Hall Green church set to welcome visitor as part of Heritage Open Days - The Solihull Observer

Hall Green church set to welcome visitor as part of Heritage Open Days

Solihull Editorial 17th Sep, 2019   0

CHURCHES across the borough are set to open their doors as part of the national Heritage Open Days.

Church of the Ascension in Hall Green will open on Saturday (September 21).

From 10am until 1pm visitors are invited to look around the School Road Church which was consecrated in 1704 as Job Marston’s Chapel – the only church in the Birmingham area to be completed during Queen Anne’s reign.

There will be a display of documents associated with the history of the church and photographs taken over the last few decades.

There will also be a treasure hunt for children with small prizes.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be served.

Vicar Rev Nejib Boumenjel said: “At open days, we love to welcome back people who have a past connection with the church.

“Last year, our oldest visitor had got married in the church in 1951 while others had been baptised here or had come to church parade services as a child.

“Equally welcome are those who have no past connection and just want to look around this beautiful and historic building.

“We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

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