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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Photo thanks to Mac Joseph



Does anyone know what happened to the stained glass window from the church when it was demolished sometime in the 1970s

29/05/03:  In answer to Sue Hancox's query, All Saints Church was demolished in 1973. The gravestones have all been removed, but there is a book of inscriptions in Birmingham Reference Library and a copy can be bought on microfiche from the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (BMSGH).    Marion Hall      Email: hall_marion@hotmail.com

Quote from a newpaper of the time relating to the demolition:-
The church was demolished in 1973 when it was 140 years old. It's corner pinnacles had already been removed for safety. The article said that parts of the fabric of the church were deteriorating, and it was in an area where most of the 19th century houses were being demolished. The congregation was dwindling, and there were insufficient funds to carry out the necessary repairs to the church. 

 

Old newspaper cutting from  http://www.hibbitt.org.uk/photos/hibbitt_ridley/photos_allsaintschurch.html

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 16/05/08

I wonder if anyone remembers Sunday School at All Saints Church in the 1950s to 1960's . I attended as a child and remember Miss Lee. As I grew older I used to take a class of the smaller children. Does anyone remember the outings to Warwick park on the double decker corporation buses? If you remember that, you will also recall the jam and paste sandwiches and the weak squash!
Mr Morris was the vicar and I believe Mr Marsh was a lay peacher?
Also I recall Mr Morris taking the confirmation classes and we were then confirmed at St Martins in the Bull Ring. I remember the girls had to wear a fine white veil on our heads! It was sad to see the church demolished. It played a large part in our lives at All Saints School (next door). I was so shocked coming home late one evening, to see the interior of the building being burnt out. It was such a depressing sight and like losing an old friend. Mary Free (Evans)   stevenfree@btinternet.com

 

Christening at All Saints Church

Photo's where taken at All Saints Church right photo  you can see All Saints School in the background my mom is holding the baby  [Paul Richards ] of our next door neighbour from 236 Newspring Street my boyfriend Brian Savery (hubby of 43yrs)  from 206 Lodge Road & myself are the other two people we where 17 yrs old & Paul's godparents .
Left photo is myself on the right of the Rev Johnson whose holding baby Paul. Paul's dad  Mr Richards (in the glasses) his wife Glynis is just behind.
These photos was taken on the church steps a lot of babies were christened as you can see in background of photo on right.               sheilasavery@hotmail.com

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METHODIST CHURCH    NEW SPRING STREET (no longer there)

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PHOTO THANKS TO KEN GRINNELL

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SPRING HILL BAPTIST CHAPEL

 

 


 St PETERS CHURCH

George Street West  

Postcards above supplied by Andrew Maxam CrownCards

 

ST PETERS CHURCH SPRING HILL JUNE 5TH 1937

FRANK BARNES AND VIOLET (NEL) GREGORY WEDDING at St Peters Church Spring Hill June 5th 1937 Back row LtoR; Arthur Barnes, Harry Gregory junior, Harry Gregory with his wife Louisa seated in front, both were killed in Roseberry Street by enemy action on the 28/7/1942. Seated LtoR; Mrs Barnes, Kathleen Barnes, Katy Malpas

FRANK BARNES AND VIOLET (NEL) GREGORY WEDDING at St Peters Church Spring Hill June 5th 1937 Back row LtoR; Arthur Barnes, Harry Gregory junior,
Harry Gregory with his wife Louisa seated in front, both were killed in Roseberry Street by enemy action on the 28/7/1942.
Seated LtoR; Mrs Barnes, Kathleen Barnes, Katy Malpas