Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield

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Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity, Birchfield (geograph 2228953).jpg
52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722Coordinates: 52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722
LocationBirchfield, Birmingham
DenominationChurch of England
DedicationHoly Trinity
Heritage designationGrade II* listed
Architect(s)J. A. Chatwin
StyleVictorian Gothic
Completed1864 (1864)
Length117 feet (36 m)
Width48.5 feet (14.8 m)
MaterialsHollington sandstone
DioceseAnglican Diocese of Birmingham

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Birchfield, Birmingham.[1] In 2018, the church was placed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk register due to its poor condition, particularly the roof. [2]


The foundation stone was laid on 26 May 1863,[3] and the church was built by the architect J. A. Chatwin and builders Briggs & Son of rock faced red sandstone with white limestone bands and dressings. It was consecrated on 17 May 1864, by John Lonsdale, the Bishop of Lichfield.[4] It was built for a congregation of 612 people. The building is 117 ft long, 48.5 ft wide.

The church has a good collection of stained glass by the best Victorian manufacturers including Clayton and Bell; Heaton, Butler and Bayne; John Hardman; and Alexander Gibbs of Bedford.

A parish was assigned in 1865 out of St Mary's Church, Handsworth. In 1926, part of the parish was taken to form a parish for All Souls' Church, Witton.


The church contained an organ dating from 1866 by Banfield. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. p.182. Second Edition. 1966. Penguin Books Limited
  2. ^ Heritage at Risk - West Midlands Register 2018 (Report). Historic England. p. 53. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ Birmingham Daily Post. Wednesday 27 May 1863 p.3. New Church for Birchfield
  4. ^ Birmingham Daily Post. Wednesday 18 May 1864. p.3. Trinity Church, Birchfield
  5. ^ "NPOR J00006". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

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