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St Mary and St Margaret Church
Welcome to the family of St Mary and St Margaret, a stimulating blend of old and new in our buildings, in our worship and what we do as church family in the community. 

St Mary and St Margaret Church
The new Community Hall is available for hire. Please refer to the contacts tab for further information and bookings.
St Mary and St Margaret Church
Welcome to the family of St Mary and St Margaret, a stimulating blend of old and new in our buildings, in our worship and what we do as church family in the community. 
St Mary and St Margaret Church
The new Community Hall is available for hire. Please refer to the contacts tab for further information and bookings.

Welcome to St Mary & St Margaret


Welcome to the website for St Mary and St Margaret Church! We are a thriving and inclusive all-age congregation from many walks of life.  While many people come from the local community – the “village setting” of Castle Bromwich with its Hall and Gardens – many others are drawn from further afield and from different Christian traditions. 

Our Parish Communion service combines a vibrant blend of good music, contemporary and more traditional liturgies and accessible preaching explores scripture in the context of our challenging post-modern society. We do not shy away from the difficult issues of our times.  

Mission, Outreach, Thanksgiving and celebration are at the heart of our ethos. This is reflected in the Parish Communion, the celebration of God's gift of creation. Celebration is also at the heart of our active social life, fellowship and study and prayer groups. Our well-used Community Hall is helping us to grow as a Church, providing space for alternative worship, groups for children and older people and as a place to reach out to our local community.

Our Parish Office is now closed until 6th September 

I shall be available 2pm to 4pm Monday and Wednesday and Saturday  12pm to 4pm
In case of emergency please call or text and if I can I will help 
My number is 07748723018 Lisa Wakeman, Church Warden

BAPTISM AND WEDDING ENQUIRIES 
For Wedding, Baptism and Banns enquiries, please visit the Life Events section and submit your enquiry via the online form.  Someone will respond within 5 working days


WE ARE OPEN FOR CHURCH SERVICES

Due to social distancing, numbers will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis via an online booking system.  
If capacity is reached you will be notified that you have been placed on a waiting list and will be given priority for the next available service if necessary.  
Bookings close at 6pm on the day before the service – at which time the link for the following weeks service will be made available.  At this time booking links will only be available one week at a time.
Please only book for those services you know you can attend to allow everyone the opportunity to visit.  
However, we also know plans can change so if you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend - please advise us as soon as possible via email to stmaryandstmargaretchurchcb@gmail.com to allow someone else to take your place.
 

Please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid19 or been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 14 days, if you feel unwell or if you are showing symptoms of Covid19. 

Please note the following Covid secure procedures will be place and we kindly ask that you adhere to them for the safety of everyone:
• Hands to be sanitised on entry to the church and prior to Communion
• Face masks to be worn at all times within the church building
• Anyone not booked will be asked to wait until all those who have reserved a place have been seated and will be admitted only if capacity allows
• Details will be rechecked on arrival/scan Track & Trace QR code on arrival - then a sides person will show you to your seat
• Congregation members will be seated 2m apart unless from the same household - please remain where you have been seated
• Children are welcome at all services however they must remain in the pew with their family at all times
• Toilet and baby changing facilities will be available and cleaned by the sides people
• The Community Hall will not be open at this time and after service refreshments are not available

Our Online Sunday Coffee Morning will run via Zoom at 11am - if you would like to receive the link to join us, you can register to receive our newsletter which includes information on all events and updates on Church news – click here to register https://forms.gle/RZmMV1TxJMqkfVMj6


School attendance register is taken every Sunday 


Following the Government's announcement regarding restriction changes from Monday 19th July, we have been considering how we proceed moving forward, taking into consideration all of our church family and volunteers.  Whilst we know we are moving in the right direction, we are also aware that risks still remain and some of our community continue to feel vulnerable at this time.  Therefore we have taken the decision to continue with our Covid procedures for regular worship for the time being.  We will therefore be continuing with online bookings in the short term along with requesting face masks to be worn, sanitising points and applying socially distanced seating.    We will keep these procedures under review and will provide updates on any changes as they happen. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Booking for Sunday Worship 1st August 2021at 9:30am The Revd Michael MacLachlan– Holy Communion
please click below to book:
https://forms.gle/oCHVayAwjdrTDyoB7


Please remember to only book in your household group as details for all separate households are required for Test and Trace.


WORSHIP AT HOME:
Service booklets can be found  on this website in special services on the events page 

Daily Hope free telephone number 0800 804 8044
A Church of England resource with a selection of hymns, reflections and prayers for those not on the internet.  The service is supported by the Church of England nationally as well as through the Connections group based at Holy Trinity Claygate in Surrey and the Christian charity Faith in Later Life. 

CHURCH ATTENDANCE FOR SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS: Wednesdays and Sundays an attendance register will be taken for parents seeking admission for children to St Mary and St Margaret Primary School. Children are welcome at all our services however we ask parents to ensure they follow social distancing and remain with their families during the service.
NO Wednesday service for the time being.

It’s not too late to apply for Reception or Nursery places for this September at St Mary and St Margaret’s CE Primary School. Just click the link below to take a quick look at some of what makes the school such a special place. To enquire about a place for your child or to book an appointment, please contact Mrs Poole in the school office on 0121 7472025https://youtu.be/t1N28A0ffT0 




GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES:
Most of our groups are currently unable to operate in the Church Hall due to Covid-19, however some of the fitness classes and our baby and me group (alternate Thursdays) have now resumed. (Under lockdown rules again)
We regret we cannot take private bookings at present. 
We aim to be a living, vibrant, relevant witnessing church at the centre of the community. 
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