St Mary and St Margaret Church

Upcoming Events


Sheep
Advent sheep trail
1st December onwardsEveryone is invited to take part in our Advent Sheep Trail - to help us find the Shepherds sheep who are hiding around Castle Bromwich.  Print off one of our trail sheets to follow the clues on their whereabouts, and head out on your daily walk to find them, then post a picture on our Facebook event to win one of our large woolly sheep!

https://www.facebook.com/events/3576772885717642/

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lick on pdf for trail download pdf Sheep trail
Taskmaster
02 Dec 2020
Wednesday Online Social - Taskmaster 2nd December 7pm
Wednesday Online Social - Taskmaster 2nd December 7pm

Join us this Wednesday to take part in a series of tasks, set by the Taskmaster, to compete to be the ultimate task champion! You will need a pen and paper, a scarf or blindfold and a sense of fun to take part 😁 Suitable for all ages!

click going on event

https://www.facebook.com/events/162307002272869/
Cups
03 Dec 2020
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

https://forms.gle/9zudXRTbgYNKV2Bm9

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


Drink
06 Dec 2020
Zoom Coffee morning and Catch up
no coffee morning on 8th November

 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
Light
07 Dec 2020
Online Advent course
Light in the Darkness - Online Advent Course - Monday 30th Nov, 7th, 14th & 21st December - 8-9pm

Rev Mark will be leading an online Advent course via Zoom based on material from Lincoln Diocese.  The course will focus on the challenges we have faced this year with Covid-19 - with the 4 weeks split into key themes of Distance, Safe, Trust and Normal. 
All are welcome to attend, including adults and older children. 

If you would like to attend please contact Rev Mark either by email revmarkhopkins@gmail.com or by phone 0121 7302801.

Candlelight
09 Dec 2020
Christmas by virtual Candlelight
Join us at 7.00 for Our Bi-annual Christmas concertmay look a little different this year - but there will be all the usual music, song, poetry and drama - just online! ** 
Please note we are hoping to record this concert to be available online for those who are unable to join.**  
This is usually one of our busiest Christmas events and we would really love as many people to join us as possible - so please invite friends and families who may be interested - everyone is welcome!

click link below and click going and info will be sent out to you

https://www.facebook.com/events/679527342711428/

As we would normally sell tickets for this event - if you would like to buy a 'virtual' ticket - by making a donation of any amount - to help towards the upkeep of our church which has lost much of its funding throughout the pandemic - any donation would be greatly appreciated and can be made by pressing our donation button on this website

Carols
16 Dec 2020
Afternoon MU 9 lessons and Carols on zoom
Join the Mothers Union for their online afternoon service at 2.00 pm featuring well known carols and readings.   
click link bellow then click going and info will be sent to you

https://www.facebook.com/events/404578714219975/


Normally we would hold a retiring collection for Women's Aid during this service. Unfortunately, as we are unable to come together in person this year - if you would still like to make a donation to this cause please click on the secure link below and donate through Mary's online fundraiser page. All contributions - large or small - are appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/705910663398468/705910666731801/
Christingle
20 Dec 2020
the big Online Christingle
The Big Christingle - Sunday 20th December 4pmWe will be joining parishes across the Birmingham Diocese for The Big Christingle from the comfort of our living rooms for this interactive online event. 

Advanced registration required - details to follow.
Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2020
Christmas Eve Online nativity at 4.00 pm
Our popular Nativity may be a little different this year as we present the story of the birth of Jesus and the Blessing of the Crib by Zoom but why not take part by dressing up as your favourite character - have you always wanted to be Mary or the Angel Gabriel - well now is your chance!  Advance registration required click below to register 



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKhePZLUK0TC5t1DwwPe_O99NKyAXCPrsc_yeQx1526XgPjA/viewform

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 

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



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