Parish Church of St Agatha
Spectacular Neo-Gothic Grade I listed Bidlake church, opened in 1901. This historic church was built to house an Anglo-Catholic congregation, and from its beginning to the present day, the Anglo Catholic tradition has been upheld.
Each Sunday Mass is celebrated at 11am. Visitors are always welcome. If you do not wish to participate, then we ask you to behave respectfully while worship occurs. It is the best time to hear the organ.
The building is a hidden gem, mentioned in the letters of John Betjemen. Most of our visitors are surprised by just how beautiful the building is! The organ is amazing too – come and see for yourself.
We are able to provide social distancing as we have a very large building and people can keep a safe distance from each other.
• Online – you can also see an exhibition of Arts and Crafts silver on our website and book a virtual tour.
• Informative guides
• Display of church history
• Activities available for children and young people
• Have a quick look around or stay as long as you like
Date & Time
Sat 18 Sept | 11am–3.30pm
Sun 19 Sept | 10am–12.30pm
St Agatha’s Parish Church, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, B11 1QT
Booking not required
On the A34 Stratford Road in Sparkbrook next to Ladypool School. We are by far the tallest building around so should be easy to spot! For bus passengers, you can use the 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5 & 6, or the inner circle 8. For drivers, don’t worry that Stratford Road is on a red route – there are plenty of nearby streets with parking spaces. Taxi drivers best know us as being the church next to the A1 Supermarket. Bicycles are welcome to be brought into the building if visiting.