Selly Oak St Mary


Ecclesiastical Parish [25]
Created in 1862 from Northfield Ancient Parish.
Some ecclesiastical boundary alterations have occurred to create or help create a number of daughter parishes:
In 1892 - to create Selly Hill Ecclesiastical Parish
1911 - to create Selly Oak St Wulstan Ecclesiastical Parish. In 1980 St. Wulstan's amalgamated with the parish of St. Stephen's, Selly Hill [33]
1926 - to help create Bournville Ecclesiastical Parish (with Kings Norton Ecclesiastical Parish & Cotteridge Ecclesiastical Parish)
1933 - to help create ,with Northfield Ancient Parish, Weoley Castle Ecclesiastical Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SP038822
4 miles S.W. of central Birmingham on the A38

Parish Church

St Mary, Bristol Rd/ Lodge Hill Rd, Selly Oak

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1905, Archdeaconry & Diocese of Birmingham (1905 - *) [25]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1874 Worcestershire Archives [22]

Register Copies

Christenings 1861-1976 Marriages 1862-1979 Burials 1861-1954 Library of Birmingham
Banns: Originals: 1976-81 Library of Birmingham


Methodist (Bristol Rd): Marriages 1917-56 Library of Birmingham

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St. Mary BMSGH Shop

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
SELLY OAK (St. Mary): Monumental Inscriptions : Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 16 Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 1999 Author Davies, G L et al. (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry.

SELLY OAK (St. Mary) : Monumental Inscriptions: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 [Typescript.] IN: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 Published , 1986 Author Davis G L et al. (transcription.) Source D: BMSGH

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, and 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 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 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:

1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Last Updated: 04/10/2013