There has been a church on this site, we believe, since Saxon times and St Chad is thought to have preached here. The base of a preaching cross was found in the middle 1980s during work at the back of the church and is now in the Church Hall garden.

The present building, Grade 2 listed, is Victorian, the sanctuary was rebuilt during l974/5 after a fire, and the tower is the oldest part and a well known landmark for miles around. It dates from the 14th century. You will notice, as you stand in the forecourt which was the site of the old Victorian Vicarage, that the west door, ringing chamber and clock, are not in line. It is thought that the tower was built over a period of 200 years and when the Black Death of 1348 killed many of the craftsmen of Harborne, the tower was finished by unskilled workmen.


There are leaflets in the church giving a short guide round the church, pointing out many historical features and items given in memory. See a Church Tour in pictures.

There is a Nadfas Record of Historical Artifacts 2009 for St Peter's and this can be viewed by request at the Parish Office.

Click here to download a trifold leaflet about the church.


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See information on David Cox and Thomas Baker who are both buried in the churchyard.


St Peter's Church, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 0BB

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