Church of the Ascension, Stirchley (II) facts for kids
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|Denomination||Church of England|
|Consecrated||14 July 1973|
|Parish||The Ascension Stirchley|
|Diocese||Anglican Diocese of Birmingham|
On 29 October 1965, the former church building was destroyed by fire and was demolished. This new church designed by Romilly Craze, was constructed next to its former mission church of St. Hugh's, Pineapple Grove, and was consecrated by the Bishop of Birmingham on 14 July 1973. Surviving features from the original church, such as some of the stained glass, the Stations of the Cross, the altar silver, the processional crosses and the vestments, were used in the new church. St. Hugh's became the church hall.
A statue of the Risen Christ was erected on the facade of the new church. It was designed by John Bridgeman of Leamington Spa, made of fibre glass and cost £600. A window of the ascending Christ in slab glass and concrete was designed by John Lawson and a crucifix was designed by John Skelton.
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