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Church of the Ascension, Stirchley
52°26′4.5″N 1°54′26.1″W / 52.434583°N 1.907250°W / 52.434583; -1.907250
Location Stirchley
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Modern Catholic
Dedication The Ascension
Consecrated 14 July 1973
Architect(s) Romilly Craze
Completed 1973
Parish The Ascension Stirchley
Deanery Moseley
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

The Church of the Ascension, Stirchley is a parish church in the Church of England in 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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