St Benedict's Church, Bordesley

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St Benedict's Church, Bordesley
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St Benedict's Church, Bordesley
Coordinates: 52°28′28″N 1°50′26″W / 52.4745°N 1.8405°W / 52.4745; -1.8405
Location Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Benedict
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Completed 1909
Administration
Parish Birmingham
Deanery Yardley and Bordesley
Archdeaconry Aston
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St Benedict's Church, Bordesley is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in Birmingham.

History[edit]

The church was built in the Byzantine Revival style in 1909 by Nicol and Nicol of Birmingham.[2] It replaced a temporary iron structure, established as a mission church of nearby St. Oswald's Church in 1898, and was consecrated on 30 April 1910.[3]

The east end is enriched by the Byzantine-style painting of the apse by Henry Holiday and depicts Christ in Glory with angels, and saints in arcading, below.[2] The painting was executed between 1912 and 1919.[2]

A statue of Saint Benedict, to whom the church is dedicated, stands over the north entrance.[2]

The church was given Grade II listed status in July 1982, protecting it from unauthorised alteration or demolition.[2]

The church's archives were deposited with Birmingham Central Library in February 1998 and are now in its successor, the Library of Birmingham.[3]

Organ[edit]

A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[4]

Vicarage[edit]

The Vicarage, seen in December 2016

The adjacent vicarage, built in 1911-1912 to designs by Nicol and Nicol, was given Grade II listed status in 1997.[5]

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