balsall heath & edgbaston - st mary & st ambrose, st paul's, balsall heath URC

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In the light of God’s love, we seek to be an inclusive, welcoming, supportive and loving church, serving God’s world and the community to which we belong.'

We are two ethnically diverse churches who work together to serve the people of our local community, and to serve God. We have two very different buildings, and congregations.

Worship on a Sunday is at 10.00am and 11.15am. The services differ from each other but usually centre round the celebration of Holy Communion (the Eucharist) and there are special activities for children at both services. If there are five Sundays in a month then on the 5th one we will usually worship together at 10.30am, alternating the venue.

Every Wednesday there is a Service of Holy Communion at 11.30am at Balsall Heath Church Centre. All are welcome.

There are activities taking place on weekdays throughout the year. You can find out more through the other pages of this website or by following us on Facebook BHECHurches or on Twitter @BHEChurches.

St Mary & St Ambrose Church is an Anglican (Church of England) Church. The church building is on Pershore Road and is a large and elegant late 19th Century red brick building designed by JA Chatwin. It stands prominently near to Edgbaston Cricket Ground and Cannon Hill Park. We have plans to develop 'The Haven', within St Mary & St Ambrose Church, as a resource for the whole community.

The United Church of St Paul's Balsall Heath (Anglican & URC), also known as Balsall Heath Church Centre, is a partnership between the Church of England and the United Reformed Church. Balsall Heath Church Centre is on the corner of Mary Street and Edward Road, not far from Heath Mount School and Balsall Heath Health Centre. The building was designed and purpose-built in the late 1970s, for worship, community gatherings and as a meeting place for local elderly people. The building continues to be well used by the local community. It is the base for our 'Silver Lining Project', a project working to address social isolation amongst local older people.

The things that we are working on over the five years to June 2017, are:
LEADERSHIP - so that we have a confident and trained leadership team that includes people of all ages.
DISCIPLESHIP - so that each of us is a confident, prayerful disciple in daily life, with an active and committed personal witness to faith.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - so that there are a variety of spaces, with fluid boundaries, where people can share needs / stories / faith and where story-telling, relationships and conversation are central and valued.
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP - so that the churches have a wide income base.

For a map of St.Mary & St.Ambrose, Edgbaston, and its Parish Boundary please click here.

and for a map of Balsall Heath, and its Anglican Parish Boundary please click here.

Christmas Services

For details of Christmas Services at St.Mary & St.Ambrose, Edgbaston and St.Paul's, Balsall Heath please click here