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  • Longbridge Light Festival - Saturday 25 October
    21 October 2014 Longbridge Light Festival - Saturday 25 October

    Longbridge Churches are coming together to Share the Light at Longbridge Light Festival this Saturday. They will be working with children and families to make Christingles, as a contribution to the theme of Light, and ...

  • St Peter's Maney is Shrinking the Footprint
    15 October 2014 St Peter's Maney is Shrinking the Footprint

    ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ has been one of the top Transforming Church Targets for St Peter’s Maney since 2010 and the church has just installed 39 PV panels on their church roof.St Peter’s Environment Committee, Eco ...

  • St Peter's Maney is Shrinking the Footprint
    15 October 2014 St Peter's Maney is Shrinking the Footprint

    ‘Shrinking the Footprint’ has been one of the top Transforming Church Targets for St Peter’s Maney since 2010 and the church has just installed 39 PV panels on their church roof.St Peter’s Environment Committee, Eco ...

  • An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Paul Hobbs
    6 October 2014 An exhibition of painting and sculpture by Paul Hobbs

    The Heart of Things is an accessible, engaging and challenging exhibition of painting and sculpture by Paul Hobbs covering themes around social and religious issues.It takes place at St Germain's Church from Wednesday 8 - ...

  • Thoughts and prayers on Smethwick High Street
    27 August 2014 Thoughts and prayers on Smethwick High Street

    St Matthews, Old Church and Holy Trinity Smethwick marked the centenary of the declaration of the First World War with a 30 foot cloth scroll on which people wrote their thoughts and prayers about war, ...

  • Danish pastries and coffee
    19 August 2014 Danish pastries and coffee

    St Peter’s Church in Balsall Common have a monthly informal service geared to families which usually takes place in the Church Hall. This is always well attended and families say they appreciate the informal atmosphere ...

  • An evening to remember the First World War fallen
    11 August 2014 An evening to remember the First World War fallen

    St Mary & St Margaret, Castle Bromwich, marked the centenary of the declaration of the First World War by PM Mr Asquith on the 4th of August 1914 by holding an evening vigil service using ...

  • What are you going to do about your Churchyard?
    1 August 2014 What are you going to do about your Churchyard?

    "What are you going to do about your Churchyard?" is a Vicar's nightmare question, especially when its one of the largest in the West Midlands, and the rain and warmth of late spring had given ...

  • Local parishioner pleads for help in the wake of the spreading Ebola virus
    1 August 2014 Local parishioner pleads for help in the wake of the spreading Ebola virus

    Lynette Adjei from St Peter’s, Hall Green is making a heartfelt plea for help for her home country, Sierra Leone in the horrific wake of the spreading Ebola virus."26 years ago I met an amazing ...

  • Summer concert performance at Water Orton
    15 July 2014 Summer concert performance at Water Orton

    St Peter and St Paul's Church, Water Orton, held their Summer Concert in July. This was the 18th Annual concert organised by Judith Fisher, Director of Music of the Parish Church but “wearing her other ...

  • St Alban's visits Shi'a Mosque
    14 July 2014 St Alban's visits Shi'a Mosque

    In January Fr Nicholas, priest-in-charge of St Alban's Highgate, was invited to address the congregation of the Shi’a Mosque in Clifton Road, Basall Heath, on the subject of "Prophethood in the Christian Tradition". The occasion ...

  • Annual Plant Sale
    12 June 2014 Annual Plant Sale

    Every last Sunday of the month instead of a formal second Service in St Peter & St Paul’s, the Parish Church of Water Orton, Café Link is held starting at 10.15 a.m. There are opportunities ...

  • Confirmation Service at Water Orton
    9 June 2014 Confirmation Service at Water Orton

    Bishop David presided at a Confirmation Service at the Parish Church of Water Orton on 8th June when eight people from that Parish and three from St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Coleshill affirmed their ...

  • Remembrance of WW1
    7 May 2014 Remembrance of WW1

    All Anglican churches in the country were encouraged to sow Flanders poppies in their church grounds to commemorate the centenary of World War One. These poppy seeds were available from a large DIY Store and ...

  • Finn gives up TV and chocolate to help children in Malawi
    6 May 2014 Finn gives up TV and chocolate to help children in Malawi

    Chocolate and TV must be at the top of the list of favorites for any child. So when six year old Finn gave up both of these for Lent, his family and friends were very ...

  • ​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 ...