Now that it’s Advent, I am officially getting excited about Christmas. I’ve started to purchase the presents and my sparkly tree is standing proudly in my living room. Don’t tell anyone, but there is also a pile of wrapping paper and ribbon hiding in the corner of another room. Clearly, I am excited. The thing is though, it’s not time for Christmas just yet, so I’ve got to wait to celebrate. I’ve got to wait until I can open my presents, wait until I can have my family round for dinner and wait until the time I can stay up very, very late without feeling too guilty. Unfortunately, waiting is something I’m not very good at. I seem to expect everything, now! But, maybe I am missing something. Maybe there is something wonderful in not having it all immediately, in looking forward to the future and what is still to come- just like I take pleasure in all my preparations for and anticipation of the coming Christmas celebration. Way back in histo
Join us as we host Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Christmas Concert! Taking place here St Martin in the Bull Ring on Wednesday 12 December their Christmas Concert is the perfect start to your festive season. Hosted by former BBC WM presenter Pete Morgan, the night will feature performances from The School of Theatre Excellence and Birmingham Community Gospel Choir as well contributions from our brave patients and medical staff. Join us for this very special evening of classic Christmas carols, mince pies and mulled wine. This is one not to be missed. More details on their website www.bch.org.uk/concert or Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/741243152905070/
Do you fancy getting into the festive spirit as we go into Advent on Sunday? Come in and visit our Tea Lounge today and every day for our great selection of Christmas cakes (except for Sunday’s and Monday’s). Come in to discover more! #followthestar
Join us as we host Jazz Carols on Sunday 16 December at 4.30pm. Get in the festive spirit and join us for a service of traditional carols with a jazz twist! Readings, stories and Big Band music supported by Jazz Community Church. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/706037589772464/ or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-carols-tickets-51400568484 See you there.
Please join us as we host a wonderful carol service at 12pm on Saturday 15 December for The Leprosy Mission. Featuring acclaimed brass group Bold ’Z Brass, it will be an opportunity to celebrate the hope of Christmas. Bring your family and friends and come prepared to sing your favourite carols in this magnificent setting. The service will begin at 12pm and will be followed by light refreshments. This is a free event but please get your FREE ticket/s by emailing your details to: allisterdup@TLMEW.org.uk On the C of E website: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/events/view/carol-service-everyone-celebrating-hope-christmas/ There might be spaces at the back, so please turn up even if you haven’t reserved seats in advance:
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Tea Lounge will be closed on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November. We will reopen as usual on Friday 30th November and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Join us for Choral Evensong this Sunday evening from 5pm for the following choral pieces: Introit: Christe, adoramus te (Claudio Monteverdi) Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in Eflat (no. 2) (Charles Wood) Anthem: Great Lord of Lords” (Orlando Gibbons) or “Glorious and powerful God” (Richard Lloyd) or “Glorious and powerful God (Charles Villiers Stanford).
Join us as we host Crisis on Tuesday 4 December for an evening of carols, followed by mince pies and drinks, as we gather together to look forward to a future without homelessness. Carol Service: 6pm – 7pm Refreshments: 7pm – 7.30pm This is a free, public event but please reserve a ticket so we can make sure we have enough mince pies for everyone! More information can be found here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/crisis-christmas-carol-services/events/birmingham-carol-service/
If you are a student or are of student age, you are invited to join us at our young adult group which meets on Sunday 25th November 2018 at 12.30pm. Expect Bible study, prayers, encouragement and plenty of discussion and conversation, as we continue our study of Psalm 23. We meet next to the font at the back of church. Refreshments will be provided. See you there!
Join us this Sunday 11th November at 10.50am as this year Remembrance Sunday coincides with Armistice Day and is of special significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice signed at the end of World War 1. Our worship will include the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am followed by the laying of wreaths at war memorials in the church.
Come and join us on Sunday 11th November at 5.00pm for “Choral Evensong for Remembrance Sunday”. Join us for the following choral pieces: Prelude: Elegy (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry) Introit: “Never weather beaten sail” (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry) Magnificat & Nunc Dimitttis – The Short Service (Orlando Gibbons) Anthem: “O Lord, look down from heaven” (Jonathan Battishill) Voluntary: Elegy (Ernest Farrar) or Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Our Student and Young Adult Group meets again on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 12.30pm. Join us for Bible study, prayers, encouragement and conversation as we continue our study of Psalm 23. We meet next to the font at the back of church. Refreshments will be provided. See you there!
We have received an invitation from St John’s, Harborne to join them for an evening of worship, teaching and ministry with speaker Paul Harcourt, New Wine’s National Leader. This is an exciting opportunity to gather as churches from across Birmingham. On Saturday 10 November From 7.30pm – 9.30pm At St John’s Harborne, B17 9PT This event is hosted in conjunction with the New Wine network. For more details visit their website www.stjohnsharborne.org
Midland Opera presents Bizet’s Carmen at St. Martin in the Bull Ring on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December at 7.15.The world’s most popular opera will be performed by professional soloists and musicians with Bournville Young Singers and Midland Opera Chorus. Tickets are £15 and £10 from 07985 079227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.midlandopera.com. Come and have a great eveningMidland Opera presents Bizet’s Carmen at St. Martin in the Bullring on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December at 7.15.The world’s most popular opera will be performed by professional soloists and musicians with Bournville Young Singers and Midland Opera Chorus. Tickets are £15 and £10 from 07985 079227 or email email@example.com or www.midlandopera.com. Come and have a great evening.