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St Peter’s Church, Handsworth

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Feb 11, 2022

St Peter’s Church, Handsworth is a Grade II listed former Church of England parish church in Birmingham[1] now used by a Church of God (Seventh Day) congregation.

Church in West Midlands, England
St Peter’s Church, Handsworth

Former St Peter’s Church, Handsworth, now a church for the Church of God (Seventh Day)
Location Handsworth, West Midlands
Country England
Denomination Church of God (Seventh Day)
Previous denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Peter
Consecrated 28 June 1907
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) J.A. Chatwin

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St Peter’s Church was one of the last churches designed by J.A. Chatwin. It was consecrated on 28 June 1907 by the Bishop of Birmingham[2] and in the same year a parish was assigned to it out of St James’ Church, Handsworth and St Michael’s Church, Handsworth.

After being declared redundant by the Church of England in 1977 the building was abandoned and eventually became derelict. In the early 1980s it was bought by The Church of God Seventh Day and continues to be used as a place of Christian worship.

The church contained an organ by William Hill dating from 1846 which had previously been in All Saints’ Church, West Bromwich. It was moved here by William J Bird in 1910. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3] When the church was declared redundant in 1977, the organ was moved to St Gregory the Great’s Church, Small Heath.

  1. The Buildings of England. Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140710310 p. 181
  2. The Building News and Engineering Journal. Vol 92. 1907.
  3. “NPOR [N07372]. National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

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