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Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sesquicentenary Programme 2018

St Augustine's is currently in its 150th year, the year having started on 2nd October 2017, when the church reached the 149th anniversary of its consecration on 2nd October 1868. To kick off the year, we have a Sesquicentenary Exhibition in the narthex, which tells the story of the last 150 years. Other events during 2018 are as follows, and will be added to across the year:


13th January - 3rd February - Book Sale


6th February - 66th Anniversary of the Accession of the Queen

14th February - Ash Wednesday

16th February (1pm) - Reception following the unveiling of a Blue Plaque at 6 Manor Road to Sir Gilbert Barling, first Chairman of The Birmingham Civic Society, as part of the centenary celebrations of the Society - Find out more»

17th February - COMMUNITY EVENT: The Bird's Wedding Day - a community creativity day, as well as a celebration of the life of Rosslyn Bruce, Vicar of St Augustine's 1912-1923.


6th March - CONCERT: Roberto Tardito: El Llibre de vermeil de Montserrat - Find out more »

11th March - Mothering Sunday

24th March - CONCERT: Birmingham Festival Choral Society - Find out more »

25th March - Palm Sunday

29th March - Maundy Thursday

30th March - Good Friday


April - Erection of Sir Gilbert Barling's Hatchment

1st April - Easter Day

22nd April - RECITAL: Voice and Piano Recital by Samantha Oxborough (Mezzo-Soprano) and Yijiao Feng (Piano) from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - including works by Schumann, Schubert, Faure and others.

23rd April - St George's Day

30th April - Restoration of the War Memorial to coincide with the end of World War I


10th May - Ascension Day

20th May - Whit Sunday


2nd June - Coronation Day

30th June - Church Fete


8th July - Parish Outing


8th September - CONCERT: "Seriously", Gilbert & Sullivan by Ormond Opera - Find out more raquo;

15th September - SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING: Led by the Bishop of Birmingham to include Inauguration of the new digital organ and a newly composed musical work of the words of St Augustine

29th September - CONCERT: City of Birmingham Brass Band - Find out more raquo;


2nd October - St Augustine's is 150 years old

7th October - Harvest Festival followed by Sesquicentenary Luncheon at the Plough & Harrow

There are other concerts planned, including Ex Cathedra, West Midlands Fire Service Band, and recitals from students of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and we are just confirming the dates with the performers. We are also in the process of creating commemorative china and a tea towel to commemorate our Sesquicentenary. Details to appear here in due course.

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Tel: 0121 454 8242


Address: The Parish Church of St Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9JN

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