A new weekly bell ringing group for youngsters from the age of 10 is underway at St Mary’s each Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and is being run by the diocesan St. Martin’s guild of bell ringers. The cost is £2 a week to cover registration, certificates, books and refreshments. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07747 866 688.

Annual Benefice Quiz


Saturday 28 January, 7:30 p.m.

The quiz previously arranged in September had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. The quiz has now been rearranged for Saturday 28 January. Teams of up to 6 people required. Come in a team or join one on the night. £5 per person, bring your own drinks. Samosas and cakes on sale. Raffle. Please book your place through the Benefice Office or sign the sign-up sheets in both churches on the Welcome desks.

Benefice Lunch

Sunday 22 January, St Anne's Hall

Minimum donation of £5 required. All profits will go to our Benefice charities which are

  • Christian Aid,
  • Medecins sans Frontieres,
  • The Children's Society and
  • the Diocesan Malawi Fund.

Please book your place by signing the sheets on the Welcome desks in both churches or by contacting the Benefice office.

Mission at St Anne's

hoveraidlogoSt Anne's will be making special collections during January for HoverAid, a charity which uses hovercraft to reach the unreachable and bring aid and development to remote communities in Madagascar, where hunger, malaria, HIV and lack of clean water affect the health of millions, There is a display about HoverAid on the noticeboard at the back of the church, and a plate for donations on the welcome desk. On Sunday 15 January, in the sermon slot, Andy Mayo will speak about the work of HoverAid

24 Hour Prayer Vigil

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January in St Chad’s Cathedral

restorelogoRestore (one of the charities supported by St Anne’s) will be leading from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday 21 January, with input from clients of different faith traditions and nationalities.

Making meaning through movies

Saturday 14 January, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Balsall Heath Church Centre

movie house 1179538 1600x1200.jpg.576x270 q100 cropWe all enjoy a good story, and watching a film helps us to explore how our own story intersects with the story of the film and also God's story. Come and join me for a day exploring links between film, theology and reflective practice. To register please contact Brenda in the Benefice Office.

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Prayer Circle

Tuesday 10 January, 7:30 p.m., St Mary’s West Room

We will focus on Promoting Peace Here and Everywhere. Please bring a Bible and an item which reminds you of peace, and/or one which reminds you of conflict.

Churches Together in Moseley Christmas Cards

Very many thanks to all who delivered the ‘Churches Together in Moseley’ Christmas Cards.

Jill Adams and Liz Blakey

Christmas Day Together 2016

Sunday 25 December, 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.

The benefice is once again hosting this event.

Christmas Dinner, Friendship and Fun!

It is open to all who may be alone on Christmas Day. If you would like to attend please ring the church office on 0121 449 2243 or 07538 103500 to book your place. Helpers also required! (on the day or before).

Christmas Card Boards

For members of the congregation who wish to participate, there will be Christmas Card Boards set up in both churches for you to display one Christmas card to all church members. The idea is that money saved can then be donated to charity.