St Michael and All Angels The Parish Church of South Yardley Birmingham B26 1AP

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After almost four years of waiting and praying we can now look forward to our new Priest, Fr. Alex French, who will arrive sometime in early September.

The Bishop of Birmingham, The Right Rev. David Urquhart, released this announcement on Sunday August 2nd and it was read out in all three churches as described in the announcement which reads as follows:


The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce that, Fr. Alexander French has been appointed as the Priest in Charge for St Michael’s South Yardley and St Cyprian’s Hay Mills.

Fr.Alex is currently the curate in the parish of Oldswinford in the diocese of Worcester. Previously Alex has a long experience of working in education as a teacher and Deputy head teacher as well as in Business education and originally with the Central Electricity Generating Board. As someone with wider experience Alex is committed to the church as an incarnational presence to enable the flourishing of life.

Bishop David says, I am delighted that Fr Alex is coming to join Church of England Birmingham. Working across these two parishes is a role full of opportunity both in church and society. We are excited to see this new chapter in helping our catholic tradition to flourish and the opportunities of new industrial heritage park at Hay Mills. We look forward to seeing God raising up new people and provision in both paces and hold Alex in our prayers as we seek the growth of God’s kingdom.’

Alex says, God works in wonderful and unexpected ways and I am thrilled by how God’s plans are working themselves out as I embrace and live out my journey of faith. There are many wonderful opportunities present within the parishes of Hay Mills and South Yardley to ensure that we proclaim in deed and word, that in Christ God not given up on God’s world, but continues to love sustain it. I can’t wait to start sharing in the life of St.Cyprian’s and St. Michael’s, helping to serve and build the communities that these churches serve through the presence of revolutionary love’.

Alex, along with his son George and resident dogs, Marla and Moses, are looking forward to moving to Birmingham.

Arrangements for Alex’s institution are in discussion and we hope a date in early September will be announced soon. Please join Bishop David in praying for Alex in this transition. Also remember Oldswinford as they bid farewell to their curate as well as Hay Mills and South Yardley as they prepare to welcome their new priest.


The Archdeacon of Aston, The Venerable Simon Heathfield, c/o Jenny Harris,



From August 8th it will be mandatory to wear a face covering in church. See the article from the Church Times on our COVID-19 UPDATE page, go to HOME above.



All are welcome to join us here at St.Michael's in our worship and in our various activities. Our worship follows a high Anglican format and we are proud of our strong musical roots.

We are a church with a big heart that worships in a big building, that heart is to see God's kingdom

break through into the lives of our families, friends and neighbours.

‘Let no one be a stranger in our midst!’

We now have more detail about our Clerestory windows written by the artist Rachel Wroe Sawkoe.

Check the link from the Clerestory page under 'ABOUT US' above.


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

St. Michael & All Angels Parish Church is committed to care and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. Staff, PCC members and volunteers within this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause these people harm.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Jane Clarke, telephone 0121 743 4089

The Birmingham Diocese Bishops Safeguarding Advisor is Steph Hayes, telephone 07342 993 844

To view our full Safeguarding Policy document, please click the button below

DATA PRIVACY: We are obliged to publish a statement regarding Data Privacy,

please see the link under HOME above.

Hearing loop information

Please note we have a Loop System installed in the church. To use it simply switch your hearing aid to the 'T' position.

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And what's more, we serve them with tea and coffee after the main Sunday morning service so why not

pop in and see which crunchy favourites are on offer this Sunday?

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