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                            Yardley has a long proud history and was referred to as early as 972 in King Edgar's Charter, where it was named Gyrdeah. Yardley is also named in the Doomsday Book. The parish of Yardley , historically was part of Worcestershire, and became Yardley Rural District under the local Government Act of 1894, being added to Birmingham and Warwickshire in 1911, and at the heart of the area is the Grade 1 listed 13th century church of St Edburgha.
                        Old Yardley village and park is one of Birmingham's  most significant Conservation Areas, retaining much of the character and atmosphere of a rural village that can still be seen today within a large city.

Click on the link for - Yardley Conservation Area
Home Start Charity Shop Opening
Arts in the Yard, Yardley Arts Forum
Re- dedication of St Margaret's Church, Ward End
Stechford & Yardley Churches
Kendrick Homes, "Spire View" Official Opening
Licensing of Revd Roy Anetts, St Cyprian, Hay Mills
Women's World Day of Prayer 2013 - St Micheal and All Angels
Women's World Day of Prayer 2014 - St Cyprians
www.yardleyconservationsociety.co.uk    www.stedburghas.com
photographs here are from - St Edburgha's Church
                                                           URC Church, Digbeth-in-the-Field
                                         Yardley Baptist Church

 St Edburgha's Church, Yardley Old Church  

Church of
click on the link;
Service of  Thanksgiving and Remembrance
St Edburgha's Church Flower Festival 2015
Birmingham Flute Choir & Midland Fretted Orchestra
"A Man for All Seasons", performed by Union Theatre Solihull
Yardley by Candlelight
Open Gardens, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016 by Local Residents
Union Theatre Solihull - "Our Town"
Restoration of the Interior of St Edburgha's Church
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Yardley Old Church Flower Festival 2013
Confirmation Service - Pentecost 2013
The Rt. Revd. David Urquhart
"The Government Inspector"
Union Theatre Solihull
Sandra & Friends Concert
"In Celebration of Life"
in Aid of the Friends of Yardley Grange Nursing Home
Mothering Sunday
The Very Revd Catherine Ogle
Fair Trade
Yardley Beer Festival
Wedding of Neil and Claire Moss
Diamond Jubilee Service and Party
Union Theatre - Two Planks and a Passion
John & Dorothy Golden Anniversary
Music for the Lute and Flute & Birmingham Flute Choir
The Birmingham Flute Choir, with Jo Sands & John Seeley 2016
Carols by Candlelight 2011, 2012 & 2013
Nine Lessons & Carols 2015
Mothers' Union Yardley Branch Centenary 1911 - 2011
Flower Festival 2011
Union Theatre "Becket"
BCMG visit
The Stone Mason

Rev Bill Sands

The Champions

Snooker Champions

peter  Brett


Pet Family Service

Church   3

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   5   Parade   

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11   Parade

Catherine of Aragon & Henry 8th  Yardley

Catherine of Aragen & Henry 8th

Catherine of Aragens Door

Catherine's Door, Pomegranate of Spain and the Rose of England

pomegranate of Spain   Rose of

Thank you

Thank you Dave and Jackie for everything

Dave, Jackie & Vicar






Dave & Jackie

St Edburghas Church
"Lest We Forget"
Ceramice Poppies from the Tower of London

EasterEaster EggsEaster
Easter Sunday 2016


Easter Remembrance 2016


Good Friday Good Friday
Good Friday
Good Friday

Welcome   Welcome
"Place of Welcome", Trust School, Yardley - Fridays 9am to 11am
with Rev Bill Sands Offically Opening
Rev Bill Sands  Buffet

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     Click on this link to view Service -   Service of Thanksging and Remembrance
William H Painter

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Festive Vintage Afternoon Tea
in the beautiful old school room of Yardley Village

The Team  Vintage Tea

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Mulled Wine  10

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Sunday 22nd November 2015

Lilies for Jane George, one year on

Rev Sue Restall

Rev Sue Restall leads the Harvest Festival Service
As well as all the Gifts from the Congrregation, the children of The Oval School
gave the Produce they had grown, as part ofthe National Harvest Festival

St Edburghas Church   The
                Oval School


Marriage of Sylvia and Rhys, Friday 14th August 2015

Marriage   Marriage

Rhys & Sylvia   Arriving

Father Bill   rings   rings




Reading   Reading

Reading   Reading

signing   Signing



Marriage of Sylvia and Rhys

Wedding Reception in the Parish Halls

Rhys & Sylvia

Charlie   Syliva


Grace   buffet

Father Bill

Guests   Guests

Guests   Guests

Consensus Vocalis   St Edburghas

A Charity Concert by Consensus Vocalis in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and The St Edburgha's Church Restoration Fund

