All Saints Church
Small Heath, Birmingham
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Services

Parish Mass 10:30am
The church is usually open from 10:00am each Sunday.
You are encouraged to attend early and dedicate some time for silent prayer and maybe light a candle.
If you are new to our church, please introduce yourself to the clergy.
Tea and Coffee are normally served after the service, please stay (if only briefly) for a chat.

Weekday Mass is on Wednesdays at 10:00am.

The church is generally open half an hour prior to the advertised service times and for up to 20 minutes afterwards. Additionally there is normally access on Wednesdays from 9.30am - 12.00pm and on Saturdays from 10.00am - 12.00pm.

Diary

Wellesbourne market
Saturday 14th September

Fundraising dance
Saturday 28th September

Welcome

Image of All Saints Church from the exterior
All Saints Church
Consecrated in 1896 and affectionately known as the 'Cathedral of the backstreets', All Saints Small Heath is an Anglo-Catholic Parish Church of the Church of England with roots in the Oxford Movement and a proud tradition of serving its vibrant and diverse community with an active programme of worship and outreach. We are a Forward in Faith parish under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
The parish lies just outside the city centre area, and is part of the Diocese of Birmingham, in the Archdeaconry of Aston and the Deanery of Yardley and Bordesley. We are here for everyone, whatever your experience of faith. Through awe inspiring worship which celebrates the life-changing presence of Jesus Christ, we work together to enable everyone to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and endeavouring to reach out to those in need. Our clergy seek to offer simple, accessible teaching, and skilled pastoral care, combining this with nurturing relationships between those of different faiths in the local community. We look forward to welcoming you to our church.

Porttrait image of Fr. Julian Sampson
Fr. Julian Sampson

Fr. Julian Sampson

Our Parish Priest is Father Julian Sampson, who also works as a part of the Diocese of Birmingham’s Presence and Engagement Team. Father Julian was born in Devon. He studied Theology at St. David’s College Lampeter, and then worked at St. Margaret’s Church centre in Thornbury in Bradford, before training for Ordination at St. Stephen’s House in Oxford. He was Ordained in London, and completed two curacies there.
During his second curacy he was Anglican Chaplain at HMP Bronzefield women’s prison. It was during this time that he felt called to prison ministry, and he became Assistant Anglican Chaplain at HMP Birmingham in 2007. In 2010 he became Chaplaincy Manager. In 2013, he became Vicar of St. Michaels Handsworth, and shortly after this he became Priest in Charge of a neighbouring parish, Bishop Latimer Winson Green. On the 12th of June 2018, he became Vicar of All Saints Small Heath, and Catholic Lead on Interfaith Relations for the Diocese of Birmingham.

Helping you - Most of us have times in our lives when:
  • our children are born and we want to give thanks to God
  • our relationships need to be strengthened or made permanent before God
  • someone significant in our lives is very ill or dies
  • we want to celebrate or give thanks
  • we need encouragement
  • we want to find meaning and purpose, to change and to know who we really are
Please note that Baptisms, Weddings and Blessings are all arranged by seeing the Parish Secretary on Sunday Mornings after attending the regular 10:30am Mass. Telephone enquiries or email requests are welcome, but firm bookings are made in person by coming to All Saints on a convenient Sunday.

Please make sure that any family/friends wishing to make bookings are aware of this.

Safeguarding

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Hyacinth Wright on 07958 213443. For further information please see our safeguarding page.

The Bishop of Birmingham's Safeguarding Adviser is Steph Haines who can be contacted on 07342 993844 or stephh@cofebirmingham.com.