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Bishop celebrates 600-year church history
Knowle Parish Church
The church was consecrated by a Scottish bishop
The Bishop for Birmingham has taken part in a service in the village of Knowle to celebrate the 600th anniversary of its parish church.

Knowle Parish Church - the Church of St. John the Baptist, St. Lawrence and St. Anne - was completed and consecrated by a Scottish bishop in 1403.

Situated in the heart of Knowle, the church still attracts around 500 people every Sunday attending a variety of services across the day.

On Sunday morning, the Bishop for Birmingham, the Right Reverend John Sentamu, presided over the family service which was followed by coffee and the cutting of a 600th birthday cake.

The bishop said the celebrations demonstrated the strength of faith of the community in Knowle.

He also said he was pleased to see the growing numbers of young people who are playing their full part in the life of the local church.

Sunday's events form part of year of celebrations to mark the church's anniversary.

Six hundred years of history
28 Feb 02 |  UK News

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