Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston

SS Peter & Paul, Aston
52°30′25″N 1°52′47″W / 52.5070°N 1.8797°W / 52.5070; -1.8797Coordinates: 52°30′25″N 1°52′47″W / 52.5070°N 1.8797°W / 52.5070; -1.8797
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication St Peter & St Paul
Parish Aston
Diocese Birmingham
Province Canterbury

The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul (grid reference SP082899) in Witton Lane, Aston, Birmingham, England, is a parish church in the Church of England.


Aston and Northfield are the only churches within the City of Birmingham mentioned in Domesday Book. Lying next to Aston Hall, it is prominently visible from the A38(M) Aston Expressway.


There is a little 14th-century stonework remaining. The steeple dates from the 15th century, partially rebuilt 1776–77 by John Cheshire. Otherwise the church dates from a design (1879–90) by J. A. Chatwin. It contains many old monuments including an alabaster knight of c. 1360 and a sandstone lady of c. 1490.

It is Grade II* listed.[1][2]


The church had a 3 manual pipe organ built by Banfield in 1901.

List of organists


The churchyard contains the 30 war graves of service personnel: 26 soldiers, a Marine and airman of World War I, and two airmen of World War II.[4]


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston.
  1. Pevsner Architectural Guides - Birmingham, Andy Foster, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10731-5
  2. Historic England. "Grade II* (217814)". Images of England....In the 1950s and 1960s the 37th Boys Brigade from Lichfield Road would have a weekly Parade on Sunday mornings.
  3. Dictionary of Organs and Organists. First Edition. 1912
  4. CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.

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