St Mary and St Margaret Church

Upcoming Events


Quiz
24 Feb 2021
Family zoom Quiz night
Join us for our quiz night - suitable for all ages and all just for fun!

just click going on the event

https://www.facebook.com/events/219010883288991/permalink/219010899955656/
Trust
Message from Sue Bates

The shortlist for the delayed online Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2020 has now been decided. From an amazing 68 entries with a very high standard overall, twelve compositions have now been chosen to go forward to the final.These twelve pieces are now featured on the Philip Bates Trust website and YouTube. To see details of the twelve talented young composers and listen to their compositions, please click on the link.For the best experience use a computer or laptop - on a mobile phone it doesn't seem possible to view the open downloaded text at the same time as listening to the music playing.  The final result should be available in several weeks, decided both by us and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Thanks to Mark (Gamble) for his work on the videos and website.
We hope you enjoy listening to the pieces

http://philipbatestrust.co.uk/philip_bates_prize_2020/?fbclid=IwAR2ou9ca9oLjWxXtiz8eXTlDrsayRo4aysePurmbWIGOmTaSOuqAGWQFoPQ
Drink
28 Feb 2021
Zoom Coffee morning and Catch up
this week our Coffee morning will take place immediately after the service.


Pub night
Wednesday Zoom virtual Pub night
As part of our revised online socials - this week we start our Bi-Weekly Virtual Pub Night! We will be hosting this informal evening where you can join for a catch up and chat - every other Wednesday.  On the alternative Wednesdays we will be hosting an activity social. If you wish to join just click GOING on the event on our FB page or comment and we will contact you with further details

go to our FB events page for further details
Cups
Baby and me friendship cafe

We are pleased to announce that our friendly & inclusive baby group returns this Thursday!
All previous Covid-19 secure procedures are in place - full details of which are explained on the booking form

Spaces are limited so please book via the link and you will receive a confirmation email if a place is available. If not you will be offered a place on the waiting list. If you have booked and are no longer able to attend, please let us know by commenting on the event or responding to your confirmation email, as soon as possible - so that we can offer the space to someone else.
We can't wait to welcome everyone back😀

Unfortunately, refreshments will not be available but you are welcome to bring your own.  There is a charge of £1.00 per baby.
PLEASE NOTE: the age limit for the group has now been reduced to non-walkers only

https://www.facebook.com/418386812037542/posts/858844541325098/



Memories
Looking back on 2020
2020 was challenging for so many, in so many different ways, but our Church family has continued to support each other through difficult times. Whilst we know that the road ahead won't be easy and is still a little uncertain - we know that there is hope and together we will continue to get through it.

In the meantime we wanted to look back
at just some of the activities that our Church community took part in,
in addition to our online and in church services. Thank you to everyone who got involved and we hope you enjoy this snap shot of the year in our video round up!

https://youtu.be/CSLoef7-Xmc
Carols
Festival of Lessons and Carols 2020
This year our Carol Service has been prerecorded and is online for those unable to attend church.

Please click this link to watch the full service.

 https://youtu.be/K9ZJFFR_KlE

Decorations
Christmas Decorations in Church
Christmas Decorations in church 2020
Our church school and church groups have provided the decorations for our church over the Advent and Christmas season.

Please click on PDF file below to see and enjoy them. download pdf Christmas Decorations
Candlelight
Christmas by virtual Candlelight 2020
Great night, great show 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for last nights Christmas by Virtual Candlelight!  It was lovely to see so many friendly faces and it may not have been the same as usual - but hopefully it got you in the festive spirit .  For those who were unable to join us or if you loved it that much you want to watch again! - here is the link to the recording on our new church YouTube channel!  

https://youtu.be/-yuX3w7w8n8
Christmas
Christmas gift appeal
Thank you so much for donating 
we wrapped 186 presents for children
thats loads of smiles 
a wonderful effort from our congregation, community and school 

War
War Memorial - The Green Castle Bromwich


Stories of those who lost their lives
compiled by Alan Fewtrell
All age
Online Activities
Please join us as we get ready to post some more fun activities for all ages

our online Easter bonnet event proved really popular thank you all for joining
pictutes are on our FB page

look out for our next activity 

click link below it takes you to our FB page then click events

https://www.facebook.com/pg/stmaryandstmargaretchurch/events/
All social events have been cancelled until further notice
Cup
Drop In Tea & Coffee Morning cancelled until further notice
Meet old friends and make new friends over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The Pastoral Group hope to see you there.....
Every Wednesday from 10.00 am -11.30 am in the Community Hall. 



Wayfarers
Wayfarers Worship Workshop cancelled
Join us in the hall from 10.00am to prepare
for the following all age service


Soup and a roll picture
Soup and a roll lunch cancelled
Following drop in at 10.00 am -11.30 am
and on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 11.30 am - 1.30 pm
Join us for a simple lunch of a soup and a roll with good company for £1.
Tea & coffee are included.

Sunrise
Bereavement Support Group cancelled
If you have lost a loved one and you are finding it difficult to cope, please come along and you will find a warm welcome, help and support and the opportunity to talk to others over a cup of tea or coffee.
The group meets monthly, on Mondays, 1.30-3.00 pm, in the Community Hall.
Music
Sunday Afternoon Concerts cancelled
The Organ Restoration Group series of bi-monthly Sunday afternoon upcoming concerts at 3pm in church.  You will be pleased to know that we made the tremendous sum of £672.50 at our last Sunday afternoon violin concert played by Georgina Bloomfield

Further concerts are cancelled during the pandemic