Aston Church Open Day
It is 900 years since the first masonry church was constructed. Today’s building is cathedral size with monuments from 1360 to the 1950s, commemorating the people who changed the area over 6 centuries. Learn about industrial giants including Joseph Ansell, discover the Aston man who was the first to translate the complete Bible from the original Greek into English and was burnt at the stake. William Shakespeare’s mother’s family (Arden) have left a number of monuments, some were involved in the Wars of the Roses on the Yorkist side. See the new monument made by the community to two local women killed in a gun battle at a New Year’s party in 2003. Aston has a longer history than nearby Birmingham. Be amazed by what you find.
Work is in progress in the tower so this year tower tours are not available.
Enjoy self-guided tours and talks from 12pm–5pm
12.30pm – Talk – The origins of Aston
2pm – Talk – Ellis Shakespeare memorial, story behind the newly arrived memorial
3pm – Talk – John Rogers (1500 – 1555) protestant martyr meet at his memorial
4pm – Talk – William Shakespeare’s Aston connection (1360 to 1627) meet at the Kathleen Arden memorial
A children’s trail is available all day.
Please note – Social distancing must be adhered to. Face masks to be worn.
Date & Time
Sun 13 Sept | 12pm – 5pm
Aston Parish Church, Aston Hall Road, Aston, B6 6QA
Booking not required
The church is accessible