Handsworth, St. Mary
Handsworth, St. Mary

Welcome to Handsworth, St. Mary

St Mary’s Church, Handsworth, also known as Handsworth Old Church, is a Grade II listed Anglican church in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. Its ten-acre grounds are contiguous with Handsworth Park and it is just off the Birmingham Outer Circle and south of a cutting housing the site of the former Handsworth Wood railway station.

It is noteworthy as the resting place of famous progenitors of the industrial age, and has been described as “the cathedral of the Industrial Revolution”.

In its long history, St Mary’s has undergone successive and opinionated reconstruction, especially in 1820 and 1870. As a Staffordshire country church placed at the convergence of several cross country tracks, St Mary’s became a significant part of the largest industrial city in Britain.

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Visiting us

We’re open during service hours and occasions , and it is free to come in during general visiting times and to attend services.

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