Highgate

St Alban the Martyr

Now St Alban & St Patrick

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1865

45. ST. ALBAN THE MARTYR, Bordesley (Conybere St.), originated as a building in Leopold Street, which was licensed as a mission of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, in 1865. (fn. 95) It was known as St. Alban's from 1871, when a parish was assigned out of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, and an incumbent instituted, the living being in the gift of Keble College, Oxford. (fn. 96) A new church of stone and brick, designed by J. L. Pearson in the 13th-century style, with stone-vaulted roofs, apsidal chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, transepts and north and south chapels, was opened under licence in Conybere Street in 1881, and consecrated in 1899. (fn. 97) It is considered a very fine example of Pearson's work. (fn. 98) A tower was added in 1938. (fn. 99) The living became a vicarage in 1898. (fn. 1) Part of the parish was taken to form part of the parish of St. Patrick, Bordesley (1900). St. Patrick's School chapel was licensed as a mission in 1873; this mission later became St. Patrick's church, Bordesley. Other missions were licensed for public worship at St. Columba's School, Dymoke St. (1908-13), St. Katherine's mission room, Stanhope St. (1908-25), and St. Alban's mission house, Moseley Road and Highgate Place (since 1921, when it was transferred from Holy Trinity, Bordesley). (fn. 2)

 

 

Website

St Alban's church website has an excellent historical section  - http://www.saintalban.co.uk/

Weblinks

This is a Grade II* listed building whose record can be found on the

 

Historic England website - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1290539.