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

Summer Drop-In

Summer Drop-in 2014 poster

With many activities taking a break over the summer, we're providing an escape from holiday boredom on three days in August. All ages are welcome to enjoy chat, cake, games and crafts. More....

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.

We had the opportunity to find out more about Megan when she visited Christ Church a few weeks earlier. 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...

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.

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...

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...

Exploring faith

The Christianity Explored logo

We're starting a new Christianity Explored course early in May, and there's still time to join in. More...

A culture of caring

Praying after a service in Bolivia

There are many ways of caring: In Bolivia we found people very willing to pray and to be prayed for

We believe that God cares about us and for us... so how can we become better carers for each other, for those around us and for the wider world? That's the focus for our Sunday morning services during May and June. There are more details on our events page.

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.