Kingshurst - St John the Baptist

Arran Way, Kingshurst, Birmingham B36

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A utilitarian design of the 1990s, not of architectural or historical significance. 

A social centre was opened in 1971 and Mass was said in a chapel subsequently added to that (this survives alongside the present church, with some of the furnishings). In 1981 St John’s was merged with St Anthony, Kingshurst (qv) to form a new parish. The present church was built in 1992-3; the designer was Michael F. Granahan and the builders Manton Building Contractors. The foundation stone was blessed by Archbishop Couve de Murville on 4 October 1992 and the completed church blessed by Auxiliary Bishop Philip Pargeter on 5 September 1993. 

A small, functional design, built of yellow brick with grey engineering brick surrounds to the arched windows, and a shallow pitched concrete tile roof. The church is entered from the side under a slightly projecting boarded gable; alongside, the foundation stone is set into the wall. The interior is a single volume, with bare brick walls and a ceiling of acoustic tiles. There are no furnishings of special note.  

Diocese: Birmingham

Architect: Michael F. Granahan

Original Date: 1993

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed