About St George's
St George's is a Church of England (Anglican) church serving the northern part of Edgbaston, in the area around Five Ways often called Edgbaston village.
We are known for our living tradition of sacramental worship that engages the senses and the heart through music, silence, symbol and gesture. We are committed to learning from the Bible thoughtfully, and we are inspired by the great saints and teachers of the faith.
Our proximity to the universities (both Birmingham City and the University of Birmingham) makes us a multi-cultural and intergenerational church. Students and other visitors to the city make their home here, for a season or for life, and all are welcomed joyfully.
St George's is a church where all can find a genuine welcome regardless of gender, ability, sexuality, race, class or any other characteristic.
We are part of Church of England Birmingham, connected to the Anglican Communion, the global family of Anglican churches.
Our parish is placed under the care of St George our heavenly "patron" who was an early Christian martyr, and is especially honoured as the patron saint of England.
On behalf of the community I offer you a warm welcome. I started as Vicar of St George’s in September 2020. I’m here for you whether you live, work or study in the parish, whether you're a Christian, of another faith, or unsure what you believe.
I was formed for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford and then served as Curate at St Alphege Solihull. Before ordination, I trained as an academic in New Testament studies at the University of Birmingham and I’m passionate about Christian teaching and learning for everyone. As part of my current role, I spend one day or so a week helping with ministry formation across Church of England Birmingham.
I am married to Charlotte, who is also a minister, and we have two children. In my spare time I enjoy rock, folk and country music, novels, travel and a single malt whisky or two.
I have found St George's to be a truly special place, extending a warm welcome to all no matter who they are or where they come from. I believe God is calling us to be a parish flourishing in worship, learning and community building. I invite you to come and join in.
Fr Sam Gibson
Vicar of St George's