Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Shirley Parish website. Our buildings may have only limited access due to coronavirus, but the church is still very much alive and active.

Our website is arranged to reflect our commitment to worshipping, growing, serving our local community, and acting to make the world a better place. Please use the tabs at the top to explore, or click on one of the images below to go straight to one of our key pages.

If you would like to get in touch, please click here. We would love to hear from you.

COVID-19 update (13th Oct)

The new national guidance can be accessed here. Solihull is in Tier 2.

We are not required to reduce access to the church buildings, so the pattern of opening for services and private prayer in the St James building will continue as in recent weeks. If you prefer, we also have online services on Sundays. Please see below for more information.

News and Updates:

22nd Oct: New Vicar for Shirley Parish

The Parish Wardens are pleased to announce

the appointment of Paul Day to the post of Vicar

to Shirley Parish.

Read the full statement here, or watch on

YouTube here.

21st Oct: Plans are underway for the St James Christmas Fayre, taking place from 14th - 21st November. Click here to see what's happening, and to find out how to place your orders. 

7th Sept: Church of England Birmingham asked us to make a video about what we've been doing during lockdown. You can see it here .

The Pewslip for 22nd - 28th October is now available here.

The Parish Magazine for November is available here.

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Access to and worship in our buildings:


Two short, said services of Holy Communion are now taking place in the parish each week.  Congregation size is limited and extensive measures have been put in place to ensure all are kept as safe as possible. Please see here for details.


Our online, phone line and paper based worship will continue - please click on the images above for more information.


The St James building is also open for private prayer on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and on Wednesdays from 11am to 4pm.

Be Still..... and pray


May the Love of Christ

Surround us

The Light of Christ

Lead us

The Peace of Christ

Fill us

The Power of Christ

Aid us

The Joy of Christ

Thrill us

The Presence of Christ

Be with us evermore.


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