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  • ​27 Year Wait Ends as Wythall Finally Gets a New Parish Church
    28 April 2014 ​27 Year Wait Ends as Wythall Finally Gets a New Parish Church

    St Mary’s Church in Wythall was celebrating a resurrection of a different kind this Sunday as they opened the doors of their brand new church for the first time.The old St Mary’s, set back from ...

  • Walk of Witness - Good Friday
    22 April 2014 Walk of Witness - Good Friday

    On the morning of Good Friday there was a United Service, Methodist/Anglican, at St Peter & St Paul's Church, Water Orton to remember our Lord's crucifixion. This was followed by a "walk of witness" through ...

  • Local nurse returns from a life-changing adventure in India
    11 April 2014 Local nurse returns from a life-changing adventure in India

    Carol Linfield, a retired nurse and a member of St Philip’s Dorridge and St James’ Church in Bentley Heath, says her six-month placement working at a women’s centre in rural India was a life-changing experience.Having ...

  • New community hall finally opened in Castle Bromwich
    24 March 2014 New community hall finally opened in Castle Bromwich

    St Mary and St Margaret Castle Bromwich is listed in a heritage conservation area so their plans for a new and bigger church hall have been frustrated for years due to planning constraints or costs. ...

  • Vintage Craft Fayre
    20 March 2014 Vintage Craft Fayre

    Another successful event took place at The Link, St Peter & St Paul's Water Orton, when 21 stallholders displayed their wares in time for the purchase of gifts for Mums on Mothering Sunday.Pictured from the ...

  • Culture in the Midlands
    3 March 2014 Culture in the Midlands

    A few friends from Water Orton and environs gathered in Birmingham Art Gallery on 26th March for an hour's Guided Tour by Wendy Cooke, seen in red. The tour was entitled "From a Railway Carriage ...

  • Winter Olympics at Garretts Green
    27 February 2014 Winter Olympics at Garretts Green

    During February half term St Thomas' Garretts Green had a week of Winter Olympic themed activities which included trips to the Ackers Trust for tobogganing and skiing. On Tuesday afternoon they had a Winter Olympic ...

  • A new branch of Mothers' Union
    17 February 2014 A new branch of Mothers' Union

    For a number of years the Rev Susan Larkin, Curate of St Thomas' Garretts Green, has been attracted to the work of Mothers' Union.This began when she first hosted a visitor from Malawi who talked ...

  • Communities meeting together
    12 February 2014 Communities meeting together

    A small group of young people from St Thomas' in Garretts Green have been meeting with young Muslims through a project with The Feast. After hearing all about this project some of the adults in ...

  • Archdeacon Hayward Dedicates Restored World War 1 Memorial at Rowley Regis
    29 January 2014 Archdeacon Hayward Dedicates Restored World War 1 Memorial at Rowley Regis

    The Revd Ian Shelton, Vicar of Rowley Regis and Area Dean of Warley, recently welcomed a large gathering of people to his parish churchyard. The occasion was the dedication of the restored World War 1 ...

  • ​Adventure Sunday
    29 January 2014 ​Adventure Sunday

    As we enter February and Christmas recedes into the past, here's a story from just before Christmas which we hope will inspire your plans for Advent later this year:The season of Advent can sometimes be ...

  • Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members
    16 January 2014 Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members

    The Cathedral flower arranging team seeking to recruit more members.They would like experienced flower arrangers who would be happy to work in pairs, who would commit to arranging the Cathedral flowers two or three times ...

  • Water Orton - Vicar married in his own church
    7 January 2014 Water Orton - Vicar married in his own church

    The marriage of Rev Paul Tullett and his fiancée Carolyn (nee Edwards) took place at the Parish Church of Water Orton, St Peter & St Paul on Saturday 28th December at 3pm. The Service was ...

  • New youth club
    9 December 2013 New youth club

    Salter Street and Shirley Parish are opening a new youth club in Dickens Heath on 8th January 2014. The club is for young people aged 11 to 14 in school years 7, 8 and 9. ...

  • ​Christmas Comes Early to Catney
    9 December 2013 ​Christmas Comes Early to Catney

    St Catherine’s, one of the oldest buildings in the Borough, has now been formally handed over to the local community.Originally built as a school with a chapel attached, the building has also been extensively used ...

  • Little Shining Lights of Christmas service
    5 December 2013 Little Shining Lights of Christmas service

    A very special service was held at St Marys Temple Balsall on 1 December.A Little Shining Lights of Christmas service was organised in conjunction with the Lily Mae Foundation. Just after the Revd Kathy Lloyd-Roberts ...

  • Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry
    28 November 2013 Selection of Candidates for Reader Ministry

    Readers are lay people who have been selected and trained for a particular ministry in the Church of England. They are authorised by the Bishop to: Preach and teach the faith Give pastoral care Lead ...