St John's Church, Sparkhill

a multicultural community following Jesus


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creating a hearth around which

the community can meet 

 Congratulations to all volunteers and staff at the Narthex Project for being awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service June 2nd 2016

Queens Award

Narthex Sparkhill manages the community facilities at St John's Church and with the help of volunteers we run:


  • a Lunch Club for senior citizens (The Good Companion) every Tuesday from 9.30am - 1.30pm 

  • a seated exercise class for older ladies every Wednesday

  • a Refugee and Asylum Seekers Basic Resources Store - Basic household and baby items, utensils, toys etc - not large furniture. Donated items gladly received - phone Frances on 0121 7531959 with details before delivering.   


  • a Parish Nurse. Assisted by a voluntary team she can provide holistic health care in the local community in partnership with existing healthcare providers and voluntary groups. (for more information about Parish Nursing phone: 07988742380) 


  • a One Stop Shop every Thursday 10.00am to 12.00noon offering help with forms, CV's, debt advice, job search and signposting, by appointment only


  • a Youth Club for girls aged 11-15 Saturday 3.00-4.30pm

  • a Youth Club for boys aged 11 - 15 Saturday 4.30 - 6.30pm

  • a men's drop-in on a Saturday 7-9pm once a month

  • Domestic Violence Support (phone for appointment)

  • Support for trafficked persons


  • a satellite Foodbank at St John's Church 10.00am - 12.30pm on Wednesdays



                            link to the Sparkhill Foodbank web site 

Narthex Sparkhill is a Charitable Company that works to promote inter cultural harmony. It aims to do this by bringing together local people, voluntary and other organisations in an effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare, recreation and leisure. The purpose of this is to improve the conditions and quality of life of the people of Sparkhill.

Narthex Sparkhill is based at St John's Church 


Narthex Sparkhill

ST John's Church

St John's Road



B11 4RG 

Phone: 0121 7531959



Company number 4068670

Charity number 1100358


Office hours Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.00pm

At times you may be asked to leave a message on the answering machine


CEO: Nigel Brookhouse


The Narthex Sparkhill office is based at St John's Church

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