Our worship is central to the life of the church, but in order for our worship to honour the Lord we need lots of willing people to be wholeheartedly involved. Come and join us for a fun afternoon of hands on experience and see how you might use your gifts and time to assist in our worship. There will be opportunities to learn about: · singing and playing an instrument as part of the worship group. · setting up and operating our PA equipment. · operating our projection software. All are welcome – come and join us! If you would like to find out more; please contact the church office either by phone on 0121 600 6020 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org You can also sign up on our event page: https://birminghamparish.churchsuite.co.uk/events/orcyqtua
Come and join us in our Tea Lounge this and every day (except Sunday and Monday’s) for a great selection of homemade food and drinks and of course a chance to sit and chat over a cuppa! Come in and find out more!
For Everyone! Our first all age worship service of 2019 takes place on Sunday 27th January 2019. Come and be part of our community as we sing, pray, read the Bible and learn together. Everybody is welcome.
On Friday 28 December, the St. Martin’s band were successful in completing an astonishing world record attempt. At 7 hours and 34 minutes it was the longest and most complex peal ever rung on 14 bells with a phenomenal 10,192 changes in total. At the end, the adjudicating umpires were fully satisfied with the performance – substantiating the world record – and the ringers were elated if not also exhausted. We are very proud of this extraordinary achievement and appreciative of our highly-gifted and dedicated band of ringers. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, with peace on earth, good-will to men.” &nb
As part of #pray24brum with Birmingham Churches Together which we were delighted to host last year. We are delighted to be leading the hour from 6-7pm on Friday 18th January. Our theme will be taken from Psalm 65 v 11: “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance”. Psalm 65 v11. Please support the whole event but particularly come and join us from 6-7pm on Friday 18th January at The Church at Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX.
I am still working hard to live the Advent season at home, every day. Have a look at one of the things I’ve been up to recently on my blog: It seems as if it was just yesterday that the season of Advent was beginning, and yet here were are, almost at its end. It would be easy for me to relax now and get caught up in all the excitement of last minute preparations – Christmas is so close, isn’t it? And I’ve been blessed to have already attended a couple of Christmas gatherings with friends or family. It’s often at this time of year that I get to spend extended time chatting and doing quizzes with those who are important to me. But, I have also been aware of moments of creeping panic. There has been panic about presents, (what do you buy for an Uncle who doesn’t need anything?), about cards (I missed the second class post deadline, yet again!) and about food (what if nobody likes my cooking, will it ruin their day?) I know in my head that these things a
A record bellringing performance is being attempted at St Martin’s on Friday 28th December. This will be the longest ever peal rung on14 bells and will comprise over 10,000 changes (different orders of the bells). It will take around seven hours, and the 14 bell ringers will ring non-stop without refreshment! A team of umpires will be checking the performance for verification. As well as being a long peal, this particular performance is technically complex in terms of the changes being rung. It is by no means assured of success, but the ringers havepracticed using shorter periods of ringing. St Martin’s is one of only five places in the world with 14 change ringing bells and so we are delighted to be able tohost this performance. It is being conducted and composed by our own bellringers, and includes a number of other members of our regular team. There have only been two bellringing performances of this duration before since thecurrent ring of bells was installed at St Ma
Join us as we host The Choir with No Name Birmingham on Tuesday 18th December when they return to St Martin in the Bull Ring to celebrate Christmas. Friends old and new, we welcome you to celebrate Christmas with Birmingham’s one and only homeless choir. Christmas cheer, a warm glow and mince pies guaranteed! No ticket necessary – donations gratefully received! Full details on the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/706729546361412
Join us as we host The Alzheimer’s Society and Unite in Song this Christmas and support Carols at Christmas at St Martin’s Church in Birmingham on Thursday 14th December. All funds raised will go the Alzheimer’s Society and support the work they do for people affected by dementia. Join us for an evening of sing-along carols, festive treats and readings by some very special guests. Performers include: Magic Voices Choir, Redditch CommunityGospel Choir and Eternal Taal Bhangra Drummers. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert will start at 7pm. All proceeds raised will go to Alzheimer’s Society and make a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia. Buy your tickets today at: alzheimers.org.uk/carolsbirmingham or on the door. For further enquiries contact email@example.com or call 0330 333 0804.
Come and join us on Sunday 23rd December at 5.00pm for our Christmas Carol Service. Join us for the following choral pieces: “This is the truth sent from above” (Herefordshire words) . arranged by Richard Lloyd “Behold that star!” (Spiritual) – arranged by Bob Chilcott “E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come” – Paul Manz Mary’s Magnificat – Andrew Carter “In a stable” (Esta noche) Spanish carol melody – arranged by JFH “Silent night” – arranged by JFH Appalachian carol – arranged by JFH
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