Volunteer sighted guides needed

The Guide Dogs Birmingham Mobility Team are in desperate need of volunteer sighted guides who could spare a few hours a week or a fortnight to help someone with sight loss get out and about. The service is called My Guide, and makes a real difference to people living with sight loss. For more information, contact Eleanor Stephens: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0345 143 0194.

Litterpick B13 – Keep Britain Tidy Weekend

The 8th local community litter pick is on Saturday 3 March from 10:30 – 12 noon, covering Swanshurst Lane, Yardley Wood Road, Moseley Bog and Windermere Road. Meet at Moseley Bog car park. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/litterpickB13.

Pancake Party

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Tuesday 13 February (Shrove Tuesday), 5:45pm to 7:15pm, St Mary's

Fun for all the family. Pancakes and activities in the church. Please don't arrive early as the room will be in use before then and we don't want people to have to wait in the cold.

St Anne’s Church Pews – Silent Auction

Following a significant period of prayerful reflection in 2017, St Anne’s congregation decided to replace their pews with comfortable, flexible seating, and the replacement chairs have now been delivered. This will enable St Anne’s to use their worship space more creatively in the future. It also presents an opportunity for members of our congregations and the community to purchase the pews, which are now surplus to requirements.

Lent 2018

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Since the early days of the church, the 40 days (excluding Sundays) following Ash Wednesday to the end of Holy Week have traditionally been kept as a time for repentance and study.

Our theme in the Benefice during Lent this year will be ‘healing, wholeness and wellbeing’, with a range of activities, groups, and sermons on offer around that theme. We hope, together, to explore more of what it means for the whole church to be a community of healing and wholeness.

Visit My Mosque Day 2018

Saturday 17 February 2018, 1:30pm–4:30pm, Clifton Road Mosque

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As part of the national #VisitMyMosque initiative, the Abbasi Islamic Centre, Birmingham, also known as the Clifton Road Mosque, is inviting one and all to the experience of visiting our mosque. We warmly extend our invitation to you in a spirit of friendship and hope of building a better understanding with each other to bring about the harmony in the world that we all desire.

Book of the term

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Wednesday 28th February, 7.15 for 7.30pm, St Mary’s West Room

Where memories go, why dementia changes everything by Sally Magnusson.

Come along to discuss this book. Click on the image to purchase it on-line. A copy is also available to borrow.

Ecclesiastical Home Insurance – Trust130 Offer

eccliastical logoUntil December 2018, Ecclesiastical Insurance will donate £130 to our churches for every new home insurance policy taken out. Please visit Eccliastical Insurance by clicking the logo on the right for more details.

Tools for Africa

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This is a local charity which collects and repairs hand tools which are then shipped to a number of African countries. They are particularly keen to accept donations of manual sewing machines. If anyone wishes to find out more, please click the logo on the right. One of the countries in which they donate is Malawi.

Used Stamps for Charity

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Elisabeth Leicester would like to thank the many people who have kindly donated their stamps. They are being forwarded to Birmingham City Mission.