About Shirley Parish
The Anglican Parish of Shirley stretches from the Birmingham border in the north to the Friar’s Gate/Costa roundabout in the south, and from Dingle Lane/Danford Lane/Prospect Lane in the east to Truemans Heath and Tidbury Green in the west. It is home to around 34,000 people. We have three churches - Christ the King at Widney Junior School, St James on Stratford Road, and St John at Tidbury Green, each with its own loyal congregation - but we increasingly act together to share God’s love with those who live and work in the parish (and beyond.)
Our intention is to “know Christ”, through worship and developing our own relationships with God; and to "make Christ known”, though our invitation and welcome, our words and our actions.
Our Sunday Worship is now livestreamed, so those who can no longer attend in person can still participate. Our drop-in Welcome Cafe is providing a place for people to enjoy coffee and cake, to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones, and the Craft Club is helping people to learn new skills.
We are engaging with the broader Shirley community through our activities with schools and other community events; through expanding our local community links; and through our social media presence. We pray and work closely with the other churches in Shirley.
Our Vicar, Rev Paul Day, is leading us in thinking and praying about how we will continue to grow and develop as we move forward into a new way of being, and of being church.
We hope and pray that you would like to become part of our journey. You can contact us here.