Welcome to Christ Church!

Christ Church serves an Anglican parish in Selly Park, south Birmingham. We are people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and life experiences, united by our Christian faith.

Photo of Geoff Lanham

Our vicar, Geoff Lanham

Our modern multi-purpose building is at 953 Pershore Road, almost opposite Hobson Road. Map...

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The Christ Church building viewed from a skylight across the road

The Christ Church building

Soul Survivor 2014

Taking part in a fun run

Taking part in a fun run at Soul Survivor

An impressive archbishop, reports from the persecuted church and lots of paint: there was plenty to remember from this summer's Soul Survivor youth event. More...

Summer Drop-In

A giant game of Connect Four

We welcomed guests of all ages to enjoy play, company and chat on three days in August 2014. More....

New Wine 2014

Sitting round a table in a gazebo

The joys of camping: Lunchtime in the team's gazebo

A group from Christ Church went to the New Wine Summer Gathering to be with each other, with thousands of other Christians and with God.
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Welcoming Megan

Geoff Lanham with Megan Gibbins

Geoff welcomes Megan Gibbins to Christ Church

On the Sunday that Megan Gibbins was ordained in Birmingham Cathedral, we held a special lunch to welcome her as curate at Christ Church. More...

First World War Commemoration

War memorial at St Stephen's Church, Selly Park

Remembering the human cost of war

In the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Christ Church members were invited to contribute family memories. More...

Leading Lunch Club

Beryl and Phil Ennis in the Christ Church kitchen

New Lunch Club leaders Beryl and Phil at work in the kitchen

Phil and Beryl Ennis have been appointed as new leaders of the Christ Church Lunch Club, which provides friendship and community for older people.
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A colour leaflet announcing our new name

If you lived in Selly Park ten years ago, you will have received one of these leaflets

Ten years old!

Christ Church became a separate parish within the Church of England on 1 June 2004. We've got a new building since then, and many lives have been changed too. More...

Revive Residential

Hands covered in slime

Sunshine and slime: a hands-on learning experience

For 15 young people, a sunny weekend away was a time of adventure and growing in faith. More...

Art Group Exhibition 2014

An artist and visitor among the paintings

The artists were on hand to explain their work

It was only meant to run for a few weeks... but Steph's Art Group proved so popular that it has now continued for over two years. In May the group's members presented a second exhibition of their work, having run a similar event last year. More...

Happy Easter!

Easter morning started very early for the team who decorated the cross outside Christ Church with flowers. Most of us got up a little later and packed our main hall for a very joyful all age celebration.
The Christ Church cross decorated with flowers at Easter
An Easter garden

The Easter garden in our entrance hall was made at Messy Church

A visit to Auschwitz

Sign over the entrance to Auschwitz I: Arbeit macht frei

May we never forget

In March 2014 teenager Katie visited the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. She told her moving story in Christ Church on Holocaust Memorial Day. More...

Music at the Highbury

The Cymbiotic percussion duo

The Cymbiotic percussion duo presented the first Music Unwrapped concert

"The idea came while we were carol singing at the Highbury": Dilys liked the venue so much that she launched a series of concerts there. More...

Serving students at Canvas House

Alice stirring a giant saucepan of soup

Our member Alice wanted to show us how Canvas builds Christian community among students in Selly Oak... so she invited us round for a meal to see for ourselves. More...

Help for African street children

Our children's groups are learning about the lives of street children in Tanzania, and doing something to try to help them. More details....

Reloaded Residential

Hanging from high ropes

A cold and wet few days were a time for team building and faith building for our older youth group. More...

No matter how it looks, we're having a great time

Messy Church begins

We held our first Messy Church session on Saturday 8 February. It was enjoyable and creative, and Messy Church will happen every month from now on. Find out more here.

Growing youth work in Bolivia

Matt being given a Bolivia Marathon sports jacket

In January 2014 Matt spent 2 weeks in Bolivia to help support youth work and to further develop our partnership with the churches there. Here's a report on how he got on.