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The Friday Photo: St Paul’s Church (in the snow)

Posted February 21st, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

As it is winter I wanted to post a snowy picture. I took this one last winter. St Paul’s Church is located in St Paul’s Square, which I believe is the only Georgian architecture that remains in Birmingham. The church itself is Grade I listed and was built in 1779. It is the only remaining 18th century church in town. Initially the church was built without its tower and it was a rather rectangular structure. The tower and steeple were added nearly 50 years later in 1823, fortunately the roof had been designed with a spire in mind, when the money became available, so there was less work required than may have been necessary.
The church has an impressive stained glass window in its east wall, this was made by Francis Eginton and depicts the conversion of St Paul.
The church is well known for its musical tradition and has excellent acoustics. The church has had an organ (and organist) from as far back as 1830. The organ has been rebuilt and moved several times but the tradition of organ music continues to this day.

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