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st. swithin, the parish church of barston

st. peter, the parish church of bickenhill


We are a Bible based, Holy Spirit focused, evangelical Church in the village of Barston, near Knowle and Solihull, in the West Midlands, UK

We offer you a warm welcome to our services, in which we combine the best of both traditional and modern worship. Our aim is that in every service there will be something for everyone.


Revd. Stuart Dimes  is the Vicar at  Hampton in Arden Church and Bickenhill Church and Priest in Charge at Barston church.

Please see our Contacts Page.

Our Curate is the Revd. Clare Dean who also takes services at all three churches.

St Peter's church, Bickenhill, dates from the 12th century although little remains from that period. Alterations took place in the 14th century and, in the late 15th century, the north chapel and west tower were added.

There was a major restoration in the first half of the 19th century with the floor being relaid, pews added, repairs made to the churchyard and the south walls of the chancel and nave being demolished and rebuilt. The spire was struck by lightning in 1876 and rebuilt 10 years later.

The church registers date from 1558 and copies are available at Solihull Heritage & Local Studies Service.   

Church services are at 10 am on a Sunday.


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