Who We Are
You will find the most recent overview of Kings Norton Team Parish by clicking here.
A Detailed Explanation
Kings Norton is a Church of England Team Parish of 28,300 on the southern edge of Birmingham. Outer city urban and suburban, it also has a rural area with farming ... and sheep (map). Most people live in estate areas of the parish with multiple deprivation and disadvantage; Druids Heath, Chaddesley- Longfellow and the Three Estates New Deal for Communities area of Pool Farm, Primrose and Hawkesley.
The area around Kings Norton Green, now a designated conservation area, forms a significant local focus for the whole parish. It has Birmingham’s largest collection of medieval buildings, including the parish church, our open churchyard and the Old Grammar School and Tudor Merchant’s House, re-opened in June 2008 as Saint Nicolas Place after winning BBC Restoration 2004. These are all church-owned and in heavy and growing church, heritage, community and education use.
Hawkesley Church Primary Academy (C/E – Methodist Aided, N.o.R 310) is our church school, with a strong place in the past and future of its estate community. It is preparing for major change and growth.
We are involved in many pastoral offices, which draw out a growing range of mission and ministry. In 2008, we conducted 85 baptisms, 73 marriages and 210 funerals, 87 of wich were held in church. Those figures remained roughly the same in 2009 apart from a rise in the number of funerals.
We are involved in many local schools and organisations. There are ten primary schools (two RC) including Hawkesley Church Primary School, three secondary schools (one RC) and Cadbury Sixth Form College.
We are involved in major estate regeneration programmes, most of which still have to deliver fully
And we are involved in support for a significant number of isolated elders, vulnerable people and pressured families