Calling All Young Artist

This Sunday 13 March, 10:00 a.m. at St Mary's and 11:00 a.m. at St Anne's

We are preparing to welcome the King of Kings on Palm Sunday and I need all the budding artists in our congregations to help me prepare 'palms' this coming Sunday morning.

There will be markers, glitter, crayons, pastels, paint… You get the idea.

So put your creative hats on and be here ready to praise God through art!

Tammy Tearoe Children's Work Co-ordinator
United Benefice of Moseley, Birmingham

Morning Coffee Concert

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Rebecca Kohler Baratto (violin) and Ji Zhang (piano) will be playing for an hour at our next coffee concert. Join us for an hour of music and a cup of coffee. A retiring collection will be taken. All are welcome.

Benefice Lunch – Easter Sunday

Come and share in a lunch at St Mary’s at 12:30 p.m. on Easter Day. We hope to be welcoming our friends from the KSIMC Mosque in Clifton Road. To ensure that the meal fulfils halal observances, the lunch will offer a range of curries catered by Priya restaurant on St Mary’s Row. Please sign up on the welcome desk – we need to know numbers. Usual minimum donation of £5 a head applies and this time also a request to contribute a dessert.

Drama 13 Pantomime

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Thursday to Saturday 17, 18 & 19 March at 7:30 p.m., Sat Matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Venue: New Life Baptist Church Hall, Kings Heath

Tickets: Adults £6, Children £4. To order tickets telephone 778 1854.

Books of Remembrance

If you wish to add names to the Books of Remembrance in time for the Easter services, details must reach Brenda in the benefice office by Thursday 17 March. Please give the name(s), date of death, and which church's book the name is to be added to.

Congratulations Moseley – a place of excellence!

The Farmers’ Market has won the best in the UK for the third time! A great effort from all involved and such a wonderful community resource - literally on our doorstep.

Also well done Mrs Sumner and all at Moseley C of E School. Following a recent visit from the Director of Education for Birmingham, he writes saying “It really is an excellent school with so many good things happening”.

Sing a Song for Mum

All of our children are invited to sing a song for their mothers next Sunday, Mothering Sunday, Sunday 6 March at the 10:00 a.m. service at St Mary's. There are two opportunities to learn the song, both at St Mary's:

  • Tuesday 1 March from 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 March at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service.

You can practice this at home with this YouTube link.

It'll be lovely to see as many of our children as possible taking part.

All best wishes,
Mick Perrier

Come and sing Stainer’s Crucifixion

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Sunday 20 March (Palm Sunday)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rehearse this favourite Passiontide work and perform it in a special service of music and Readings at 6:30 p.m.
Director: Michael Perrier; Organ: Darren Hogg; Nick Drew (Tenor); Edwin Kaye (Bass)

Fairtrade Easter Eggs

There are several sorts of Fairtrade easter egg available this year. The Real Easter Egg comes in three types and sizes: milk chocolate (£3.99), dark chocolate (£5.50) or the special peace edition with an olive wood holding cross (£9.99). All these eggs contain an illustrated booklet of the Easter story. If you prefer something smaller (or want to do a treasure hunt in the garden), Divine chocolate mini eggs come in milk, dark or praline varieties (£4.50 per bag). Please order from Janet Moir (St Mary's) or Karen Gray (St Anne's), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We need your orders by Sunday 6 March at the latest.

Book of the term group discussion

Wednesday 23 March, 7:30 p.m., St Mary’s West Room.

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J M Nouwen (publ. Darton Longman & Todd, 1994). Inspired by Rembrandt’s ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’, as well as the parable from the Gospels, Nouwen’s themes include homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation.