REMINDER – Birmingham Heritage Week – Thursday 12th – Sunday 16th September 2019

Guided tours of St. Martin in the Bull Ring

with explanations of the stained glass windows, including those

by Burns-Jones and Craigie Aitchison; the Guild Chapel;

Birmingham’s oldest monument; the contemporary font and

prayer sculpture; and several quirky and unexpected features….

Thurs 12 September: at 11am , 2pm, 3pm

Fri 13 September: at 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Sat 14 September: at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Sun 15 September: at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Visits to the Bell Ringing Chamber

 including the history of bell ringing at St. Martin’s; an explanation of the ringing tradition; a demonstration of ringing;

and an opportunity to participate with hand bells.

Tours on the hour and half hour

Thurs 12 September: between 11am and 3pm

Fri 13 September: between 11am and 3pm

Sat 14 September: between 1.30pm and 3pm

Please note: the tour of the bell ringing chamber requires

walking 50 uneven steps up a spiral, stone staircase.

Appropriate footwear needs to be worn.

Philip Yancey Tour – Fearfully & Wonderfully Made – Tuesday 24th September 2019

St. Martin’s has the very great privilege of hosting an evening with the highly acclaimed and award winning
writer and speaker Philip Yancey.

During an evening that honours the legacy of famous leprosy surgeon Dr Paul Brand, Philip will reflect on how their friendship became the single greatest influence in his life and career, and consider what can be done to shine a light on leprosy today.

Philip Yancey and Dr. Paul Brand

Philip Yancey’s life was profoundly affected by his time with the renowned Leprosy Mission surgeon Dr Paul Brand, who pioneered the tendon-transfer techniques that make it possible for people affected by leprosy to once again use their hands and feet. Philip cites Dr Brand’s faith as a milestone in his own spiritual journey. Observing the self-sacrificial work of Dr Brand, Philip was amazed that his life and experiences were not shared about more widely. Taking the initiative, the two of them embarked on what turned into three co-written books, offering reflections on the human body, Christianity, and the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of leprosy. Philip’s latest book, Fearfully and Wonderfully, brings together the publications he co-wrote with Dr Paul Brand, with new insights and
updated material.

The Leprosy Mission

Today, many people believe that leprosy no longer exists. Yet millions still live with permanent disabilities due to the disease, and 250,000 new diagnoses are made each year. Worse still, people affected by the disease
remain stigmatised, being shunned by their loved ones and discriminated against. The Leprosy Mission, inspired by Jesus’s commandment to heal people with leprosy, works to see leprosy defeated and lives transformed.

This will be a hugely popular event so if you are interested in attending please book your tickets now: