St Laurence Northfield Tanya Dedyukhina

St Laurence

One of only four medieval parish churches within the city of Birmingham, standing in the old village centre which is now a conservation area.

Northfield, West Midlands

Opening times

Every Saturday from March to December 10am to 12noon.


Church Road
West Midlands
B31 2LX

Key features are the Early English chancel noted by Pevsner, a Norman doorway, and the 14th century timber porch. Commonwealth War Graves are sited in the graveyard.

This Grade I listed church dates from the 12th century and contains in the chancel some of the finest Early English work in the historic county of Warwickshire. There is also a Norman doorway, and a rare 14th century timber porch outside the south door. The north aisle was added in 1900 by the English Gothic Revival architect George Frederick Bodley. The gridiron associated with the martyrdom of St Laurence can be seen in the stonework of the church tower. The Patron of the church is Keble College Oxford.

The stained glass windows are Victorian (by Hardman) and Edwardian (by CE Kempe). There is a bell tower with 10 bells, the ringing chamber for which is on the ground floor at the west end of the church.

The graveyard contains war graves from the two World Wars.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • National heritage here

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £900, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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