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Church of England Churches

Listed left are Districts/Parish Churches within the City of Birmingham boundary. Clicking on the District will take you to the District Information Page which also shows an approximate Ordnance Survey Grid Reference. Where Birmingham has been indicated this means Birmingham Central. All sources are from Birmingham Central Library archives, Birmingham Diocesan Directory and the Victorian History of the Counties of England. Warwickshire Vol.VII

Unless identified separately & specifically ALL Churches are C of E

C of E

Sheldon- St Giles Church Road ( O.S. GR. SP 152846 )

Ancient Parish

In 1948 parts of Sheldon parish were transferred to Yardley, and part of the parish of St Margaret, Olton, was transferred to Sheldon. Sheldon mission church, Tile Cross was licensed for public worship from1924 until the Second World War, Marston Green Mental Hospital from 1937 until the Second World War and Garrett’s Green Community Centre from 1956.

Neighbouring parishes

Aston, Coleshill, Bickenhill, Elmdon, Solihull, Yardley

Registers at Birmingham Central Library – Archives department

Baptisms 1558-1950

Marriages 1558-1967

Burials 1558-1939

Banns 1823 -1972

B.M.S.G.H.- Register Copies

CD Rom - D025- Greater Birmingham Miscellany (other churches included ) Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1558 – 1683. Baptisms 1683 – 1839, Marriages 1684 – 1858, Burials 1683 – 1841  

Fiche M028 - Part 1 – Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1588 - 1633  

Fiche M029 - Part 2 – Baptisms 1683 - 1839, Marriages 1684 – 1858, Burials 1683-1841  

Records held at Warwick Record Office

BMSGH Transcript  

Marriages 1558-1683

Burials 1558-1839

Banns 1823 -1858

Bishop’s transcripts at Lichfield

Baptisms 1676 - 1844

Marriages 1676 - 1836

Burials 1676 – 1844

Baptisms & burials missing 1841 - 1842

Non Conformist

Baptist - Birmingham Union Cottage Homes ( Marston Green Cottage Homes ) Marston Green

Registers at Birmingham Central Library – Archives department Baptisms 1917 - 1931

Brethren - Barrows Lane Sheldon

Gospel hall was registered for public worship in 1946.

Christadelphians - Sheldon

Ecclesia began meeting in 1954, in Lyndon Green school.

Methodists - Brays Road Sheldon

Chapel formerly used by the Presbyterians, was reopened by the Methodists in 1952.

Registers at Birmingham Central Library – Archives department Baptism 1952 – 1972

Marriage 1955 -1974

Presbyterians - Brays Road Sheldon

Free Church, was registered for public worship in 1940. I bought by the Methodists in 1952.

Roman Catholic

St Thomas More 130 Horse Shoes Lane ( O S GR SP1484 )

The mission was established in 1936. Mass was first said in a hall in Sheldon. A church hall served as a church, which was opened in 1937. It is linked to the school and is used for lessons.

Gazetteer / Directory Entries

SHELDON, a parish in the Birmingham Division of the hundred of HEMLINGFORD, county of WARWICK, 4¾ miles(S.W.) from Coleshill, containing 423 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Coventry, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king’s books at £8.10.10., and in the patronage of Earl Digby. The church, dedicated to St Giles, is principally in the decorated style, with a fine tower of later architecture. [Lewis 1831]