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Thank you to everyone who helped at and supported the Open Sale we held at St Philip’s on Saturday 18th May.

 The sealed bid auction and the open sale have so far raised over £2200 

We still have one or two pews remaining, please contact The Parish   Office if you are interested in owning one.


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.



ANFB are currently very short of the following:

tinned fish

tinned tomatos
tinned meat
long life fruit juice
long life milk
tinned rice pudding
packet soups
powered potato


Donations can be dropped at St Philip’s Church, or placed in the foyer at St James’ Church. 

Thank you for your support.

   Time To Talk Coffee Morning


                         Enjoy cake and a cuppa to raise funds that enable pupils                         to have “Time to Talk” with a This Way Up Mentor in                                    school about their family breakdown, bereavement and                                                               emotional well-being.

Contact Liz May

in church or This Way UP on

0121 439 9181 / 

To request your Host Pack with everything you need to get friends together for a nibble and  natter sometime between

15 — 30 June 2019


caplogoEd Parker is running a 55k Ultra Marathon in the Lake District on 29th June in support of CAP. Ed has set himself a target of £2,500! So lots of prayer and training are needed!

If you would like to support Ed, please visit



Join us for Christian Aid Lunch

Wednesday 5th June

12.15pm at Dorridge Methodist Church 

Please enter through the side door by the car park


for details of all lunch dates



3rd St Philip's Dorridge Brownies need help!

After 19 years of running the Brownie Unit I have finally decided to step down. The unit is thriving with long waiting lists but it needs new leaders to keep it running. Can you help or do you know anyone over 18 who would be interested? 
To find out more please contact me on
Lets work together to keep this fantastic unit open!

Brenda Chadwick


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


To read all the latest news on 

St Philip's Church Centre Building Project


Sound  Laptop Help


Used Stamps


Thank you for your donations of used stamps during the festive period, your response has been amazing.

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

                      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

SW scene

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.