St Mary and St Margaret Church

Upcoming Events


Pub night
21 Oct 2020
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

link below 

https://www.facebook.com/events/982679465546679/permalink/982679495546676/



Pumpkin
Pumpkin trail October 18th - 31st
We are supporting The Big Neighbourhood Pumpkin Trail this October - and encouraging everyone to get involved so we can create our own Pumpkin Trail around Castle Bromwich.All you need to do is display a pumpkin in your front window or garden for others to see as they walk round the area.  Then post your photos on our Facebook event for those who maybe cannot get out themselves in person

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1940691959399419/


Your pumpkin can be real or plastic, it can be a painting or drawing, decorated or not - maybe you would like to make a pumpkin wreath for your door instead!For ideas and inspiration, and even some templates, you can visit the website 

https://www.artventurers.co.uk/the-big-neighbourhood-pumpkin-trail/
Cups
Baby and me friendship cafe
Our first Baby & Me Friendship Group since lockdown was a great success and subsequently is now fully booked for the next date.
November dates and booking forms will be available in the coming weeks.
This friendly and inclusive group is the perfect place to meet fellow parents with young babies and receive mutual support.
Advanced booking is compulsory to attend the group due to reduced capacity.  Social distancing will be in place and parents are required to masks.  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


Drink
25 Oct 2020
Zoom Coffee morning and Catch up
Join  us for an informal online coffee hour 11.00 - 12noon
Drop in anytime during the hour to catch up with friendly faces and friends - old & new! Bring your own cuppa and biscuit!

To attend please register on the Facebook Event - by clicking Going.  You must register in order to be sent instructions on how to attend. Participation via ZOOM Meetings. Once you register your attendance to the event you will be contacted and sent instructions on how to download and join the meeting. You will also be sent a link and password to enter the online ZOOM meeting. Know someone not on Facebook who would like to attend? Get in touch with Rev Mark and let him know and he will reach out on how they can join!

link to event

https://facebook.com/events/s/sunday-coffee-and-chat/253452979213019/?ti=icl
Christmas
Christmas gift appeal
Calling all Santa's Little Helpers!
Please can you help to bring smiles to local children in families who are struggling this Christmas.  As part of our Comfort & Joy season, we are collecting NEW toys, games and gifts for ages 0 to 16 years to donate to our local Kingfisher Food bank.Throughout the month of November, donations can be bought to the 9.30amservices on Wednesdays or Sundays.  There will be a donation box on entry to the church.  Gifts must be in their original packaging and unused.If you are unable to make donations in church, we can either arrange a collection, or tell you where your nearest drop off is Covid safe procedures to be followed at all times.Alternatively, we would be pleased to accept monetary gifts which Jackie our very own Mrs Claus (the Queen of Christmas) will use to purchase gifts for you - she has her own magical ways to make even the smallest of donations stretch a long way. If you would like to arrange drop off/collection or a monetary donation please contact Mary Jones on 0121 747 3328. Please join us in spreading cheer to all children in our community this Christmas. 
https://www.facebook.com/418386812037542/posts/813190762557143/
Game night
Online Zoom games night
This week's Online Social sees the return of our Games Night - which will feature short versions of some classic TV Games Show.  Fun for everyone - you don't have to be a mastermind to take part - you just need a pen and paper at the ready from 7pm on Wednesday evening.
Clink link then click going 

https://facebook.com/events/s/wednesday-online-social-games-/1476439642541689/?ti=icl
Movie
Online zoom social movie quiz
This week's Social is being presented by host with the most, Mr Tony Jeffs!  Starting at 7pm, Tony will be hosting our Movie Quiz.  You don't have to be Barry Norman to take part - and the quiz will feature visual and interactive elements as well as questions.  It's all just for fun and an opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces so why not join us and give it a go!
Click link below and click going on the event

https://www.facebook.com/events/613829255917729/


War
War Memorial - The Green Castle Bromwich


Stories of those who lost their lives
compiled by Alan Fewtrell
Day 6
Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
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