St Edburghas Church   Consensus
Saturday 30th May 2015

Memorial Window

William Sutherns Window

Memorial Window

Memorial Window to the last of a long line of School Master from 1260 until1920, " William Sutherns"
in the Old Trust School

WW1 Display   WW1 Display

WW1 display moves from St Edburghas Church to Blakesley Hall, BM&AG, Yardley to be Shown

WW1 Display   St Edburghas

WW1 at Blakesley Hall   WW1 Display
                at Blakesley Hall

War Memorial   Ceramic
                Poppy from Tower of London
War Memorail and a Ceramic Poppy from the Tower of London


Sunday 15th February 2015, 3.30pm-5.30pm in the beautiful old school rooms of the Trust School in Yardley Village

tea  welcome  tea

Trust School  tea  cakes

  trust school  waiter  Tea

Valentine Tea  tea  Waiter 

Tea  food  tea

 Cakes  candlelight  Success

Julie Bridges
Julie Bridges, Trainee Reader

Rev Sands & Choir

Traditional "Nine lessons and Carols" Service, held by Candlelight
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6.30pm

John Hemming MP   YGT

Congregation   Congregation

Sheldon Lions   Jim

Yardley Palace of Varieties 1914

Yardley Palace of Varieties 1914
An Evening of Poetry, Music and Song
Performed by The Yardley Pierrots and Friends

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& Two Exhibitions

High Alter

World War 1 Centenary Events, 3rd - 16 November 2014
in Church and in the Parish Hall
Roll of Honour   Church
              entrance   The Fallen

Display   Display

Exhibition in the Parish Hall

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Blessing   261st Scout
              Troop New Standard
261st Scout Troop have their New Standard Blessed by Revd Bill Sands, Vicar of St Edburgha's Church

Revd Robin Mortimore

Revd Robin Mortimore - Thank you

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Rev Robin & Mrs Mortimore

Frank Croft, Midland Co-op

Re-dedication Service of the Memorial Plaque for the 120 Co-operation Staff killed in WW2 by Rev William Sands, May 28th 2014.
Frank Croft from Midlands Co-operative Society lays a wreath, in the Porch of St Edburgha's Church.
The Plaque originally was at the Entrance to the Birmingham Co-operative Society Sports Ground in Barrows Lane, Yardley.
after the grounds were sold the plaque was rescued from a skip.

Plaque   Flowers   Re-Dedication Plaque

service   service

Last Post   Bugler

Porch   High

Palm Sunday 2014   Good Friday
                2014   Easter
                Sunday, Chain of Prayers
           Palm Sunday                                             Good Friday                                        Easter Sunday - Chain of Prayers

Easter Remembrance - Win & Fred   Easter

Easter Remembrance 2014


Greswold Family from America

The Greswold family from America visit St Edburgha's Church
Robert Greswold, Senior & Cynthia Greswold , and Robert Greswold, Junior & Michelle Greswold

Greswold Family from America

Birmingham Cathedral Choir

Birmingham Cathedral Choir visit for the Compline Service

Birmingham Cathedral Choir

Union Theatre Solihull
Union Theatre Solihull

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Pastoral Care  commissioning

Order for Commissioning those Offering Pastoral Care & Community Skills in the Parish - by Liz Howlett

LIz Howett  Pastoral

  Pastoral Care   Pastoral Service

Congratulations to Sylvia Roberts and Enid Seeley

Congratulations Sylvia and Enid

Restoration of the Church Interior

The Church Interior,  Click on this link for - Restoration of St Edburgha's Church

Revd Marshall Greswold

Reverend Marshall Greswold's gravestone in front of the alter of St Edburgha's Church.
When the old red carpet was lifted this was discovered

Lord Mayor & Lady Mayoress The Lord Myor & Lady Mayoress of Birmingham
Councillor Mike Leddy and Mrs M. Leddy, visit for the Carols by Candle Light Service.
Click on this link for "Carols by Candle Light" photographs
St Edburgha's Parish Church Choir


Nativity design and created by students from CTC Kinghurst Academy


Revd Bill Sands Blesses the Nativity with Holy Water




Stechford and Yardley Christian Fellowship Joint Service for Advent

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Floodlit   Floodlit
Yardley Old Church is floodlit again, thanks to all for switching the lights back on

Autumn Fair 2013

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Over 1000 was raised for the roof repair appeal

Marie Curie Wheel Chair Push
Residents of Westhall Court held a Wheel Chair Push to Yardley Old Church and Back
They raised 550.00
for Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Interior

