St. Alban the Martyr

Church Open Days

6 Sep 2024 11:30AM — 15 Sep 2024 5:30PM

As part of Birmingham Heritage Week and the national Heritage Open Days, St Alban's Church will be open for visitors on:

Friday 6th September 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Saturday 7th September 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Sunday 8th September 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
(Closed Monday 9th to Thursday 12th September)
Friday 13th September 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Saturday 14th September 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Sunday 15th September 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

St Alban’s is a Victorian Gothic Church opened in 1881, designed by John Loughborough Pearson, with spectacular stone vaulting. 

A side chapel contains a fine Arts-and-Crafts altar piece by Birmingham artists Kate and Myra Bunce. 

There are stained-glass windows by Henry Payne, Sidney Meteyard, John Hardman & Co., Morris & Co., Clayton & Bell, and Frank Albert Smallpiece.

You can look round with guide cards and leaflets or take a free guided tour (when a volunteer guide is available).

Free leaflets are available in the church for a heritage trail around the parish of 1.2, 1.6 or 2 miles (2, 2.6 or 3.2 km).

The main entrance is up steps from Stanhope Street, but step-free access to the church is available via a path beside the church from a gate on Stanhope Street.

There is wheelchair access to all internal areas except the choir and high altar. The Bunce altar piece is in an accessible side chapel.

Toilets are available (including a wheelchair-friendly one).

We hope to provide tea and coffee, if we have enought volunteers available.

There is no admission charge, but donations for church restoration are welcomed. 

Visitors are also welcome to join our church services at 10:00 a.m. on each Sunday and at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 14th, but circulation around the church and photography are not allowed during the services.

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