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St. James the Great

The Church of St. James the Great, Shirley is above all, a church of the community that it serves. It is very much a living church; growing and changing with Shirley itself as they both move forward into the future.

St. James' Church is situated on the Stratford Road in Shirley. It was built in 1832 and began life as a Chapel of Ease to Solihull Parish Church. The Church is open for private prayer each day between 9am and 5pm/dusk.



Sunday Morning services:

8:00 am - Said Eucharist

10:00 am.- Eucharist (Morning Worship on second Sunday each month)


Eucharist at 9.45am.


Contemplative prayer at 4pm last Wednesday each month.

Healing Service at 7pm, with Eucharist, incorporating the Guild of St. Raphael, first Wednesday of each month.


Eucharist at 10:30 am.

Children's Activities


Starting on 19th January and then on the third Saturday each month from 10 - 11:30am. Messy Church in Church House - crafts, activities and breakfast. Click here to find out more


10-11.30am JimmyTots playgroup held in Church House for pre-school children and their carers. To find out more click here


For all the schools in the Parish we host "Journey to the Stable" each Christmas and "The Easter Journey" before Easter. This give the opportunity for all children to come into church twice in their primary school lives

Weddings, Christenings and Funerals

To find out more about Weddings at St. James, click here

To find out more about Christenings at St. James, click here

To find out more about funerals at St. James, click here

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