St Alphege is a flourishing parish church at the heart of Solihull. The church has stood at the end of the High Street for over eight hundred years. Today it continues to be a place of worship, witness and service for the whole community. Our main building is a fine medieval Grade I listed church, open during the daytime for prayer and reflection. Our Sunday services are at 8am, 9.15am, 11am and 6.30pm. You will find a warm welcome at St Alphege as well as a diverse range of services, events and activities.
What’s on at St Alphege
There are many opportunities to get involved. As well as our Sunday and weekday services, regular activities in St Alphege include the Wednesday recitals; our monthly Second Saturday breakfast and Bible Study; and the Mothers Union. Find out more about what’s been happening recently here.
Welcome Lunches at St Alphege
We would love to get to know you better. The clergy and congregation host regular welcome lunches for people who are new to our community. If you would like to join us for the next one, contact the Parish Office.
Who is St Alphege?
Alphege is our patron saint, the holy person to whom the church is dedicated. He was an Anglo-Saxon bishop, made Archbishop of Canterbury in 1006. When captured by Danish forces, Alphege refused to allow the poor of England to pay his ransom and died at the hands of soliders. He is a martyr and inspiration for the work of reconciliation and social justice.
What to expect at St Alphege
We strive to give our best to God in worship, through our liturgy, teaching and music. St Alphege uses the rich traditions of the Christian faith alongside elements of modern worship, offering services to suit all ages. The worship at St Alphege is centred around the Eucharist where we offer our worship to God, and bring to God the needs of the community and the wider world. Sunday is the high point of our worship, where we seek to encounter the transforming love of God and the presence of Jesus in the Bible, in the bread and wine of the Eucharist, and in each other.
Weekdays at St Alphege
Church is open until 3pm on weekdays. Come and reflect in this ancient and holy space. Light a candle, say a prayer, or just rest in God’s presence. You will be made very welcome by one of our guides, who volunteer their time to keep St Alphege church open for the whole community.
Morning Prayer is said at 9am in church (8.30am Wednesdays in term time) each day – all are welcome. The Eucharist is celebrated in church several times a week: 9.30am on Tuesday, 10.30am on Thursday and 9.30am on the first Saturday of the month.
Choral Evensong, in the cathedral-style tradition, is sung on Wednesdays in term time at 6.30pm in church. Come and join us.