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History of Christ Church


There have been Christians meeting at Christ Church to worship God every week since the 1880’s and we’re excited about continuing in that tradition in the 21st century. Our style of worship on Sundays is informal and relaxed but with some set prayers or ‘liturgy’. The morning service is suitable for all ages including families with a lively and contemporary approach. We have special provision for young people on Sunday mornings


Christ Church was designed by Julius Chatwin and is constructed in the perpendicular style (the last in Birmingham) and is of Yorkshire par points and Bath stone detailing. The reredos in the Chancel is of Caen stone. Overall, the plan is cruciform. The North Porch was originally intended to support a tower and spire. Within the building, two inscriptions in the Chancel commemorate members of the Chance family. It is yet to be established exactly what their connection was with the church but we do know that their home, Summerfield House, stood nearby until 1879, the year the garden was purchased for the public, creating what we now call Summerfield Park.



25th April 2018



Courtesy of Martyn Brown





27th September 2017





Christ Church, Summerfield 1914 Cricket 1st Team








17th October 2015









20th September 2015


Postcard sent to H. Goode, 6 Stanmore Road in 1904

This is an early postcard dated 1908 and sent to Burton-on-Trent



Undated postcard

Undated postcard