Paint the Church Green

paintchurchgreenDuring Advent and at the beginning of Epiphany the Thursday Thinkers Group followed a study course entitled Paint the Church Green by Ellen Teague exploring the relationship between faith and concern for the natural world. There were some wonderful discussions including issues of recycling. We may not always realise the worth of some items such as used postage stamps that can make a valuable contribution to charities. Keep your eye on the pew-sheet as all kinds of collections pop up during a year including used stamps.

Vera Harley

Vera's funeral will be held on Tuesday 21 February at 12 noon in St Anne's. Vera will be buried in a family grave in North Wales later that week.

Invitation – Co-Wheels Car Club

co wheels car club

Open Studios event being planned for Moseley


Owen de Visser (whose photographs of Moseley Park you may have seen on the hoarding while work was in progress to renovate the building for Pizza Express) is planning an Open Studios event, starting in Moseley and Kings Heath and, all being well, spreading further afield in future years. The Moseley Society is keen to promote this initiative and has received the following message from him.

Moseley CofE School Burns Night

Friday 3 February from 7:30 p.m.

The Parent & Teachers Association are raising funds to support the school. We will be holding a fantastic Burns Night with Haggis, neeps and tatties, and desert and a whisky toast as well as a Ceilidh Band (The Burdock Band). The evening will finish around 11:00 p.m. and there will be a bar stocked with traditional Scottish drinks. It is set to be a great night and it is a great way for the local community to support the school fundraising activities. Tickets are £10 each and include a whisky toast and the dinner as well as the band. Tickets can be purchased by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Love Your Neighbour

love your neighbourThursday 9 February, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Highgate Baptist Church, Conybere St (opposite St Alban’s Academy, Highgat)

You are invited to an inter faith meeting of Love your Neighbour. Please reply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 449 4892.

St Anne’s Keyholders

We are compiling a list and register of keyholders. If you are a keyholder, please could you take a form from the sacristy and leave it there when completed. This helps us to know who has keys for insurance purposes.

Many thanks, Mark Simons

Benefice Lunch – Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended the Benefice lunch last Sunday. We raised £200 for our Benefice charities ‘The Children's Society’, ‘Medecin sans Frontieres’ and the ‘Diocesan Malawi Fund’.

The Hospitality Team.

Moving from listening and reflecting to action

Please make sure you read the letter I have issued today. Some will have received it by email, it is available on the website and Facebook. Hard copies are at the welcome desk for those who need them.

Website: Moving from listening and reflecting to action

Celebration of Candlemas

This weekend sees the celebration of Candlemas, the end of the Christmas & Epiphany Season. We remember and celebrate the presentation of the baby Jesus to God in the Temple at Jerusalem.

Our usual services take place at 8am and 10am at St Mary’s, and 11am at St Anne’s. In the evening at 6.30pm at St Mary’s we have a special service of readings, prayer and music for Candlemas. All are welcome.