St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.


Where is St. Paul's Church, Birmingham?

St. Paul's Church is in St. Paul's Square, Birmingham, B3 1QZ (in the Jewellery Quarter).

 

In brief

 It was designed by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton. St Paul's Square was built between 1777 & 1779 on the Newhall Estate owned by the Colmore family.

St Paul's ChurchSt Paul's in the Jewelery Quarter. Photography by Daniel Sturley

 

St Paul's ChurchSt Paul's in the Jewelery Quarter.. Photography by Damien Walmsley

 

St Paul's ChurchSt Paul's in the Jewelery Quarter. Photograpy by Chris Fletcher

 

St Paul's ChurchSt Paul's in the Jewelery Quarter. Photography by Tammie Naughton

 

St Paul's Church - history

Built in 1779 as a chapel of St Martin's-in-the-Bull Ring, St Paul's is the only survivor of the town’s 18th-century churches. Standing in the City's only surviving Georgian square, it is known as the 'Jewellers' Church'.

It was the church of Birmingham's early manufacturers and merchants - Matthew Boulton and James Watt had their own pews, which were bought and sold as commodities at that time.

The bell tower was built from 1822 to 1823, it was designed by Francis Goodwin and built by Standbridge and Company. The bells were installed in 2005 during the 250th anniversary of St Martin's Guild.

St Paul's Church Belfry

The Belfry at St Paul's in the Jewelery Quarter. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Memorials, windows, artefacts and organs

The first documented organ in St Paul's was built in 1830 by James Bishop. It was sited on the gallery at the west end of the church.

The east window has an important enamelled stained glass window made in 1791 by Francis Eginton and modelled an altarpiece painted 1786 by Benjamin West now in the Dallas Museum of Art It shows the Conversion of Paul.

 

Contact details

St Paul's Church

St. Paul's Square, 

Birmingham

B3 1QZ

 0121 236 7858

St Paul's Church - Contact

Project dates

19 Jul 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com