St. Alban the Martyr

Heritage & History

The Parochial Church Council is 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. 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.

At present the church is only open for socially distanced public worship and we cannot allow casual visitors to look round the church. However, you can follow a virtual tour here: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/heritage/tour/, see 360° views of the interior: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/heritage/360DegreeView/, or if you live near by you could follow our Parish Heritage Trail: http://www.saintalban.co.uk/heritage/trail/.

When we are able to restart our programme of regular open days you will find details here:http://www.saintalban.co.uk/Visiting/.

As part of our National Lottery Heitage Fund supported project "Revealing St. Alban's Hidden Heritage" we have expanded 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.