About our church

Our beautiful church is over 800 years old and sits on a hill in the conservation area within the village of Hampton-in-Arden nr. Solihull.  Surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, it's ancient churchyard provides a wonderful ambience of calm.  Step inside the church to find the peace you have been seeking. Filled with wonderful artifacts, it is full of history;  from the wooden engraving donated by the famous Peel family who worshipped here, to the stone tomb which is said to hold the heart of a Knights Templar.  Take a look at the colourful stained glass windows,  made especially beautiful when the sun streams through them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are welcome to come in and look around during the day - the church is open every day but normally closed by 3 pm in the week or dusk in the Winter, whichever is the sooner. 

 

Our Director of Music and All Ages Aloud Choirs, Mr. Kim Rawson,  ensures that there is always good music and singing.   The organ is played at our traditional choral services and we have a small band of talented musicians who play at our family services.

 

Our bell-ringers and our choir would love you to join them!  

 

Come along to bell ringing practice on a Monday evening and speak to someone about joining our team of bell-ringers.

 

To be in the choir you must be aged from 7 years to whatever age you are!  The choir sing at the 11 am and 6.30 pm Sunday services normally and also at special services, weddings and funerals.  They are sometimes joined by members of Balsall Common church and sometimes they sing at other churches.    Contact Mr. Kim Rawson on kim.rawson@btinternet.com if you are interested in joining.  Rehearsals are held on Friday evenings.

 

The Church is sometimes used by The Hampton Singers and other local groups who put on choral and orchestral shows .    Our fund-raising committee work very hard to hold lots of social occasions and our Parochial Church Council ensure that the building and churchyard are maintained and protected.

Our new icons in the chancel are very beautiful and were painted in 2017 by an ex-vicar at Hampton, the late Canon John de Wit and are to be blessed at the 11 am service on the 21st October 2018 in John's memory. 

 

THE PARISH CHURCH OF

St Mary and St. Bartholomew

High St

Hampton-in-Arden