Mission at St Anne’s

St Anne's is making special collections during April for Practical Action, an international development charity using sustainable technology to challenge poverty. There is a display about Practical Action on the mission noticeboard and there is a collection plate at the back of the church on the welcome desk.

On Sunday 1 May there will be items from Practical Action on display, and cake will be available after service that day in return for a donation to this charity. Thank you

Ordinand on Placement

We will be hosting an ordinand on placement from Queen’s. Her name is Jenny Crewes and she will take up her placement from Sunday 22 May 2016 until the end of June.

APCM – Annual Church Meetings

  • St Anne’s – Sunday 24 April, 12:00 p.m.
    St Anne’s Church
  • St Mary’sMonday 25 April, 7:30 p.m.
    Moseley C of E School

If you feel called to serve on St Mary’s or St Anne’s PCC please speak to Duncan or Hazel. The combined annual report is available here. You are encouraged to download it to save the Benefice's printing costs. For those without internet access there are a limited number of hard copies on the welcome desks.

Funeral of Ivor Jones

The Funeral of Ivor Jones will take place at Robin Hood Crematorium on Friday 22 April at 11:30 a.m. This will then be followed by a Memorial Service of Thanksgiving for his life in St Mary’s Church at 1:00 p.m.

Parish Breakfast at St Mary's

After a break of a few months, our Parish Breakfast after the 8:00 a.m. service at St Mary's will recommence on Sunday 1 May, and will continue on the first Sunday of each month. We are grateful to Ann Andrew and Sheila Perks who have organised this for a number of years and have now stepped down, and thank you to Jean Lindley and Diane Hirst who will be taking on the organisation.

Praying for our school community

Join us in Moseley C of E School at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning to pray for the whole school community. Prayers will be child-friendly and it is hoped that many children will be able to participate. Children, parents, governors, staff and parishioners are all welcome.

Leading Intercessions at St Mary’s

We are compiling the rota for leading prayers at the 10:00 a.m. service at St Mary’s for April/May/June. If you haven’t done this before but would like to lead prayers in church, please contact Hazel via the church office or Janet Thorne (tel. 4494927) so that you can be included on the rota. There will be a training session (open to anyone from St Mary’s and St Anne’s) on Saturday 23 April, beginning at 10:45 a.m. in St Mary’s Lady Chapel.

Sunday Parking at Moseley Village Car Park

Here is the reply I have received from the City Council in response to my objection to the imposition of Sunday car parking charges in Moseley.

The Revd Duncan Strathie
Vicar of Moseley

Prayer Circle

Tuesday 5 April, 7:30 p.m., St Mary's West Room

The next meeting of the Prayer Circle will be run by YSMA. So far the contents are a surprise, so please come and find out more.

Exciting addition to the ministry team

We will all have benefited from the ministry of Conan Chitham-Mosley during his pre-ordination training. Bishop David has asked if he can place Conan with us for his curacy too – so we get to share with him as he continues on his journey. I am excited by the prospect of continuing to work with him. A major focus of his curacy will be on ministry in the workplace and I am grateful to Frank Berry for sharing the task of oversight with me. Please pray for Conan, Rachel and the family as Conan completes his final term of studies and prepares for his ordination on Sunday 3 July in the Cathedral. Pray for the existing ministry team as they adjust to accommodate Conan.