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#LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England's Lent Campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This year’s #LiveLent challenge offers 40 short reflections and suggested actions to help you, your family and your church live in greater harmony with God, neighbour and nature.

It has been inspired and informed by the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2020 Lent Book, Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio (SPCK).


For more information or to sign up for daily reflections during Lent

Lent Courses available at Knowle Parish Church



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If you would like to attend either course, please advise Knowle Parish Office so they are able to keep track on numbers attending.

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St Philip’s Building Project Update - February

Following the recent update, we are delighted to announce that SMBC Planning authority have approved the prior to commencement conditions we submitted. We then advised the Registrar and we have now heard from the Chancellor that we have satisfied his conditions and so can start the work!

We are now in the final stages of agreeing the contract with Kier and we hope that very soon we shall be in a position to sign it. Subject to the PCC’s approval, we could now see Kier on site this month. Praise the Lord!

We thank God for his faithfulness throughout and thank you too for your generous support, the end really now is in sight, or should we say, the start:  as once Kier move in we shall still have many challenges ahead.

“Have I not commanded? Be bold and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”    Joshua 1 v 9


Join us for Christian Aid Lunch

Wednesday 19th February

12.15pm at Dorridge Methodist Church

click   for future lunch dates

Thirst Getaway


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Limited places available so book asap


Our Services  this year is from the women of Zimbabwe ‘Rise! Take your mat and walk’ and is being held at St James’ Church, 7.30pm on Friday 6th March.

We have a working party on Thursday 13th Feb 10am-12.30pm at Dorridge Methodist Church to prepare hessian book marks for those attending the Service - all are welcome.

Anyone wishing to be part of the choir is also welcome and can

attend the rehearsal at St James’ at 7.30pm on Friday 28th February.


Growing with God is our annual celebration and training day for everyone involved in mission and ministry with children, families and this year it also includes those involved with young people too.

Saturday 7 March 2020 

10am - 3pm

St Peter's and St John's Ladywood

Darnley Rd, Birmingham B16 8TF


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Shine Youth

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Simon Goodall - the UK’s No.1 Cliff Richard tribute singer performs 

at St John’s Hall at Knowle Parish Church

7.30pm on Saturday 25th April 2020. 


All proceeds to Compassion UK.



Entrance is by ticket only £10.00 each. 

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Meg's nephew Simon Guillebaud is holding a fundraising at Harrow School on Saturday 18th April

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ANFBPlease continue your support of ANFB 

Could you add one item to your weekly shopping trolley and bring it to church? 

This is what is needed:

• tinned fish

• long life milk

• tinned meat

• rice

• toilet rolls

• tinned carrots

• juice

• squash

• cereals

• biscuits

 • tinned fruit

• steamed puddings

• coffee

• packet soups

• toiletries

 Thank you for your continued support. 

The Trussell Trust commissioned State of Hunger – the most authoritative piece of independent research into hunger in the UK to date. Very interesting reading.

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Parish History

The Parish History

     has been written by Meg Guillebaud with        contributions from many  members of our         Community.  Copies must be pre ordered and cost £10 each, with all proceeds go to the Building for the Future Fund. 

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Each week an email which contains all the latest news and a copy of the news sheet is sent to those who have requested to receive it.

If you would like to receive the email, please contact The Parish Office.


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 


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