Your Guide to Lent, 2017

If you did not receive the leaflet and calendar giving details of our Lent programme last week, please pick these up from the welcome desks (or the website) and plan to join in with something on offer during Lent. For most of the groups and activities we need to know numbers, so please do sign up. 

Prayer Circle

Tuesday 14 February, 7:30 p.m., West Room at St Mary’s

At the next meeting of the Prayer Circle Revd. Duncan Strathie will lead us in reflecting on ‘Finding God in the Every Day

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.