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

Welcome to St Michael's website


This Sunday is Pentecost which is celebrated on the 49th day (the seventh Sunday) after Easter Sunday It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of  Jesus while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-31). What appeared to be tongues of fire were seen to descend and rest on the disciples’ heads signifying they were blessed with the Holy Spirit. Talking of tongues, the first reading this Sunday contains some real tongue twisters which can be a challenge to those chosen to do the readings at Pentecost, ''Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs" Try it yourself when you join in with our Service at Home!

Unless you’re well over 50 (!) you probably won’t  remember that the holiday is also called "White Sunday" or "Whitsunday" or "Whitsun" where traditionally the next day, Whit Monday, was also a public holiday here in the UK. Since 1971 this has been fixed by statute as the last Monday in May and renamed Spring Bank Holiday but  the name isn’t as romantic as Whitsun!

As usual we have a service which you can use at home this Sunday, see the link under SERVICES above and join in by reading and even singing along!



As the situation is changing almost daily, there is now a separate page for news of how this affects us here at St.Michael's, and facilities for bereavement support. Please use this link:


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.

SMAAA Policy on Cookies

As many other sites have published their policy on cookies, we need to advise of our policy.

We don't have cookies.

We have biscuits.

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?

© St.Michael and All Angels South Yardley Birmingham B26 1AP

© St.Michael and All Angels South Yardley Birmingham B26 1AP