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Monyhull Church
St Francis Drive
Kings Norton
Birmingham
B30 3PS

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Telephone: 07806 079057

History

Monyhull Church began life in 1989 when a group of Christians living in the south of Birmingham decided to meet together in one of their homes. They shared a conviction that the focus of church life should be the systematic teaching of the Bible.

Word spread regarding this meeting and on the first Sunday over 30 people attended. After a few weeks of meeting it became obvious that there was the potential for a new church in the south of Birmingham - and by the summer of 1989 'South Birmingham Evangelical Church' was formed.

The Sunday meetings soon transferred to the (then) Women's Hospital in Sparkhill, where regular Sunday services continued until 1995.

When the Women's Hospital closed, Sunday morning meetings transferred to Swanshurst Girls' School and evening services to St Francis Chapel on the site of the former Monyhull Hospital in Kings Norton. When the closure of that hospital was announced the church were able to aquire the chapel building and surrounding land. Eventually this was to become Monyhull Church, and when the new development was complete (in September 2013), the Monyhull Church Centre.

In March 2000, the morning services also transferred to Monyhull and four years later the church officially changed its name to Monyhull Church in order to identify itself with the fast-growing local residential development.

In 1995 the church had appointed its first pastor, Colin Tamplin, who lead the church as its Senior Pastor until his early retirement in Dec 2016. From 2006-2013, Colin was joined by an Associate Pastor, John Tindall, who moved to Birmingham from Chessington Evangelical Church. From 2010-2013, Paul Mallard also joined the Ministry Team as a part-time Associate Pastor. He moved to Birmingham from Woodgreen Evangelical Church in Worcester and combined his church role with his responsibilities as Director of the Midlands Gospel Partnership.

In the Autumn of 2013 John Tindall formally retired from paid ministry and Paul Mallard stepped down as part-time Associate Pastor to take up a full-time pastorate in Bath. At this time Andy Cole was called to be the new full-time Associate Pastor. In January 2017 Andy was appointed as the new Senior Pastor upon the retirement of Colin Tamplin.

With the completion of the new Church Centre in September 2013 the church has seen growth in many areas, not least in its relationship with the newly established local community.

 

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