Aston Parish Church Heritage Day
Aston Parish Church has over 6 centuries of monuments to the people who changed the area. 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. Find the monuments to William Shakespeare’s mother’s family (Arden). 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
A programme of special events on Sunday 10 September
12.30pm – Commemorating Alfed Wilcox VC. Event at his memorial in the church yard lead by Colonel Marius Coulon, Rifles City Colonel for Birmingham
1pm – Talk – Aston History an overview. Meet in the meeting room
2pm– Talk – John Rogers (3pm –3.55pm) protestant martyr meet at his memorial
3pm– Tower trip – Climb the refurbished 99 steps to the battlements, learn to chime a church bell. Numbers limited. Free tickets available all day.
3.30pm – Exhibition of Hidden heritage, spectacular 19th century metal ecclesiastical objects made in Birmingham. Meet in the south aisle.
4pm Tower trip – Climb the refurbished 99 steps to the battlements, learn to chime a church bell. Numbers limited. Free tickets available all day.
4.30pm – Talk – William Shakespeare’s Aston connection (1360 to 1627), meet at the Kathleen Arden memorial.
How to get there.
Aston Station is well served by trains on the Cross City (north) and Walsall lines from New Street Station. The 65 and 67 bus stops in Lichfield Road outside the station. Walk from the station along Grosvenor Rd, turn into Queens Rd and you will see the spire.
The 7 and 11 (Outer Circle) bus call at Witton Square. Walk along Witton Lane past the football stadium and you will see the church spire ahead.
Motorists are recommended to leave their vehicle in the cul-de-sac in front of the Parish Church, the entrance is off Aston Hall Road.Organised by
Aston Parish Church
Date & Time
Sun 10 Sept | 12.30pm–5pm
LocationAston Parish Church, Witton Lane Aston, B6 6QA
Booking not required
AccessFull wheelchair access inside the church and level access into the building. The tower and ringing room are not wheelchairs accessible. There is an accessible toilet