St Mary’s Parish Church Acocks Green
Welcome to St Mary’s, the oldest church in Acocks Green, build in 1866. During the last world war, the building was severely damaged, all the beautiful stained-glass windows were blown out and the roof, plus pews reduced to rubble.
The then vicar, Rev Kelly, got down on his knees and picked up all the pieces of glass he could find, for the east window. The pieces were then taken to Lichfield Cathedral, where they were stored in their crypt. When work was able to commence, after the war, the pieces were returned and it was then found that one piece was missing. It was replaced with a clear piece of glass as it was felt the church should carry its scars.
There are many unique areas in the church and many stories to be told about the plaques, memorials and items used around the building. Outside we have details of three victims of a local crime, one being the biggest monument in the graveyard. It is strange to see the grave of a Lord, which is unmarked and there are also war graves which are maintained by the War Commissioners.
Organised by St Mary’s Church Acocks Green
Date & Time
Thurs 14 Sept | 11.30am–2.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Warwick Road, Acocks Green, B27 6QT
Booking not required
Full Access (building) There are ramps and a flat entrance via St Mary’s Close on the left-hand side of the church yard.