Address: Church Lane, off Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0DN


We welcome our new Vicar, Revd Stuart Dimes.

 

The Church of England Parish Church of Saint Peter is Norman and was built in 1140.

The Parish covers the village of Bickenhill itself and the town of Marston Green. Also in the Parish are Birmingham International Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, and the National Motorcycle Museum.

The Parish is crossed by two major roads: the M42 and the A45. The A45 is referred to locally as the Coventry Road.

For more details about the history of the church refer to the History page.

All Services start at 10am unless stated otherwise

 

 

DATE

SERVICE

NAME

1st READING

2nd READING OR

GOSPEL

COLLECT

INTERCESSION &CHURCH PRAYER

1st JULY

5TH After Trinity

G

MORNING PRAYER

VENITE

(Psalm 30)

CAROL LINFIELD

ALISON

2 CORINTHIANS

CH 8

V 7 - END

JOHN

MARK CH 5

V 21 - END

PETER COLLECT Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching,

PETER CONT that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

8th JULY

6th After Trinity

G

EUCHARIST

REVD STEPHEN MAYES

ANTHEA

2 CORINTHIANS

CH 12

V 2 - 10

STEPHEN

MARK CH 6

V 1 - 13

STEPHEN

JOHN

15TH JULY

7TH After Trinity

G

MATINS

JUBILATE

(Psalm 85 V8 - END)

ROGER HARRISON

PETER

EPHESIANS CH 1

V 3 - 14

ALISON

MARK CH 6

V 14 - 29

ROGER

KEN

22ND JULY

8TH After Trinity

G

EUCHARIST

REVD STUART DIMES

LIZ

EPHESIANS CH 2

V 11 - END

STUART

MARK CH 6

V 30-34, 53 - END

STUART

PETER

29th JULY

"SONGS OF PRAISE"
Favourite hymns and readings chosen by the congregation

         

 

 

 

DATE

SERVICE

NAME

1st READING

2nd READING OR

GOSPEL

COLLECT

INTERCESSION &CHURCH PRAYER

5TH AUGUST

TRINITY 10

 

Green

MORNING PRAYER

(Venite)

Psalm 78.

V23 - 29

PAULINE GRIFFITHS

CAROLINE

EXODUS CH 16

V 2-4 & V9-15

KEN

JOHN CH 6

V 24 - 35

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness;

KEN

(And Collect)

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12TH AUGUST

TRINITY 11

GREEN

EUCHARIST

 

REVD JOHN BRADFORD

 

ALISON

1 KINGS CH 19

V 4 – 8

REVD JOHN

JOHN CH 6

V 35, 41-51

REVD JOHN

PETER

19TH AUGUST

TRINITY 12

 

GREEN

MORNING PRAYER

(JUBILATE)

Psalm 34

V9-14

ROGER HARRISON

PETER

PROVERBS CH 9

V 1 - 6

ANTHEA

JOHN CH 6

V 51 - 58

ROGER

KEN

26TH AUGUST

TRINITY 13

 

GREEN

EUCHARIST

REVD STUART DIMES

 

LIZ

JOSHUA CH 24

V1 – 2, 14 - 18

STUART

JOHN CH 6

V 56 - 69

STUART

PETER

2ND SEPTEMBER

TRINITY 14

 

GREEN

MORNING PRAYER

(Venite)

Psalm 15

PAUL RAYMER

JOHN

DEUTERONOMY CH4

V 1 -2 & 6-9

ALISON

MARK CH 7

V 1 - 8, 14 -15, 21 - 23

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works;

PETER

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

9TH SEPTEMBER

TRINITY 15

GREEN

EUCHARIST

 

 

REVD PETER FRENCH

PETER

ISAIAH CH 35

V 4 to 7a

REVD PETER

MARK CH 7

V 24 – END

REVD PETER

KEN

16TH SEPTEMBER

TRINITY 16

 

GREEN

MATINS

VENITE

 

PSALM 116

V1 - 8

 

