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.

Prayer Circle

Thursday 29 November, 7:30 p.m., West Room, St Mary’s

Revd. Hazel White will lead us in ‘Doing December Differently’. If you would like to give a gift to a woman at Anawim and/or provide a non-perishable food item, please bring it to this meeting.

Moseley Inter-Faith Forum

Thursday 24 November from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

You are welcome to join Moseley Inter-Faith Forum with Rabbi Lior Kaminetsky at the Central Synagogue, 133, Pershore Rd/Speedwell Rd. Please inform Richard Tetlow by the evening of Tuesday 22 November if you intend to come, as numbers are limited, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 449 4897.

Melting Pot Calendar

We are involved in the production of a calendar highlighting cuisines from the communities from Moseley along the Ladypool Road and into the city. I have received a request for anyone within the benefice to provide a really special recipe for Christmas cake or mince pies so that the December page can have a Christian focus. The calendar is about to go to print so speed is of the essence. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your recipe.

Regards, Rev Duncan Strathie

Access to St Mary's, Thursday 17 November 2016

On Thursday this week (17/11/16) the churchyard contractors will be carrying out work to the path by the Garden of Remembrance and unfortunately will be unable to maintain access through the lych gate. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

The main steps are open to access for Open Church which starts at 10:00 a.m., for Stay and Play at 10:00 a.m., for Sabeel Wave of Prayer at midday and for the lunchtime holy communion at 12:30 p.m. Access through the lych gate will be back to normal on Friday and for weekend services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the churchyard works.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

An interfaith event on various aspects of this subject will be held in Interfaith Week from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday 20 November at the Central Mosque, 180 Belgrave Middleway B12 0XS. The main speaker is Anna Bright, Chief Executive of Sustainability West Midlands. See: peacehub.org.uk/footsteps or phone Pete Doubtfire on Tel: 021 238 2869.