St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall

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St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall
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St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall
52°22′54″N 1°41′51″W / 52.3816°N 1.6974°W / 52.3816; -1.6974Coordinates: 52°22′54″N 1°41′51″W / 52.3816°N 1.6974°W / 52.3816; -1.6974
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipAnglo Catholic
DedicationSt Mary
ParishTemple Balsall
Vicar(s)Revd Kathleen Lloyd Roberts
Honorary priest(s)Revd Professor Leslie Houlden
Organist(s)Norman Ashfield

St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall is a parish church in the Church of England in Temple Balsall, Solihull, West Midlands, England.


The church is of 13th century style but was heavily restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1849.[1] The church is a Grade I listed building.[2][3]

It is thought that the church was built by the Knights Templar and is the Mother Church of the Templars and the Knight Hospitallers. Knights of both Orders are illustrated in the Altar window.[3]


The church has a small pipe organ by Porritt of Leicester, which was restored and revoiced by the late Peter Collins 2012-2014. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[4]

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  1. ^ The Buildings of England — Warwickshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, p. 431
  2. ^ Historic England. "Grade I (218041)". Images of England. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Mary  (Grade I) (1075995)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ "The National Pipe Organ Register". Retrieved 1 October 2018.