ROGER HARRISON

CAROLINE

ISAIAH CH 50

V 4 – 9

ANTHEA

MARK CH 8

V 27 - END

ROGER

KEN

DATE

SERVICE

NAME

1st READING

2nd READING OR

GOSPEL

COLLECT

INTERCESSION &

CHURCH PRAYER

23RD SEPTEMBER

TRINITY 17

 

GREEN

EUCHURIST

 

 

 

REVD STUART DIMES

LIZ

JEREMIAH CH 11

V 18 - 20

 

STUART

MARK CH 9

V 30 – 37

STUART

PETER

30th SEPTEMBER

TRINITY 18

HARVEST FESTIVAL

GREEN

EUCHARIST

REVD SUE CHANDLER

PETER

NUMBERS CH 11

V 4 – 6,10 – 16,

24 – 29.

REVD SUE

MARK CH 9

V 38 - END

REVD SUE

KEN

7TH OCTOBER

TRINITY 19

 

GREEN

MORNING PRAYER

(VENITE)

Psalm 8

 

SUE DILWORTH

JOHN

GENESIS CH 2

V 18 – 24

ANTHEA

MARK CH 10

V 2 - 16

PETER Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,

PETER CONT and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Saviour. AMEN

14TH OCTOBER

TRINITY 20

GREEN

EUCHURIST

REVD STEPHEN MAYES

ALISON

AMOS CH 5

V 6 – 7, 10 - 15

STEPHEN

MARK CH 10

V 17 - 31

STEPHEN

JOHN

21ST OCTOBER

TRINITY 21

 

GREEN

MATINS

(JUBILATE)

PSALM 91

V 9 – END

ROGER HARRISON

ANTHEA

ISAIAH CH 53

V 4 – END

PETER

MARK CH 10

V 35 – 45

ROGER

 

 

KEN

28th OCTOBER

LAST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

BIBLE SUNDAY

GREEN

EUCHURIST

REVD STUART DIMES

LIZ

ISAIAH CH 55

V 1 - 11

SUART

JOHN CH 5

V 36 - END

 

STUART

PETER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Church Hall

 

 

 

The Church Hall and Field

 

The hall and field are about 100 metres from the church, separated by a private dwelling and a small office complex.

 The hall is of wooden construction. The main space measures about 14 metres by 7 metres. There is also a small side room and a kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer and a supply of crockery and cutlery. The hall has ladies’ and men’s toilets.

The field was purchased in the 1960s by the then Vicar Stanley Owen who donated it to the church. It is around 3.5 acres. It includes a playing field, children’s play area and a pond area at the rear of the field next to a pony paddock.

There is a hard surface area for parking.

The hall and field are currently managed by Ian Wasse, a member of the PCC, with help from the churchwardens and other PCC members when required.

 For bookings please contact Ian : Telephone : 01675 442184 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Letting rates to the public are £16 - £18 per hour dependent on the time of year or £180 per day.

 

 

 

 

Bickenhill is an old Anglo Saxon settlement and its original name was Bichehelle (Bica’s Hill) named after the leader of the settlers. By 1086 it was owned by Edward the Confessor, and then by Turchil, also known as the Earl of Warwick who at that time was a major land owner. The village then had about sixty inhabitants. The descendants of Turchil, the Arden family, settled in the area and adopted the surname de Bickenhill, albeit under different spellings. The name developed into de Bickenhill in the 13th century.

 

In 1295, Alice de Langley gave herself the title Lady of Bickenhill. A manor then developed in Bickenhill and by the 15th century, there were two manors. The manors no longer existed by the end of the 16th century. By 1594 the Plague was in Bickenhill and during that year there were 24 burials; 1 in 12 of the population.

 

The area around the church was designated a conservation area in 1977 and most of older houses in the village are Georgian or Victorian. Several older farmhouses survive in the village, with later frontages but with fifteenth century beams remaining internally. The present Parish Church of St Peter dates from 1140 but little remains of that period.

 

Over the centuries many additions have been made, notably in around 1300 when the chancel was rebuilt, two lancer windows and a ‘leper’ window installed and a priest’s door inserted in its south wall. The church’s spire was struck by lightening in 1876 and rebuilt ten years later at a cost of £400. A huge sum of course in those days. Its most recent addition is the lighting on the tower to warn incoming aircraft of its presence.