re-dedicated to St. Peter.

On 18 April 1959 a fire engulfed the church and with it, plans for expansion. Services continued for four years in a wooden hut, at then a new parish hall.

On 14 July 1962, the foundation stone for the new building was laid and the new building opened officially in 1964.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church is locally listed[3] with Birmingham City Council as Grade A which means it is of statutory list quality. The building is notable in that it is octagonal in shape and covered by a single span of concrete forming a dome. The height at the centre of the nave is 35 feet. The span between East and West is 93 feet, while the North to South span covers 75 feet. The tower is 102 feet high to the top of the cross.

The stained glass windows include twelve carpet windows inspired by prayer mats, a lady chapel window depiciting the scene of the nativity, and an East window which is one of the largest in Birmingham measuring 18 feet by 16 feet with a design based on the text from St. John's gospel telling St. Peter 'Feed my Sheep'. All windows were designed by Tristan Ruhlman from Alsace, France.

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