St George’s was built in the late 1800’s to serve the factory workers of the area.

AFTER 140 years of serving the community, the church commissioners have determined  that St George’s Church be closed following consultation and in line with the view of the church councils of the parish.

In a letter to Bishop John, commissioners said they were satisfied there was capacity within the Holy Trinity Team Ministry to “meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of the district of St George’s without the need to maintain a separate building”.

These plans will not affect the Garden of Remembrance, which will still be maintained by the Parochial Church Council. Public access to graves and memorials will also continue.

Trinity Parish rector, Canon David Rogers, said: “St George’s Church has made a significant contribution to the lives of many in Redditch over the past 140 years.  Sadly there are now too few members attending regularly to carry on the responsibility of ministry and maintenance. With another Anglican church only half a mile away, the wider parish has to concentrate its available resources where there are better prospects of success.”

We give thanks for the ministry that has been centred at St George’s and pray that this ending will be the seed of new beginnings.