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Foodbank summer appeal

During the summer holidays, many children do not eat properly  because of not having access to free school meals.

At this time, Aston & Nechells Foodbank   experienced a rise in demand at this time.

ANFB are currently very short of the following:

· Long Life Milk

· Tinned Meat

· Tinned Fruit

· Steamed puddings (not rice pudding)

·  Coffee

· Tinned Fish

· Packet soups (not tinned)

· Tinned carrots

· Juice

· Squash

· Cereals

· Biscuits

· Toilet rolls

· Toiletries

 Donations can be dropped at St Philip’s Church Parish Office, or placed in the foyer at St James’ Church. Thank you for your support.



 Pat and Roger welcome you all to the July   Parish Walk, which will be an easy 4miles     with no stiles.

 We start with a light lunch at 12.30pm, or if   you prefer just the walk then we start at   2.00pm. Lunch and the start of the walk will   be the Tom O’ The Wood public house in                                                                             Rowington, (Post code CV35 7DH).

Just let us know before if you are coming for lunch or just the walk.

Please join us for an afternoon of conversation, expertise and pure enjoyment in the country side.”


    Prayer time 

Our monthly prayer gathering is at

9.30am on Thursday 25th July

at the home of Sue & Peter Marshall

                                                       Please do join us.


Birmingham Diocesan Course

for Developing Disciples.

The 3course is specially designed to help you to grow as a confident follower of Jesus.

If you’re an established Christian who wants to take a Bible-based study course to develop your understanding, then 3D is for you!

The course starts with a special service in Birmingham  Cathedral in mid-September. This is followed by weekly meetings of small groups with a tutor.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact The Parish Office or click on the links below:

3D Information Booklet

Venue Information

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All the Churches in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath took part in house to house collecting and  other fund raising events during Christian Aid Week this May, raising an impressive 


Many thanks to all who took part and to our community for their generosity.


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The Church of England Birmingham Communications Team create films which they upload on Youtube. To watch their latest films   click  

You can subscribe to the channel and you will receive a notification each time a new film arrives.


Bring & Share Lunch 

Sunday 29th September 

Save the Date



Parking at St James’ Church

The school have noticed the playground is sinking in places.

 In order to reduce further damage, we will no longer be able to use the playground as a car park from Sunday 2nd June.

 Thanks for your understanding.



Join us for Christian Aid Lunch

Wednesday 17th July

12.15pm at Dorridge Methodist Church 

Please enter through the side door by the car park


for details of all lunch dates

Join a Team

We all enjoy our time together on a Sunday,

but we need help with….. 

Setting our chairs before the service

Welcoming people to church

Laptop & sound


Putting the chairs away

These are just some of the jobs people volunteer for on a Sunday.

We need more hands. Can you help?

Make this………...........................……….into this



To get involved, contact the Parish Office for more information

Sound  Laptop Help


Used Stamps


Thank you for your donations of used stamps this year.

Please continue to save your stamps and add them to the collection boxes in the foyer at St James’.

                      Clothes for Homeless in Birmingham r

Please consider donating any surplus serviceable second hand clothes for men (they have plenty for  women) particularly trousers / jeans, underwear: pants & socks (clean second hand) rucksacks and toiletries.

These will be forwarded to Reachout Network a Christian organisation who greatly appreciate our support. In just the last 3 weeks two full carloads of clothes have been delivered to their drop in centre for which they are extremely grateful.

For further details please contact Peter Marshall 

             Do you like shopping?

Do you shop online?

If you do, you could help raise funds for the

St Philip's Church Building Fund

and it will not cost you a penny

If you register

“The Parochial Church Council Of St Philip'S, Dorridge With St James', Bentley Heath In The Benefice Of Dorridge And Bentley Heath.” 

as your chosen charity on Amazon Smile, then each time you shop on Amazon, 0.5% of your net purchase price will be donated.

click to read more and get started


As an alternative, or in addition, sign up to easyfundraising

click to read more and sign up


Kick start or Reboot your Christian Journey

Home groups are small groups where we can get to know   others better and help each other learn more, grow in our faith, and support each other on our Christian journey.

If you would like more information on home groups or how to join one, please speak with Peter or Sue Marshall, our Home Group Coordinators, complete one of the enquiry cards available in church, or download a card by clicking on the picture.

St James’ Church and Bentley Heath School are nut free zones.


                   Please ensure any food you bring in is nut free.

                       Many thanks

On the first Wednesday of every month, at 3pm there is an ecumenical Communion

r Service at Ravenshaw Court on Four Ashes Road.

Everyone is welcome



Over many generations people have made Birmingham their home, built it up and found they can belong here. Birmingham is a great city because of its diversity but we cannot take that diversity for granted. It is no use sharing a street or a suburb with people from different backgrounds if we do not know them. Loneliness is at epidemic levels, prejudice threatens to pull communities apart.

We cannot love our neighbour if we do not know our neighbour, understand them and their culture, faith and identity. We all need to build friendships that cement our city together, crossing those differences that can become barriers such as age, social background, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and faith - working for peace alongside all people of goodwill.

We must meet hate with love, confusion with hope, anger with peace and fear with joy. The 'love your neighbour' campaign is owned by us all and seeks to draw people together and to believe the very best for our city and region.

So go… know your neighbour… love your neighbour.

A Love Your Neighbour Prayer

Loving God, who created human beings in your own image, you sent your son Jesus Christ to walk with us on this fragile planet. We thank you for his miraculous presence which turns confusion into hope, anger into gratitude and fear into joy. Strengthen us through the power of your Holy Spirit to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Open our eyes to see your image in the faces of all our neighbours, open our hearts to feel your compassion for all you have created and lead is day by day to love and serve you in the world. 

We ask this in the name of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Building for the Future - Update

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Information on the latest position can be seen on our Building for the Future page.

Our History
In 1978 a publication was produced to mark the Centenary of St Philip's Church and details the history of both our churches. This has now been reproduced and updated and can be found by clicking here.