St Stephen's Church, Selly Park

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St Stephen’s Church, Selly Park
St Stephen’s Church, Selly Park
52°26′37″N 1°55′24″W / 52.4435°N 1.9232°W / 52.4435; -1.9232Coordinates: 52°26′37″N 1°55′24″W / 52.4435°N 1.9232°W / 52.4435; -1.9232
Location Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website sssw.org.uk
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Martin & Chamberlain
Groundbreaking 1870
Completed 1871
Administration
Parish St Stephen and St Wulstan, Selly Park
Deanery Moseley
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St Stephen’s Church, Selly Park is a Grade II listed[1] parish church in the Church of England in Birmingham.

History[edit]

It was built between 1870 and 1871 by Martin & Chamberlain architects in the English Decorated Gothic style, as a daughter church of St Mary's Church, Selly Oak. It was consecrated on 18 August 1871.[2]

A separate parish was assigned out of St Mary’s Selly Oak in 1892.

St. Stephen's was combined with St. Wulstan's Church (now on Alton Road) to form a single parish. The Church Centre, formerly part of St. Stephen's, became a separate parish known as Christ Church, Selly Park, in 2004.

Organ[edit]

The first organ in the church was built by Henry Jones and opened in 1875. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

Bells[edit]

The church possesses a single 5cwt chiming bell cast by Barwell in 1870.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Grade II (217599)". Images of England. 
  2. ^ The Post Office Directory of Birmingham 1878. p188. E.R. Kelly
  3. ^ http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N08267