St Mary and St Margaret Church

Church Groups

PCC meeting summary 15th December
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Our popular Sunday school for 4-11 year olds meets during term time in the new Community Hall after the Gospel reading during the Sunday 10 o'clock service. Our aim is to help our children explore the Christian message in a fun and interesting way. During the year, the Wayfarers take part in special services. The well attended Christmas Eve Crib Service is a particular favourite with both our children and the local community.

All of our leaders and helpers attend appropriate training courses and comply with our child protection policy.

Our children and leaders are always pleased to welcome new members and if you would like your child or children to come and join us, please bring them along to the Sunday service.

Please note, Wayfarers remain in church for the Service on the 4th Sunday of each month.
They can also join in with cafe worship in the hall on the 2nd Sunday of the month

Leader; Maralyn Guise
Holding Hands
Pastoral Group
The Pastoral Group, send Thinking of you Cards to the Sick and Bereaved. Anyone who would like a card sent can fill in a information card; these are available at the back of Church in the gold Intercessions box.
We visit the housebound and sick, at home and in hospital.

Please keep those who are sick in your prayers.

Prayer cards are to be found at the back of church, please use them if you want us to pray for those known to you who are sick or who have died. Please fill out a card even if you have spoken with the Rector so that we know who has sponsored the entry.

We hold a popular weekly tea/coffee 'Drop In' morning in the Community Hall every Wednesday 10am - 11.30am.
Everyone is welcome. 

The Pastoral Team hold a bereavement support group meeting every third Monday in the month. If you have lost a loved one and are finding it difficult to cope our group provides you with the opportunity to talk in a safe and supportiver atmosphere.
Youth Group
Youth Group
Our Youth Group is a small and friendly group of  11 to 18 year olds, who meet to share Christian values and worship through sharing new friendships and having fun together.
Our Youth Group are actively involved in the life of the church, with many members serving or singing in the choir and taking part in special services during the year as well as the many and varied social and fundraising events. 

If you would like to find out more or join the Youth Group, please come along to our 10 o'clock Sunday service or contact the Church and Community Hall office.

All youth group leaders and helpers comply with our child protection policy.
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Mothers' Union
The Mothers' Union (MU) is a worldwide organisation that is especially concerned with strengthening and preserving marriage and Christian family life. It's aim is the advancement of Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.  

The MU welcomes men and women to it's membership.
Our members are actively involved in the life of the Church doing various jobs.
We also organise an annual afternoon messy church for the children and an annual afternoon carol service, we are actively involved in our Mothering Sunday service, and when possible we join with the younger members of the church to help with the Family church all age services.  
Members knit baby garments for premature babies, twiddle muffs for dementia patients, teddy bears for children of prisoners, and sew grieving gowns. We also donate toiletries and baby items to Women’s’ aid
Corporate Communion takes place in Church on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30am.
Branch meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm in the church hall and on the occasional evening.

Branch Caretaker Mary Jones
All are welcome to come along and join us at any of our meetings, you do not have to be a member, if you feel lonely, in need of a chat and a cuppa, come along we are a friendly group.
Please contact the Church and Community Hall office for any further information you may require.

look in upcoming events for meetings

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International website
The Fundraising Organisation Group known as FROG, are members of our congregation who have committed their time, energy and ideas to raise money to pay of the finance on our Community Hall and our for the upkeep of our beautiful old Church.

The church welcomes any ideas, that help to raise the profile of our church and Hall.
History of Organ at St Mary and St Margaret
The organ at St Mary and St Margaret Church in Castle Bromwich needs a thorough repair so that it will remain central to music making and the understanding of community life in Castle Bromwich and North Solihull both in the past, present and future.  Please click on document for more information. download pdf History of Organ
Organ Appeal
What an exciting moment folks: 6th September 2020 we heard our restored organ for the first time at around 10.15. Thanks everyone for your support over the weeks, months and years leading to now. A particular thank you to the Organ Restoration committee of course and the skilled team from Diss led by Rodney Briscoe. Lets look forward to a rededication service sometime in the future when we can have a full church.

As you know our beautiful new shining organ is now in situ if you donated towards one of the beautiful gilded pipes  and have not yet been contacted by Martin could you please email him as soon as you can.  Thank you
Organ Specification
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The church choir at St. Mary and St. Margaret practises throughout the year for an hour on Thursday night usually from 7pm. We usually prepare the music for forthcoming Sundays as well special events like Christmas and Easter when we get to be really busy.
We sing for around 20 weddings each year and are happy to expand our repertoire to include modern popular music requested by the wedding couple.
The choir has a wide age range from younger teenage members through to loyal supporters who have been singing at the church for many years. We have a lot of fun upstairs and have a birds-eye view of all that goes on. We always welcome new members who want to share their enjoyment of singing.

Please contact the Church and Community Hall office for further details.

Choir master: Martin Bates 
Bell Ringers
Bell ringing has been an important part of worship here since medieval times, with three original bells predating 1717.
The bells are rung on Sunday mornings (9:30 till 10:00 am), for weddings, other feast days and also for public events and funerals.
The Bell ringers practice nearly every Wednesday from 7:30 till 9:00pm and new ringers are always welcome. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Church and Community Hall office.

Bell Captain Ben Sassons
Church courses
Courses are run during the year, usually in Advent and Lent, and may include Bible Alive, Emmaus and York.
these may be held in the church hall, the rectory or in a members home.
please check in upcoming events for details of any of these courses.

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Listening Service
For adults affected by sexual abuse.

For further information on our Listening Service, please contact your vicar or the Bishop's Chaplain, Revd Kate Stowe

T: 0121 427 1163
e.: bishopschaplain@cofebirmingham