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Start: 21st July 2018 12:00 pm End: 21st July 2018 3:00 pm

Father Hudson's Summer Fete

Father Hudson's popular Summer Fête returns on Saturday 21 July from 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

There will be lots on to enjoy, including a bouncy castle, barbecue, live entertainment and children's games. There will be the usual tombolas, lucky dip, ice cream stall and cakes. This year we are also welcoming external stalls from people selling a variety of crafts.

So come along and join in the fun!

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Start: 28th July 2018 9:00 am End: 6th August 2018 9:00 am

Youth Pilgrimage to Taize 2018

Are you aged 15-29?

Looking to explore or refresh your faith?

Wondering what to do with your life?

Bishop Anne and Emma Sargeant are facilitating a Youth Pilgrimage for anyone ages 15-29 from the 28 July to 6 August 2018. The trip is for youth groups and individuals alike but if you are under 18 you need to come with a youth group leader from your own church you cannot attend alone, over 18’s may join us on an individual basis. Its open to anyone with faith or without.

More information at www.cofe.io/taize2018

Contact EmmaS@cofebirmingham.com

Please click on flyer.

Start: 28th July 2018 12:00 pm End: 28th July 2018 4:00 pm

Health and Wellbeing Fair at Carrs Lane Counselling Centre

You are invited to a Health and Wellbeing Fair organised by Carrs Lane Counselling Centre.

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre is one of the ways in which The Church at Carrs Lane hopes to serve the city and this day is an ideal taster of the Centre's ethos as well as being a fun day for all.

There will be workshops, stalls run by organisations promoting good mental and physical heath, things to buy, fairly traded goods, children's activities and delicious food: all for an entry fee of £1.00. How can you afford to miss spending the afternoon at Carrs Lane on Saturday 28th July?

Please click on flyer for further information.

Start: 12th August 2018 2:30 pm End: 12th August 2018 7:00 pm

Ramble at Nether Whitacre Methodist Church

Our Ramble will be held on Sunday August 12th at Nether Whitacre. We shall start out at 2.30pm and return to the church for a BBQ around 4.30pm. This will be followed by a service at 6.00pm led by Rev Alison Richards.

Tea will be available all afternoon and we look forward to welcoming you to the countryside.

Start: 14th September 2018 7:30 pm End: 14th September 2018 9:30 pm

Everything is Connected: Peterson Toscano and Ruth Wilde - On Tour by The Church at Carrs Lane

You are invited to a lively discussion about identity, climate change, justice, and peace.  This will take on Friday 14 September 2018, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Ruth Wilde, a UK Outreach Worker for Christian Peacemaker Teams and National Coordinator for Inclusive Church teams up with Peterson Toscano, a quirky queer Quaker performance artist and scholar from the USA, well-known at Greenbelt.

This will be an engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking evening. We are expecting this to be a popular event, so please book your tickets asap. Please inform us if you are then unable to come so that we can make your ticket available to someone else. Thank you.

Please click on links below for further information.


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Start: 29th September 2018 9:00 am End: 10th February 2019 5:00 pm

Manresa Link Prayer Guide Basic Training Course

September 2018 - February 2019.

This will be held at St Mary’s Convent, 98 Hunters Road Birmingham B19 1EB.

Eight Saturday mornings in 2018 (10am -12.30pm):
September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th,
November 10th, 17th, 24th.

Also two weekends in 2019:
1. Saturday January 26th, from 10am – 8.30pm
Sunday January 27th, from 11am – 5. 00pm
2. Saturday February 9th and Sunday February 10th. (Times are the same).

For more information or an application please contact Margaret Brittan,

Please see attached flyer.

Start: 29th September 2018 10:15 am End: 29th September 2018 5:00 pm

Jubilee Debt Campaign 2018

EVENT: Twenty years on from the Birmingham human chain, Jubilee Debt Campaign will mark this important anniversary by bringing together campaigners from across the UK to spend a day together talking debt justice campaigning past and future. You can expect a workshop about debt issues in 2018, rousing speeches, a city-centre stunt, catching up with old friends or making new ones, and food and refreshments and films. Drop by for a short while or stay for the whole day.

We're asking for a voluntary donation to help cover the costs of room hire, refreshments and lunch. Please only pay what you can afford.

Date: 29 September 2018, 10.15am - 5.00pm
Venue: Birmingham Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS (Close to Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill & Moor Street stations)
Booking >> Book your place here, you will receive more details about the day, and an optional, small contribution towards the running costs will be welcomed.

To book your place go to www.jubileedebt.org.uk

Start: 13th October 2018 10:00 am End: 13th October 2018 4:00 pm

Godly Play Taster Day at The Church at Carrs Lane

Would you like to find out more about Godly Play?  Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture.

A Godly Play Taster Day is being held on Saturday 13th October 2018, 10.00am to 4.00pm at The Church at Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.  This will be hosted by the Birmingham Circuit and the Birmingham Methodist District.

Come and participate in a Godly Play session.  Experience different types of Godly Play stories.  Learn and share a story.  Reflect how Godly Play can help nurture children’s, adults and your own spirituality

The day is for anyone working with children or adults who has little or no experience of Godly Play but would like to discover more.

Cost £25 to include a story set to take away with you.  Please bring something to share for lunch, other refreshments included.

To book contact (please book by 5th October no booking no story set)

Please click on flyer and booking form for further information.

Start: 22nd October 2018 12:00 am End: 6th November 2018 12:00 am

Seasonal Encounters with the Iona Community 2018

28th March - 2nd April - Kissed-Pierced-Hidden-Revealed: Seeing God’s Passion from Gethsemane to Glory, Dr Debbie Lewer

22nd - 27th October, Following the Celtic Way, Professor Ian Bradley

27th October - 1st November, Enthusiasm, Entropy and Ecology:A New look at the Psalms, Rev. John Bell

1st - 6th November, Adventures with God: An Introduction to the Gifts and Wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola, Rev. Alison Marshall

Venue: St Columba Hotel, Isle of Iona.  Price: From £649 per person, per course; includes full board and programme charge.

Booking online or by phone
t: 44 (0) 1681 700 304

For further information, please click on link one and two.