Friday, 16 April 2021

Churches (100) : St Barnabas, Erdington

The 100th entry in this series has to be this church, maybe the closest i have to my own church as i went to the attached primary school many years ago...

St Barnabas in the Birmingham suburb of Erdington was built in 1822-3 as a Commissioners' Gothick building. The West tower and wide nave are original features of the church though it has been changed many times over the following years. The chancel and transepts were added in 1883.

The biggest changes came after a major fire in 2007. The roof was destroyed though the tower and walls survived. The church was rebuilt and has a new roof and a modern entrance with a more open plan community space opening into the main church.