Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving

St Anne’s Church; Sunday 30 October, 5:00 p.m.

If you would like the name of someone who has died to be read at this service, please add their name(s) to the list in church.

Books of Remembrance

If you wish to add any names to the Books of Remembrance in time for the All Souls service, please send the following details to Brenda in the Benefice office by Friday 21 October:

  • the name of the person who died,
  • their date of death and
  • whether the name is to go into the book at St Mary's or St Anne's (or both).

Site Services Manager

Please remember that at the Week-end Mark is not on duty, but is in attendance as a member of the congregation. Please allow him space to worship uninterrupted. Any matters relating to our sites should be communicated to the Wardens or the church office.

Lost Property at St Mary’s

Please check the table by the Welcome Desk. Any items unclaimed by Monday 7 November will be donated to charity. Thank you.

Voices from Syria - a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown

voicesFromSyriaSaturday 22 October 2016, 06:00pm, KSIMC, Clifton Road Mosque, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8SX

You are invited to attend Clifton Muslim Interfaith's upcoming event "Voices from Syria - a talk by Reverend Andrew Ashdown". The event will have Question and Answers at the end.

Revd Andrew Ashdown is an Anglican priest in the Winchester Diocese who has been visiting and leading groups to the Middle East for over 20 years.

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Benefice lunch

Sunday 6 November, 1:00 p.m., St Anne's Church Hall

As we had to cancel the Barn Dance arranged for Harvest weekend due to low numbers, this lunch will be a fund raiser, with all monies being raised going to our diocesan link in Malawi. As usual we ask for a minimum donation of £5 to cover costs. All extra monies raised will go to Malawi. There are sign-up sheets in both churches. If you are able to bring a pudding please let Angela or Janet know.

Hansa Shah

As many of you are aware, Hansa will be leaving England to move to India in November. Hansa's last service at St Mary's will be on Sunday 30 October. Hansa would like everyone to join her for refreshments after the 10:00 a.m. service. This will be an informal time to chat with Hansa and wish her well.

Voskesrenije Chamber Choir

StPetersbergChoirWednesday 26 October, 7:30 p.m., St Mary’s

The Voskesrenije Chamber Choir from St Petersburg is one of Russia's leading chamber choirs and it is a privilege to be able to host them. Tickets are £10 and are available from Cath Greenhill, Mick Perrier or online from

We are also seeking overnight accommodation for the 12 members of the group. If you can help please contact Mick Perrier on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New for Older Teens

You are invited to our new ‘Java Lounge meet-up’ on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bring money (please contact Tammy if you need assistance – no one will be left out!) to buy a drink and snack if you want and enjoy a bit of conversation with your friends from church and opportunities to engage in community service. This is a group intended for youth age 16 and older. Please contact Tammy via the office for a parental consent form and further details about the group. Our next Java Lounge meet-up is on Sunday 23 October, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Java Lounge, Alcester Rd, Moseley.

Contextual Bible Study

A student from the Religious Studies Dept. at Birmingham University is running two Contextual Bible Study sessions at St Mary’s as part of her research. We are looking to recruit a group of up to 10 people to assist with this. The commitment is for two Wednesday afternoons, 12 October & 19 October, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., meeting in St Mary’s West Room. As places are limited, please contact Hazel ASAP if you are interested in taking part.