Welcome to St Edburgha's Church Yardley

Welcome to St Edburgha's


Sunday 19th November
8.30 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Eucharist

Sunday 26th November

8.30 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Eucharist
6.30 pm Compline

Sunday 3rd December
8.30 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Eucharist
Sunday 10th December
8.30 am Holy Communion

10.30 am CHRISTINGLE and gift service
4.00 pm Memorial Service
Sunday 17th December
8.30 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Eucharist
6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight (traditional service of 9 Lessons & Carols) 

Sunday 24th December
10.30 am Family Eucharist
4.00 pm Crib Service
11.30 pm Midnight Communion (Carol Singing at 11 pm )
Monday 25th December
10.00 am Christmas Communion
Sunday 31st December
8.30 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Eucharist

Social and Fundraising Events

Saturday 2nd December 4.00 - 7.00 pm 

Yardley by Candlelight.

Guided tours, refreshments on sale including mulled wine and mince pies. 

Visit to St Nicholas for the children. Admission Free.

Come and see our beautiful church in all its glory  lit by candles.

Wednesday 13th December
Christmas Decorations Evening

Make a door wreath, table decoration or a spade (long and thin) . Demonstrations and support provided . Choice of colours
Everything provided including refreshments only £10.
Sessions at 5.30pm and 8pm in church Hall.  Bookings only.

Book early to avoid disappointment. 

To book: phone 0121 291 0401  
Saturday 27th January
Burns Night Supper

Traditional supper with toast drinks included £15.  Booking essential. Contact 0121 291 0401
Saturday 10th February 7.30 pm
Silent auction with Cheese & Wine (in aid of CMS & the church in Malawi)
Tickets £8 from 0121 247 5631
Sunday 18th February 3.30 - 5.00 pm

Valentines Afternoon Teas
Selection of sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and a selection of cakes. Choice of teas and coffees.  £10 per person or add a glass of prosecco for £3.  To book a table ring 0121 291 0401 - last booking 5.00 pm.


For Baptisms please contact the parish office - contact details below

In 2009 the rules governing who can be married in a Church of England church were changed. Anyone who is single and has a qualifying connection with the parish can be married here.  
The qualifying criteria are:  

  • baptised in the parish (by a Church of England service/form of baptism)
  • confirmed (by a Church of England service) and the confirmation is entered in our confirmation register
  • your parent or grandparent was married in this parish 
  • your usual place of residence was in the parish for at least 6 months.                    
  • your parent has had his or her usual place of residence in the parish for at least 6 months during your lifetime.  
  • you have habitually attended public worship at this Church England services  for at least 6 months.   
  • your parent has habitually attended public worship at this church for at least 6 months during your lifetime

To find out more or to book a wedding please come to the church on a Wednesday evening between 7.00 and 8.00 pm or ring 07734678831

FUNERALS - by arrangement with the vicar via your Funeral Director.



In 2008 we were advised that we needed to make urgent repairs to our spire, tower and roof.  With the help of  the congregation, many friends and supporters, the wider community and various charitable trusts we were able to complete the work on the spire in 2010 and the tower in 2011.  In all these cost £350, 000.

The Present

Our current target is to raise £150,000 to repair the roof.  Most of our events are organised to raise money for this appeal.

The Future

Once we have repaired the roof we need to turn our attention to the inside of the church building. The stained glass windows are in much need of repair, the heating and lighting systems need major attention and no doubt by the time we get to that point other urgent jobs will be found.  and then there's the halls and the Trust School.  The target for the whole appeal is £1 million.

How Can I Help?

As well as supporting our events - and having a great time at the same time - we will always welcome a donation, however small.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for St Edburgha's Church, Yardley (Yardley Old Church)?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stedburghas/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and St Edburgha's Church, Yardley (Yardley Old Church) will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.



Slimming World 9.30 am, 1.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Stay and Play Group 9.30-11.30 am (Just turn up)
DISC Support Group for Carers of people with dementia 12.00-2 p.m. Contact 0121 5586483
Steps Dance Academy 5.00 pm  Ballet,  Tap, and Jazz dance for all ages and abilities.  For more details ring 0121 7438241 or 0791 744 7143

Pilates 9.00 am Contact 07871 510243
Forward Club 11.30 am 0121 679 6981
Yoga 6.00 pm Contact 07703 034263

Stay and Play Group 9.30-11.30 am (Just turn up)
Friendship Club for the Retired  2.00 pm fortnightly Contact 0121 783 0437

Pilates 9.00 am Contact 07871 510243
Steps Dance Academy 5.45 pm  Ballet,  Tap, and Jazz dance for all ages and abilities. For more details ring 0121 7438241 or 0791 744 7143

Halls available for hire.  Please ring the Parish Office - details below


Mens Club 7.30 pm

Yardley Photographic Society  7.00 pm
Tuesday Group fortnightly 7.30 pm Contact 0121 783 4160

SMART Addiction Support Group 11.00 - 12.30  Contact 07507227857

Yardley Conservation Society . 7.30.pm. Second Thursday of the month Contact 0121 783 7624 Website www.yardleyconservationsociety.co.uk

Place Of Welcome 9.00 - 11.00 am Contact 0121 784 7864   http://www.placesofwelcome.org/
Mental Health Support Group 11.00 am- 3.00 pm. Contact  07985882122 

M.P's Surgery 10.00 am 3rd Saturday of the month.

Yardley Widows 2.00 pm First Sunday of the month



261st GROUP SCOUT LEADER Amanda Thomas 07799 670610
261st BEAVER SCOUT COLONY  Donna Smith 07849 605432
261st CUB SCOUT PACK Natalie Monnox 07712 284935
261st SCOUT TROOP Andrew Manders 0121 783 1108
261st EXPLORERS Luke James 07787 244711

SUNDAY SCHOOL during the 10.30am service - Jo Sands 0121 784 6556
BELL RINGERS  Practice Wednesday 8.00 pm - Simon Adams 0121 786 1242
CHOIR PRACTICE Friiday  6.45p pm for children 7.30 pm adults  - Simon Williams 07809 550236




Contact Us

Drop us a line!

St Edburgha's Church Yardley

Parish Office, Church Road, Yardley, Birmingham B33 8PD

0121 783 4736

Parish Office Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon