Quality Hotel Birmingham South NEC
47-49 Sherbourne Road
Birmingham, EN B27 6DX
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The church of St Mary the Virgin, Acocks Green was consecrated in 1866, while additions continued to be made to the church over the next few years. Characterised by a harmonious blend of architectural styles, the church is truly a thing of beauty. While the exterior of the church is beautiful in its own right, it is merely a preview of the exquisite craftsmanship which awaits you inside. The church is resplendently decorated with details, some more obvious than others. Of special note are the rich alabaster reredos and vivid stained glass windows. A careful look around the churchyard will reveal a number of memorials, creating a chronicle of the parish members' history.
St Cyprian's Church, Hay Mills is a splendid example of Gothic Revival style architecture. The origins of the church can be traced back to 1860 when James Horsfall, a famed wire manufacturer, builtt a school room for the use of his employee's children. This came to be used as a chapel and was finally incorporated in to the current church building 1873. Adorned with a number of rich architectural details, what the church is best known for is its stunning collection of stained glass windows by Hardman & Co. While some depict biblical scenes, other bear images of saints. Whatever the theme, each and every one of the windows are characterized by intricate details and a vivid use of colour. Also of interest is the church's beautifully carved pulpit and the font which serves the dual purpose of being a memorial to Horsfall's daughter. The church continues on as an active parish church even today with a devoted and enthusiastic congregation.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. The mosque has a capacity to host 300 people and attracts people of the community in large number.
Although relatively modern, St Christopher's Church at Springfield is a vision in red. Built on the designs of Arthur Harrison in 1907, the church is a clear depiction of the architects Decorated Gothic Style. Lovely yet humble, the church radiates a warmth and love that is often exclusive to older churches. Services are held regularly and visitors are welcome to join in if they wish or are free to simply explore this stoic beauty.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Built in 1888, St John's Church, Sparkhill is home to one of the country's most varied parishes in terms of the ethnicity of its members. While many would consider this diversity a challenge, St John's gracefully and respectfully accepts all the parish members with equal warmth and kindness. The ethnic diversity of the church's congregation has served to enrich the lives of each of its members as they are bound together by their common love for God. The building is Vistorian interpretation of the Early English Gothic style, and is spacious creating an ideal atmosphere in which to come together and pray. Visitors are always welcome to explore the treasures hidden within the walls of this historic building or to join in the services. The services are a combination of traditional Anglican worship, and more modern and informal practices.
Jamia Mosque Mehr-ul-Millat is a holy hub of the Muslims in the city and nearby areas. This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Built in 1909, St Benedict's Church, Bordesley is a rare example of a Byzantine Revival style church in Birmingham. Although originally built as a temporary place of worship, the original iron structure was replaced by the current church and was assigned a parish of its own from that of St. Oswald's Bordesley in 1910. Inside, this fabulous structure is adorned by some fine examples of paintings by Henry Holiday in keeping with the style of the church. Still an active place of worship, the church hosts regular religious services accompanied by organ music.
Jami Mosque & Islamic Centre is a holy hub of the Muslims in the city and nearby areas. This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Birmingham Heartlands, formerly East Birmingham Hospital, provides a full range of medical services and has an extensive range of regional specialties serving the West Midlands as a whole. These specialties include renal dialysis, infectious diseases and chest surgery. In addition a considerable amount of other specialized work is also carried out.
Initially known as the Jacey Park, the area was turned into a nature reserve in 2000. It is a popular local hangout on weekends. Spread across 18 acres (7.29 hectares), it contains all you will need for a fun day outdoors with family or friends. It has two football fields, a children's playground. and an open grassland. The green pastures around provide rejuvenation and serenity. The woods around are a treasure to explore with some trees estimated to be around 900 years old. The woods consist primarily of oak, maple, rowan, ash etc. These woods are also home to many species of wildlife like woodpeckers, foxes, owls etc. A pond lies towards the east where you can have a picnic or watch the ducks swim by.
Although the history of St Peter's Church, Hall Green can be traced back to 1923, the construction of the existing church was completed in 1964. After the original wooden chapel was destroyed by a fire, the congregation of Hall Green moved to a wooden hut and then to the parish hall for worship, until the new church was completed. The existing church, is considered to be of special note as it is octagonal in shape with a concrete dome cover, and a square tower. This rather unusual design lends the church a unique character that sets it apart from the rest of Birmingham's churches. Although the interiors are characterized by simplicity, the church is home to one of Birmingham's largest stained glass windows.