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St Andrew's Church, Handsworth

St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's
Location Handsworth, West Midlands
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo-catholic
Dedication St Andrew
Dedicated 1910
Consecrated 1914
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Architect(s) William Bidlake
Groundbreaking 1907
Completed 1909 (1909)
Parish Handsworth St Andrew
Deanery Handsworth
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Birmingham
Vicar(s) Rev. Douglas. T. Machiridza
Organist/Director of music Stuart Jeffs

St Andrew’s Church, Handsworth is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England[1] in Handsworth, West Midlands.


  • History 1
  • Organ 2
  • Choir 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The church originated as the mission church of the Good Shepherd. It opened in a temporary building in 1894 as a mission church of St. Mary's, Handsworth. The current building was designed by the architect William Bidlake in the Arts and Crafts style. Work started in 1907[2] and the building was completed in 1908. The church was dedicated in 1910 and it was consecrated in 1914 when a parish was assigned from St Mary’s and St James'.


The church has a two manual pipe organ by William Bird and Sons of Selly Park. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register. [3]


The church has a traditional, robed, parish Choir whose primary function is to lead the sung mass worship at the main service on Sunday at 10.00 am. The choir consists of a cross section of age groups and is structured using the traditional 'SATB' voices. The choir sing and perform traditional, classical and modern works and rehearse and sing a liturgically suitable anthem each Sunday.


  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Warwickshire: Nikolaus Pevsner.
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