Hall Green Marston Chapel

Descriptive Notes

The Church of The Ascension Hall Green is in the diocese of Birmingham in the Church of England. It is the oldest Church in Hall Green.

Job Marston (1636-1701) was a local gentleman living in the hamlet of Hall Green who in his will provided for the Church to be built. The site has been developed ever since. In the 1860's the transepts and chancel were added, and now the building has a cruciform shape as viewed from above.

In March 1907 The Chapel became known as the Parish Church of Hall Green in the new diocese of Birmingham. In 1954, at its 250th anniversary, the Church was dedicated as “The Church of the Ascension”.


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
In 1907 Hall Green (Marston Chapel), formerly a chapel of Yardley Ecclesiastical Parish, was created an Ecclesiastical Parish from Yardley Ancient Parish


O.S. Ref: SP109818
4 miles S.E. of central Birmingham on the A34

Parish Church

Church of the Ascension, Junction Fox Hollies Rd & School Road. Also known as Job's Marston Chapel

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Aston & Diocese of Birmingham (1907 - *) [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Castle Bromwich, Sheldon, Yardley, Bordesley, Aston [8]

Register Copies

Job Marston Chapel; Bap. & Bur. 1704-1840, Mar. 1704-1746

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1704-1840, Marriages 1704-1746, Burials 1704-1840

At Library of Birmingham
Christenings 1705-1913 Marriages 1704-1935 Burials 1705-1899 Banns1960-1970

At Warwickshire County Record Office [66]
Christenings 1911-85 Marriages 1939-95

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
HALL GREEN (Marston Chapel): Christenings & Burials 1704-1840, Marriages 1704-46: Greater Birmingham miscellany [CD-ROM] IN: Greater Birmingham miscellany : Records from 14 churches, Wrightson's directory 1818, an 1861 trades directory & more [CD-ROM] Published Birmingham Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2007 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry et al. (transcriptions) Edition 2nd edn. Acc. no. 123504b Location Apply to library staff Shelf mark CD-ROM cabinet (WA/REG

Yardley : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1820-27 (BTs) (including Marston Chapel) [Microfilm.] - Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Church of the Ascension

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:
1841-1891 Warwickshire RO [58]
Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Solihull registration district RG 12/2461-2466 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 Society of Genealogists


Last Updated: 04/10/2013