Shaw Hill

St Mary & St John

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99. ST. MARY AND ST. JOHN, Shaw Hill (Alum Rock Rd.), originated as St. John's mission room, Couchman Rd., which was licensed as a mission of St. Saviour's, Saltley, from 1908. (fn. 33) A site was acquired for a permanent church, to be known as St. Mary and St. John's, in 1913, a Conventional District being attached to it. (fn. 34) A parish was assigned out of St. Saviour's, Saltley, St. Mark's, Washwood Heath, and St. Margaret's, Ward End, in 1929. (fn. 35) A new church, built in brown brick in a form resembling a Roman basilica, was consecrated in 1935. (fn. 36) The living was a perpetual curacy from 1929 until 1934, and thereafter a vicarage, in the gift of the bishop. (fn. 37)