Small Heath

All Saints

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23. ALL SAINTS, Small Heath (Cooksey Rd.), a brick building in the Early English style, consisting of nave, aisles and transepts, was designed by A. E. Dempster, and was erected in 1875 (fn. 2) and consecrated in 1883. (fn. 3) The church was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War. A parish was assigned out of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, in 1875; the living, in the gift of private trustees, (fn. 4) was a titular vicarage from 1890. (fn. 5) The parish, out of which the parish of St. Aidan, Small Heath (1897), and part of the parish of St. Gregory, Small Heath (1924), had been formed and from which part had been transferred to St. Aidan's, Small Heath, in 1907, (fn. 6) was declared an ecclesiastical reorganization area in 1946. In 1949 the benefice was permanently united to that of St. Aidan, Small Heath, to form a new benefice to be called St. Aidan. (fn. 7) St. Aidan's originated as a mission of All Saints licensed in 1891 and the mission church of the Good Shepherd, opened in 1900, (fn. 8) was in 1916 consecrated as St. Gregory the Great.