St Mary and St Margaret Church

Upcoming Events


Carols
04 Dec 2021
Community Christmas Carols Under the Stars
Community Christmas Carols Under the Stars
Saturday 4th December 4pm - 6pm in Community
 Hall & Church Grounds

Join us for this free to attend event suitable for all the family. Refreshments available to purchase plus a Cake Sale,
Raffle and Memory Baubles that you can personalise,
and place on our Christmas tree, in exchange for a donation.
All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Church.
Christmas jumpers and festive dress welcome!

Please note this is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly, and will be weather permitting.
Christingle
10 Dec 2021
Christingle service
Christingle ServiceFriday 10th December 5pm Church.  Everyone is invited to take part in our family Christingle service -
where we will be joining together in celebration to share the light of Jesus & spread a message of hope.

This is a lovely service which includes songs and prayers.  
The highlight of the service is the lighting of the Christingle candles, loved by children and adults alike.
The meaning of Christingle, each  part of the Christingle is symbolic.
The orange represents the world
The red ribbon indicates the love and blood of Christ.
The dried fruits and sweets are symbols of God’s creations.
For many people, they also represent the four seasons.
The lit candle symbolises Jesus, the light of the world, who brings hope to people living in darkness.
Please join us for this lovely children’s service.
Children
05 Dec 2021
Wayfarers
Wayfarers - Sunday School
Starting Sunday 26th September
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month
10.00am in the Community Hall
Our Wayfarers group returns starting on the 26th September. Providing fun and fellowship for children during the 10am Sunday service, our first meeting back will focus on activities preparing for our Harvest Festival.
Please note the age range for Wayfarers is now 4 - 11 years old.
Baby and me
09 Dec 2021
Baby and me friendship cafe
Our friendly and inclusive Parent and Baby group is back, the perfect place to meet fellow new parents and receive mutual support.
Advanced booking is recommended due to reduced capacity. Sessions are held on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (unless otherwise advertised) and are £1.50 per baby. Refreshments and snacks are available.
To read in full how the group will be working moving forward and complete the booking form to attend please click on the link below.
PLEASE NOTE: the age limit for the group has now been reduced to non- walkers.


for more info visit our FB page 
https://www.facebook.com/stmaryandstmargaretchurch/events/
Sunrise
13 Dec 2021
Bereavement Support Group
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.

Carol
15 Dec 2021
Afternoon Carol Service
MU Afternoon Carol Service
Wednesday 
 15th December 2 pm in Church
Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas carols and readings led by the MU.
The service will be followed by refreshments and conversation in the Community Hall.
All ages welcome.
Luncheon club
Church luncheon club
This is restarting on September 16th 12.00 - 2.00pm
Social distancing will be in place to ensure everyone feels safe andsecure.
if you would like to attend  please contact Tricia Richards or Shirley Middlemass,
or email stmaryandstmargaretchurchcb@gmail.com
stating any allergies or dietary requirements.Transport can also be arranged.

Pastoral Christmas Meal Tuesday 7th December 12pm
Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel
3 course meal including glass of wine £22
We are delighted to announce our annual Christmas Pastoral meal will be returning.
If you would like to come and join us for some festive fun,
please speak to a member of the Pastoral Team. or contact us via office.
Menu choices and payment of money will be required in November.
Carols
19 Dec 2021
Nine Lessons & Carols
Service of Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday 19th December 6 pm in church.
This traditional service intersperses nine Scripture readings with accompanying carols.
Eve
24 Dec 2021
Christmas Eve outdoor Crib Service
Outdoor community Family Crib & Carol Service Friday 24th December 3pm in church grounds.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Wayfarers led, family friendly crib service.

We need young and old alike to help us with our outside crib service just come along and join one of our 3 groups.
Shepherds, Wise- people or Angels.
Everyone  needs to be wrapped up warm and if they like can wear simple dress up hats.
suggestions  are;
Cloth and tie for shepherds hats (baby sheep welcome)
Cowns for Wise people all shapes and types.
Sparkles for Angels, the more the better 
All creations are welcome ( we even don’t mind any kids dress ups) just choose your group when you arrive,
we will have some simple hats made by our wayfarers if required..
Everyone can join in its a simple family nativity done in a fun and safe way,
noisy children don’t worry the noisier the better.
Join us in following the star to the stable

Enjoy singing carols together. 
Let’s see if the Shepherds can out sing the Wise people or maybe the Angels will surprise us.All children can be part of the final crib scene.
Tea
19 Jan 2022
MU Afternoon 2.00pm -3.30 pm
Join us for afternoon of fellowship with tea and chat, all are invited to come along 😃
Feeling lonely, just pop in for a cuppa and say hi.☕️

Drink
Sunday Coffee morning and Catch up
After Service Refreshments - We will be resuming refreshments following the Sunday service in the Community Hall on Sunday 15th August, and then on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
 Some things may be a little different so please follow the guidance of volunteers and remember to give others space.
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
Activities and zoom memories during lockdown
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our final Wednesday Online Social tonight and throughout the last 13 months🙏 We are sad to say goodbye but we hope to be able to announce some in-person events soon. We will continue with some virtual elements - including our Online Sunday Morning Coffee. In the meantime we wanted to share a wrap up of just a few of the events and activities we have either held or organised & promoted online - thank you to everyone who has taken part and kept our church family alive during such a tough time - and all those who have volunteered and worked so hard to make them happen ❤

https://youtu.be/yyfcJz8nYn0
War
War Memorial - The Green Castle Bromwich


Stories of those who lost their lives
compiled by Alan Fewtrell
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.