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St David's Church, Shenley Green
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Consecrated||9 May 1970|
|Construction cost||£55,000 (equivalent to £612,900 in 2018)2018|
Until 1970 services were held in the church hall which was opened in 1962. The church was built between 1969 and 1970. It was consecrated on 9 May 1970 by Laurie Brown, Bishop of Birmingham.
It was designed by the architects of the Bournville Village Trust under the direction of Selby Clewer.
Part of the parish was taken from that of St Gabriel's Church, Weoley Castle.
The church is dominated by its large lantern tower which not only illuminates the interior but also acts as a local landmark. The distinctive green copper roof was replaced with stainless steel in 2011-2012 after a number of thefts of copper sheeting.
The consecration stone, and dedication stones were brought from St David's Cathedral by the local scout troop in a handcart.
The church contains a pipe organ dating from 1970 by Bowen of Northampton. It was enlarged in 1999 by Trevor Tipple of Worcester. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
List of incumbents
- David Pendleton, 1959–1989
- Chris Jackson, 1989–2001
- Nick Evans, 2002–2015
- Mark Bennett, 2016–2020
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