St. Augustine's Church and House
The nave of the church can be used for larger meetings and can accomodate up to 600 comfortably. The church is also an attractive concert venue, having an excellent acoustic and a fine pipe organ. Safe parking is available around the church. Moreover, as a photogenic church, it is also popular for weddings and christenings.
The Church is available for a negotiable fee, depending on the event. Please contact us to find out more.
St. Augustine's House (shown right) - our church hall - is also available for hire. It has a very good kitchen and food preparation facilities. It can accomodate up to 40 people and may be used for meetings, parties, receptions etc.
The Hire Fee for the Church Hall is £35 for the first hour, plus £10 per additional hour or part thereof.
The Interior of St. Augustine's Church
We work diligently to maintain the interior of our church, in order to provide a suitable place of worship and to honour and glorify God.
The new lighting scheme at St. Augustine's has been designed to accentuate the architectural features of the building and of our liturgical practice.
The Carvings at St. Augustine's Church
We are proud of the expert carvings at St. Augustine's, which are the work of John Roddis who lived between 1839 and 1887. A prominent architectural sculptor with premises on Aston Road in Birmingham, Roddis did much carving for churches, most notably St Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston (1868); St Catherine of Sienna (1875, now demolished) Goulburn Cathedral, South Australia; and Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand (which he died during the building of).
He also completed the exterior carving of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (1885, excluding the tympanum) and was responsible for a number of monuments including the Earl of Derbys tomb at Knowsley (1872) and the Augustine Memorial erected by Lord Granville on the Isle of Thanet.
He was a founder member of the Midland Arts Club and became its President in 1885. He was also a member of the Minicipal Arts Club. As well as carving the corbels shown above, he also created the reredos at St. Augustine's.
The Stained Glass Windows at St. Augustine's Church
One of the most treasured aspects of our church is our collection of Stained Glass. Please click on the numbers below to see the various windows.