Thank You

from Rachel Barwell

Thank you so much for your amazing generosity for my cake sale on Sunday 4 December, which was raising money towards my volunteering with Project Trust in Honduras. It was an incredible total of £167. I am very grateful for your support. Rachel

Book of the Term

Being Disciples, Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams (available from CLC bookshop, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, or by order from Amazon).

There will be an opportunity to discuss the book on Wednesday 7 December, 7:30 p.m. in St Mary's West Room.

Christmas Fair

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way with the Christmas Fair on Saturday. We raised a total of £1,550. All monies raised will be sent to our Benefice Charities, which are Christian Aid, Medecins sans Frontieres, the Diocesan Malawi link and the Children's Society.

Thank you!

Moseley ‘Churches Together’ Joint Christmas Cards

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Moseley ‘Churches Together’ Joint Christmas Cards advertise Christmas services across all churches in Moseley. Cards are now at the back of both churches. Please collect them for the roads where you live and deliver them as soon as possible. We are always grateful to have volunteers to deliver those which are not collected. Please speak to Liz Blakey or Jill Adams if you are able to help.

Confirmation & Curry

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Sunday 11 December, 10:00 a.m., St Mary's

Bishop David is confirming a number of Moseley folk, and we have invited our friends from KSIMC Clifton Road Mosque to come and observe this rite of passage. There is an invitation to celebrate afterwards by sharing in a curry at 12:30 p.m. provided by the Priya Restaurant which is situated just across the road from St Mary’s. We ask you to sign up at the welcome desk so that we know how much curry to cook.

A contribution of £8.50 is requested.

Flower Guild

Do you like Flowers? Do you like to see flowers in church? Could you spare an hour on just one Saturday morning in the year, plus festivals? The Flower Guild needs new members. Several have left, and we are all getting older. Please consider helping. Training and support will be given, and practice is the key to success. Phone the office on 449 2243, or 449 1189.

St Mary’s hosts the ‘Interfaith Art’ installation

Come and explore the themes and messages of ‘Dance’. See our FaceBook or go to: www.faithfulneighbourhoods.org.uk/wordpress/? p=1317 for more information.

Benefice Christmas Fair – Can you help?

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Saturday 26 November, St Mary's Church, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Stalls to include Father Christmas, toys, raffle, chocolate tombola, refreshments, fancy goods, jams, chutneys and much more.

We need items for stalls and help on the day. We need bottles for the bottle stall, raffle prizes, toys, items for fancy goods stall, chocolate items and books. Boxes will be available in both churches by the Welcome desks to put your donations from this Sunday. We also need help on the day on stalls. If you are able to help in any way please contact Angela Brown on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knock, Knock … Who’s There?

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What is Posada?

Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

Modem day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each 'host' the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

Our churches, St Mary's and St Anne's, have chosen to engage with Posada this year. Will you get be a host to Mary and Joseph for a night?

St Anne’s Lunch Club

Mondays 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Can you help? We are looking for a volunteer kitchen assistant to join our friendly team and help with preparation of vegetables, serving meals, clearing tables etc. We cannot offer payment as all the helpers are volunteers but you would be given a delicious, freshly cooked two course meal to take home. If you would be interested please contact Ann Andrew, Co-ordinator, Tel: 449 9682. We look forward to hearing from you.