St George's Church, Edgbaston

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Coordinates: 52°28′05″N 01°55′21″W / 52.46806°N 1.92250°W / 52.46806; -1.92250

St. George's Church, Edgbaston
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In some ways a traffic island
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Liberal
Dedication St. George
Parish Edgbaston
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury
Vicar(s) Revd. Julian Francis
Organist/Director of music Phil Ypres-Smith
Organist(s) Shari Ann Bolton

St. George's Church, Edgbaston, is a parish church in the Church of England in Edgbaston, Birmingham.


It was built in 1836-8 as a chapel-of-ease to St. Bartholomew's Church, Edgbaston.

The original building consisted of a nave and two aisles, with galleries. The architect was J.J. Scoles.[1]

In 1856 the church was enlarged with the addition of a chancel, to a design by the architect Charles Edge.

The building was transformed in 1884-5 by the addition of the existing spacious and lofty nave, chancel and south aisle by the leading Birmingham architect J. A. Chatwin. The old nave became the north aisle, and the old chancel the Lady Chapel.


The interior has fine woodwork by Bridgeman of Lichfield to the design of J. A. Chatwin or P. B. Chatwin. This includes

  • Clergy and choir stalls and parclose screen (1885)
  • Organ case (1890)
  • Reredos (1903)
  • Lady Chapel screen (1906);

Stained glass[edit]

There is late Victorian stained glass: by Burlison and Grylls, Heaton, Butler and Bayne, Hardman & Co. of Birmingham and most particularly a Jesse tree in the Lady Chapel by Charles Eamer Kempe.

List of vicars[edit]


The organ was built by Brindley & Foster in 1890[2] and is now defunct. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

List of organists[edit]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ "St George's Church, Edgbaston. Dedication of the New Organ". Birmingham Daily Post. British Newspaper Archive. 14 July 1890. Retrieved 27 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Thornsby, Frederick W., ed. (1912) Dictionary of Organs and Organists. Bournemouth: Logan
  4. ^ Thornsby, Frederick W., ed. (1921) Dictionary of Organs and Organists; 2nd ed. London: G. A. Mate