St Nicolas Church
St Nicolas Church enjoys an elevated position on Kings Norton Green and its tall spire has been a local landmark for centuries. The earliest parts of the church date back to the 12th century. The beautiful stained-glass windows are by Kempe and Hardman. Inside, the church has many stone memorials, including a large alabaster tomb-chest for Sir Richard Grevis and his wife (1630s) and there are many wall monuments commemorating, and documenting, local families through time. The newest memorial is for Rev Wilbert Awdry who started writing the Thomas the Tank Engine stories when he was curate at St Nicolas during in the Second World War.
St Nicolas is one of Birmingham’s four medieval churches. Other medieval churches are St Giles (Sheldon), St Edburgha’s (Yardley) and St Lawrence (Northfield). All four medieval churches can be visited during Birmingham Heritage Week.
The St. Nicolas church team has created a self-guided audio tour of the church, which will be launched on the day when the building is first open to Heritage Week visitors, Saturday 9 September. To access the tour, visitors should scan the QR code that will be displayed at the church’s lych gate, where the tour begins, or type shorturl.at/gkmxM into their browser.
Organised by Kings Norton Parish
Date & Time
Sat 9 Sept & 16 Sept | 10am-12pm
Wed 13 Sept | 10am-12pm
St Nicolas Church, 81 The Green, Kings Norton, B38 8RU
Booking not required
Full wheelchair access (building)