Rector’s Welcome

Rector Interregnum

The Revd Canon Jane Kenchington retired on Monday 1st February 2021.

Welcome to the Solihull Team of Churches – St Alphege, St Helen and St Michael. It’s an exciting place to be! I have been Rector since September 2015.

Our vision is growing disciples, building community, and transforming lives. This informs everything we do.

The Revd Canon Jane Kenchington, Rector of Solihull Parish, in the Diocese of Birmingham 2015-2021

At the centre of our life together is worship of God. We worship in a variety of settings and styles: some quiet, some noisy, some informal, some formal.

We have a superb musical heritage with growing choirs that have featured on the BBC, and St Alphege was recently accepted as one of only two parish churches in England to be members of the Friends of Cathedral Music. We also have worship bands to accompany some of our more informal services. 

People of all ages and backgrounds worship across our congregations, and we welcome everyone. Our work with children, families and young people is vibrant and growing. We are served by a dedicated ministry team of priests and lay people, including paid staff and volunteers, across three unique church centres.

Our vision is to see people grow in their discipleship so that we can make a positive difference in the places where we live and work. We offer a variety of groups and courses at every stage of your faith journey, from those seeking God, or unsure what they believe, through to lifelong Christians. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please ask : 0121 705 5350 or email the Parish Office.

We want to do all we can to help you feel at home quickly. Do please introduce yourself to members of the team.

We look forward to meeting you!