The Parish Church of St. Chad, Pheasey
|The Area||The Beacon Church|
|Pictures of the Church & Area||General Interest & Activities|
|Links to other Sites||Sketch Map of Pheasey (26kb)|
Great Barr and Pheasey
Simon Vesey bought some land in Barr in 1559, but over the years the spelling changed to Pheasey, which is how the estate got its name. George Smith farmed at Pheasey for many years and when he left, the land was sold to the First National Housing Trust.
Building began in 1937. The road names were chosen by the developers and have no local connections. They all commemorate artists, engravers or sculptors, some of them being rather better known than others.
In the 1950's, Park Farm, which was the Home Farm of the Great Barr Estate, was also sold for housing, the development being completed in 1981.
Sir Walter Scott, the novelist, was a visitor to Great Barr Hall and is supposed to have modelled his estate at Abbotsford on the Hall's gardens. This may account for the developer's decision to give some of the Park Farm Estate roads Scottish names. However, the reason for the other names has not been discovered, all we know is that they were accepted by Aldridge U.D.C. in 1954.
Barr Beacon to the north of the Pheasey Estate is a local beauty spot and the highest point of the area. The memorial on top of the Beacon can be seen at the top of the page.
The church on the left was formally St. Chad's Church but it amalgamated with Pheasey Methodist Church in 1995 to become the Beacon Church. The church is at the heart of the (11,000 population) community.
|Sunday||10.00 am||Sunday School (1st & 3rd Sundays)|
|Monday||9.00 am||Mothers & Toddlers|
|10.30 pm||Bible Study Group|
|-||Girls' Friendly Society|
|Tuesday||9.30 am||Day Care Centre|
|1.00 pm||Luncheon Club - open to the community|
|-||Brownies and Guides|
|7.30 pm||Fellowship Group - Bible Study, Discussion, Games etc|
|7.45 pm||Brotherhood (Men's Group)|
|Wednesday||-||Girls Brigade & Junior Girls Brigade|
|Thursday||9.30 am||Day Care Centre|
|6.30 pm||Weight Watchers|
|-||Cubs and Scouts|
|Friday||9.30 am||Day Care Centre|
|Priest / Leader||Name||Telephone Number|
|Methodist Minister||Rev'd Helen Jobling||0121 240 4767|
|Church Wardens||Mrs L. Barlow||-|
|Mrs P. Wilson||-|
|Church Office||-||0121 693 7552|
|Sunday||10.00 am||Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Sunday)|
|10.00 am||Morning Worship (2nd Sunday)|
|10.00 am||Healing Service (1st Sunday with Eucharist)|
|10.00 am||All Age Worship (4th Sunday)|
|6.00 pm||Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sunday)|
|Tuesday||12.30 pm||Short Lunch time worship|
|Fridat||12.30 pm||Holy Communion (last Friday of the month|