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St James' Church, Aston
52°30′14.7″N 1°53′30.5″W / 52.504083°N 1.891806°W / 52.504083; -1.891806Coordinates: 52°30′14.7″N 1°53′30.5″W / 52.504083°N 1.891806°W / 52.504083; -1.891806
Location Aston, Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St James
Architecture
Architect(s) G Winteringham
Completed 1981 (1981)
Administration
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St James' Church is a parish church in the Church of England in Aston, Birmingham, England.

History

The church formed as a mission church from Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston in 1891 and a new building was erected in 1906 to the designs of the architect J.A. Chatwin.

It was consecrated by Charles Gore, Bishop of Birmingham, on Saturday 2 November 1906.

The Chatwin church was demolished and a new church built in 1981 to the designs of the architect G Winteringham. This building was damaged in a fire in 2001 but was restored and reopened.

Organ

The Chatwin church of 1906 was equipped with a three manual pipe organ by Conacher of Sheffeld. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. but is no longer present.

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