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St Chad’s Church, Rubery
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St Chad’s Church, Rubery
Coordinates: 52°23′35.45″N 2°1′9.14″W / 52.3931806°N 2.0192056°W / 52.3931806; -2.0192056
Location Rubery
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Chad
Architecture
Architect(s) Richard Twentyman
Groundbreaking 1959
Completed 1960
Administration
Parish St Chad, Rubery
Deanery Kings Norton
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St Chad’s Church, Rubery is a Church of England parish church in Rubery, Worcestershire.

History

The church evolved in 1895 as a mission church from Holy Trinity Church, Lickey. The first building was a small wooden church. The wooden church comprised a nave only, with campanile tower at the west end, tiled with shingles, the roof with red and blue tiles. It accommodated 300 persons and cost £530. The architects were W. Jeffery Hopkins and A.B. Pinckney.

A parish was assigned out of Holy Trinity Church, Lickey in 1933.

The Second World War prevented progress on building a new church, but this was started in 1957 to designs by the architect Richard Twentyman and completed in 1959. Nikolaus Pevsner describes the building as a fine Modernist example.

Organ

An organ from St Margaret’s Church, Ladywood was transferred here when St Margaret’s Church closed. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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