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St Chad’s Church, Rubery
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Parish||St Chad, Rubery|
|Diocese||Anglican Diocese of Birmingham|
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.
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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