Mothering Sunday
The Very Revd Catherine Ogle, Dean - Birmingham Cathedral
to see more photographs click on this link - Mothering Sunday Service

Thanks Giving for the Tower    Thanks
                giving for the Tower

Thanks giving Service for the Tower, followed by a buffet lunch


Friendship Club
Friendship Club

Opus 9
Opus 9 Perform in Aid of St Edburgha's Restoration Appeal,
more photographs can be seen on the Yardlay page of www.photobobuk.co.uk

Rev Robin Mortimore
Rev Robin Mortimore

The Australian Voices

The Australian Voices

The Australian Voices at St Edburgha's Church

Malted Light

Marta Tobar & Elliot Coombs, " Malted Light"

At Sunset
at sunset

John & Dot Cream Teas,
raising money for the Tower Appeal,

lower down this page are their fund raising for the Spire




John & Dot




Thanks to John and Dot

More photographs of events in the church follow

The Gilby
                Chapel at Easter
The Gilby Chapel
 Easter    Easter

                Sunday Procession 2012
Palm Sunday Procession

                Old Church
Yardley Old Church

"Songs of Praise"
a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving
for the Restoration of the Spire

Songs of
                  Praise   Songs of Praise

John and
John and David, Church Wardens

John & David

                  School Daze
Trust School Daze

The Arch
                  Deacon & Rev Sands   Ian Stainburn & Fraser Andrew
                             The Achdeacon & Rev Bill Sands                                      Ian Stainburn & Fraser Andrew                                 

Councillor Eustace & Councillor Jackson
Councillor Jackson, Councillor Eustace & Rev Sands

Enid and
                  John Seeley
Thank you to Enid and John

Dedication of New Notice Boards

                of New Notice Broads

                of New Notice Broads

The Autumn Fair 2011 in the Church Halls

Autmn Fair    Fair

                Seeley    Fair


Fair    Autumn

Fair    Pat
                and Jane

fair    fair  


Enid Seeley    Sylvia

Over 1,000 for the Church Tower, Congratulations

and for the repairs to the spire click below

Lay Canon  Elizabeth Power, Stephen Fraser Chair and
 Jonathan Clatworty Modern Church, Talk about "The Covenant"

              Aid   Christian
Christian Aid "thank you" night September 2011 in the Trust School

              Mortimore & Rev Bill Sands
Rev Bill Sands and Robin Mortimore at the Ordination Service
Birmingham Cathedral

              Mortimore    Jackie
   Robin Mortimore                                  Jackie Hughes          

Mary &
Mary presents Jean Butler with Flowers and a present
on her retirement from the Forward Club after 30 Years
Forward Club
The Forward Club outside the Trust School


Easter Sunday


Rev Bill
Rev Bill Sands
Easter   Easter
Easter Flowers

The Alter for
              Harvest Festival
The Alter for Harvest Festival

The Harvest
The Land has yielded its harvest

              Flower Display by Trish
Harvest Display by Trish
harvest   Harvest

more displays

The Tower Appeal

tower appeal
"Buy a Brick"

The Licensing of

The Reverend Williams Sands

The Rt Revd David Urquhart
Bishop of Birmingham


The Istallation

The Venerable Dr Brian Russell
The Archdeacon of Aston



Members of the Congregration are Presented

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and on the way out of the Church

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refreshments were held in the Parish Halls



a new beginning


The Spire and Tower Appeal

Knowle Male Voice
Knowle Male Voice Choir

John Seeley
Compere John Seeley, Church Warden

Harvest Thanksgiving Festival
the Church was beautifully decorated






The Autumn Fair

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More photographs of Church Events

St Edburgha's in Winter

Christian Aid 1
Christian Aid Thank you
             walk Palm Sunday 

               banner  Sunday School

Cream Teas at "The Stables"
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  3  7  dot
                        and john
  Thanks to John and Dot, all the money raised will go to the Spire Appeal
     Thank You Buffet Thank you Buffet

                group  all 

                      arch deacon Archdeacon
                        john Rev John

        Jane Jane

and "Happy Birthday"

 Jane's Birthay

St Edburgha,s  Roy & Kate  presentation


Roy Anetts final Service at St Edburgha's,
before his Ordination , and moving to
St Mary the Virgin, Acocks Green

Roy & Bishop David

Ordained Deacons   Roy

Inside Catherdral

family   Rev Andrew & Roy

Birmingham Cathedral 5th July 2009

Flower Festival 13th & 14 June 2009

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with guided tours, and refreshments in the Trust School

URC Digbeth in the Field

wedding 31.07.09

Wedding of Beverly and Richard
at URC Moat Lane Yardley - 31 July 2009

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Yardley Baptist Church

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