St Francis of Assisi Church, Bournville - A Birmingham Gem!

Bournville Parish Church is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Situated near Linden Road in Bournville, completed 1925, architect W. Alexander Harvey. Built in a Basilican style.


Where is Bournville Parish Church?

Bournville Parish Church (also known as the Church of St Francis of Assisi) is on the corner of Sycamore Road and Linden Road in Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AA.

 

In brief

George Cadbury had always wanted an Anglican church in his model village. The Hall was built in 1913, and the church followed in 1925. Designed by W. Alexander Harvey. Dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi.

Church of St Francis of Assisi, BournvilleChurch of St Francis of Assisi, Bournville (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Bournville Parish Church, St Francis of Assisi - history of the build

Bournville Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi (1182 - 1226). The patron saint of animals and the environment. Even though George Cadbury was a Quaker, he had always wanted an Anglican church to be built in his model village of Bournville. In his lifetime, the Hall was opened in 1913. After his death in 1922, the church was built to the designs of W. Alexander Harvey (who had designed all of Bournville's landmark buildings) and it opened in 1925. The building has a Roman tile roof, with Lombardic eaves cornice. It was built in the Basilican style in a rounded-arch formation. The south chapel was later built in 1966. It was granted Grade II listed building status in 1970. In 2006 the St Francis window was installed in memory of Pat Fuller, a former Parish Administrator. It was made by local artist Catherine Pinnock.

Church of St Francis of Assisi, BournvilleChurch of St Francis of Assisi, Bournville (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Church of St Francis of Assisi, BournvilleChurch of St Francis of Assisi, Bournville (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Church of St Francis of Assisi, BournvilleChurch of St Francis of Assisi, Bournville (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Contact details

Bournville Parish Church

The Parish Office

St Francis Centre

Sycamore Road

Bournville

Birmingham

B30 2AA

Parish Office: 0121 472 7215 (Ext. 2)
admin@bournvilleparishchurch.org.uk
vicar@bournvilleparishchurch.org.uk

 

Project dates

27 Apr 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, People & community, Classic Architecture

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