Thank you

Thank you to all of you who have supported me with your prayers, cards and messages which are a great comfort at this very sad time; we will be arranging a service in church to celebrate Chris's life some time in the new year and hope you will be able to join us.

Ann Andrew

The Church Office …

… will be closed from Friday 23 December, re-opening on Tuesday 3 January 2017. Notices for inclusion on the combined ChristmasDay/New Year's Day pew leaflet should be submitted by Tuesday 20 December. Thankyou.

Christingle Preparation …

christingleFriday 23 December, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, St Mary’s West Room.

Time for Christingle Sticks. Please see if you can spare half-an-hour to prepare the ‘fruits of the earth’ ready for our Christingles.

Volunteers requested: 9 to 99 years!

… and Assembly

Saturday 24 December, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., St Mary’s West Room

Sticks + Oranges + Sweets = Christingles.

Volunteers requested: 9 to 99 years!

Confirmation & Curry

Sunday 11 December 2016, 10:00 a.m., St Mary's Church

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Today, 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. For those who have booked in advance, there will be a curry at 12:30 p.m. provided by the Priya Restaurant which is situated just across the road from St Mary’s.

Gift Brochures

Practical Action and Embrace the Middle East are being supported by St Anne’s this year. Gift Brochures from both charities are available at the back of the church.

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.