St Mary and St Margaret Church

Special Services

Lent 1
21 Feb 2021
1st Sunday of Lent written service of the word
Written service of the word 
led by Revd Alison Bownass

video link

download pdf Lent 1
21 Feb 2021
Martin's exit music and hymns

Be still and know that I am God
Written by Kelly Clarkson's this song is named after one of her favorite Bible verses: Psalm 46:10 ("Be still, and know that I (God) am here"), "It's all about stopping things, slowing down to appreciate life. Everything just goes so fast. There's just no time to be alone for a moment of quiet. It's about getting away from the rat race and carving out a space for yourself."

Jesus lover of my soul
Written by Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) he was an English leader of the Methodist movement, most widely known for writing about 6,500 hymns.The tune “Aberystwyth" was composed by Joseph Parry, written in 1876 and first published in 1879 in Edward Stephen's Ail Lyfr Tonau ac Emynau (Welsh for "Second Book of Tunes and Hymns").Parry was at the time the first professor and head of the new department of music at the recently founded University College Wales, Aberystwyth, now called Aberystwyth University.. The tune "Aberystwyth" has been the most popular setting for Charles Wesley's hymn "Jesus, Lover of My Soul".

Exit Music To the Spring 
To follow last week's piece by Edvard Grieg here is the second Lyric Piece by him. It is called "To the Spring". It is an invocation of Spring. There is a recording of Grieg playing the piece himself in 1907! He plays it very quickly as if he is trying to create that exciting surge of energy in all living things when Spring comes along. What a beautiful tune!!

21 Feb 2021
Roots Family and Other Resources
Here are the family and other resources for you to download and use
they are taken from  and other faith resources 
Roots resources are copyright © ROOTS for Churches Ltd.
Reproduced with permission.

Discovering Lent roots

Here and there These resources are an opportunity for adults and young people to explore in a biblical context, the challenges and changes to everyday life we have experienced during the pandemic.

Roots Lent Calendar

Activity sheet 21st February

Ash Wednesday
17 Feb 2021
Ash Wednesday online service
An Online Service for Ash Wednesday.St Mary & St Margaret & St Clements Castle Bromwich. 7pm, 17th February 2021 The two Castle Bromwich parishes of St Mary & St Margaret and St Clements come together to celebrate Ash Wednesday. All are welcome to join us for this online service marking the beginning of Lent, as we reflect on God's gift of repentance and the challenge and joy of discovering what happens when our shame meets with the promise of his grace.(People joining us for worship are invited to find a large stone or piece of rock which will be used as part of an act of penitence during the service.) To join in the service just click on the following link

ervicr sheet
download pdf Ash Wednesday
Cafe worship
14 Feb 2021
Cafe worship
Cafe worship leads our service today- the last Sunday before Lent

download pdf Last Sunday before Lent
As winter turns to Spring - a celebration of Nature
Alyson Rickus has provided us with this wonderful resource for families either in their garden or out walking download pdf Celebration of Nature
As winter turns to Spring - a prayer walk around church grounds
Another wonderful resource from Alyson to be done as you walk around our church grounds safely or you can say it virtually at home. download pdf Prayer walk around church grounds
Prayer walk
Cafe worship prayer walk
Please click on PDF file for prayer walk

download pdf Prayer walk
The Paper
You might find this resource very informative and interesting
Daily Hope free tel no 0800 804 8044
This is a wonderful resource please pass this free telephone number on to those not connected via the Internet 
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. Although thousands of churches across the country are now running services and prayer groups online while public worship remains suspended, many people – especially older people – do not have access to the internet. The line also recognises the impact of social distancing restrictions and self-isolation measures on those suffering from loneliness.
Additional resources
Please click on link for Mothers' Union resources

Church of England site
Please click link below for quick access to Church of England

Mindfulness Activity Sheets
Colouring sheets (for adults not only children) which can be printed off as a mindfulness activity to be done by those who want something to help them keep their spirits up.
People just need to print one page, not all of it!
Rev Mark