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

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

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's 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 details...

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.

Moving forward in Bolivia

Matt being given a Bolivia Marathon sports jacket

In January 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.

Alpha course 2014

The Alpha course is a discussion-based way of exploring the Christian faith. It's running on Tuesday evenings in a house in Selly Park. Find out what it's all about here.

Our Christmas story

Concentrating on a craft activity

Our hall was filled with creative activity at the Children's Christmas Craft Afternoon which was followed by a family Christingle service. More details...

Playing the accordion

We went out carol singing in local pubs and shops, leading up to our own Carol Service. All the talks from our Christmas services can be downloaded from our Sermons page.

Giving street children a future

Meindert with members of the Christ Church Youth Encounter team

Meindert with Youth Encounter team members

Three months after the Youth Encounter team visited Amani Children's Home in Tanzania, its Executive Director came to Christ Church to meet up with the team and thank us all for our support.

Meindert gave a powerful presentation of the work Amani is doing to rescue street children and transform their lives. More details...

Run the race, keep the faith

On Sunday 20 October, Christ Church took to the streets to support the 19,000 runners passing our front door in the Great Birmingham Run. More details...

A spectator applauds a runner going past

The race entrants put in a huge effort... and the supporters cheered them all the way