St John the Evangelist's Church, Perry Barr

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St John the Evangelist’s Church
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St John the Evangelist’s Church, Perry Barr
52°31′33″N 1°54′4.33″W / 52.52583°N 1.9012028°W / 52.52583; -1.9012028Coordinates: 52°31′33″N 1°54′4.33″W / 52.52583°N 1.9012028°W / 52.52583; -1.9012028
Location Perry Barr
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Dedication St John the Evangelist
Consecrated 6 August 1833 (1833-08-06)
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Robert Studholme
Groundbreaking 1831
Completed 1833
Length 80 feet (24 m)
Width 26 feet (7.9 m)
Parish Perry Barr
Deanery Handsworth
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Birmingham
The church, before 1905

St John the Evangelist’s Church, Perry Barr is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in Perry Barr.


It was designed by the architect Robert Studholme. Work started in 1831.[2]

The church was consecrated on 6 August 1833 by Rt Revd Henry Ryder, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.[3]

The church was enlarged in 1888 with the construction of the chancel, organ chamber and vestries by J.A. Chatwin at a cost of £1,600.[4] The builder was Collins of Tewkesbury.

In 1894, two transepts were added.[citation needed]

In 1894, part of the parish was taken to form a new parish for St Paul's Church, Hamstead.


The church has a two manual pipe organ. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Warwickshire: Nikolaus Pevsner.
  2. ^ "Church of St John the Evangelist, Church Road B42". Images of England. London, United Kingdom: English Heritage. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Consecration of a New Church at Perry Barr". Aris's Birmingham Gazette. Birmingham. 12 August 1833. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Consecration Services at Perry Barr". Birmingham Daily Post. Birmingham. 19 October 1888. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "N07337 Version 3.1". National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR). Reigate, United Kingdom: The British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 3 February 2014.