St Ambrose's Church
226 Birmingham Road,
DY10 2BY

Telephone: 01562 822839

Mass Times

Details of all Mass times can be found on St Ambrose's parish website under the 'Parish News' section. Please use the link below to view:

Every week there is either a whole school Mass or a class Mass.  The children go over to church to join in with the celebration of Mass with parishioners.  These are also well attended by parents. 

Our Parish Priest

Father Douglas Lamb is our parish priest and he celebrated his 30th Anniversary of dedicated service as our parish priest in June 2022. He came to replace Canon Albert Adams in July 1992 having spent three as curate in Coventry, two at St Aloysius' in Oxford and five years at neighbouring St Wulstan's, Stourport.

Father Lamb has recently been named a Canon for which we will celebrate as a community in the new year.

Our Church's History

St Ambrose's beautiful church is located next to our school and was built in 1858 during the time when Father Ambrose Courtnay was Parish Priest. It was consecrated on August 5th, 1902 by Bishop Edward Ilsey, who later became the first Archbishop of Birmingham.

At one time, there were two convents in our Parish, one dedicated to St. Ambrose and run by the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul the Apostle, Selly Park. These Sisters ran our school for many years, but the convent was closed and the nuns dispersed in the 1980's. The other convent was staffed by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, who ran a girls boarding school founded in 1903. The Nuns lived for a short time in a private house in the Parish and gave pastoral support until the early 1990s when they returned to their Mother House in Bromley, Kent.

Archdiocese of Birmingham

St. Ambrose comes under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Please follow the link below to their website:

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