The primary responsibility of Parochial Church Council is co-operating with the Vicar in promoting the whole mission of the church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical, in the ecclesiastical parish of St. Alban and St. Patrick, Highgate, Birmingham.
But the Parochial Church Council is also responsible for the care and maintenance of the Grade II* listed Parish Church of St. Alban the Martyr (listed building ID 1290539), a Victorian Gothic masterpiece of architect John Loughborough Pearson.
And it is also the guardian of the rich history of the parish, from its inception in 1865 as a Mission in an area of newly built poor quality housing and industry on the edge of Birmingham to the present day.
As part of our National Lottery Heitage Fund supported project "Revealing St. Alban's Hidden Heritage" we are expanding the "Heritage" material on this website with more information about both the church building and the history of the church and parish (including the former parish of St Patrick, Balsall Heath and the Church of St Patrick, which stood on Frank Street).
The Parochial Church Council is a member of Birmingham Heritage Forum: http://www.birminghamheritage.org.uk
Our project "Revealing St Alban's Hidden Heritage" is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.