Hall Green - St Ambrose Barlow

Lakey Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham B28

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A functional structure of 1981 by Lanner of Wakefield.

In 1965 a Mass Centre was opened at the primary school in Lakey Lane, served from Acocks Green. The land for the present church was purchased in 1968, and a dual-purpose church-hall built in 1970, served from Yardley Wood.  The parish of Hall Green was erected in 1979 and the present church and presbytery opened in September 1981. It was dedicated to Ambrose Barlow, one of the Forty Catholic Martyrs of England and Wales canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970. The church was consecrated in September 1986, and a parish hall built in c.1995.

A simple orange brick structure with a raised gable with glazed clerestory lighting the sanctuary. The steeply pitched roof is clad with artificial slates. Windows contain coloured and opaque glass. The interior has not been inspected. Furnishings are said to include a carved timber statue of St Ambrose Barlow by Denis Parsons (d.2012).

Diocese: Birmingham

Architect: Lanner of Wakefield

Original Date: 1981

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed