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A Time of Opportunity

Linked in with our current series, 'Where do I fit into God's plans,' please take a moment to read this letter from Duncan.

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Includes the Time & Talents and financial response forms


Prayer Request
Many of you will know and have met Sarah and Felipe Yanez and their boys, Sam and Aaron.
Please click on the link below and pray for the Yanez family and their work.

Yanez prayer request


Ascension service

TKC 2021

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost.

Between 13th - May 23rd May pray for 5 people who you would like to come to know Jesus.

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CA week 2021

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The Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales have urged the Government to re-think cuts to international aid. The decision to cut UK aid spending is “shameful and wrong”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

Do you share the concerns about the Government's cuts to the international aid budget? Would you like to write to our MP, but don't know where to start?

Here is a link to a sample letter / email based on one Caroline Egan wrote to Saqib Bhatti, to help get you started.

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You can pick out the points that are most important to you. What better time to consider how this news may affect those living in poorer nations than during Christian Aid Week.

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Mental Health Awareness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is 'Nature' and we are lucky enough to live in an area where we are so close to nature and open spaces.

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And remember, our Pastoral Care Team are always available for you.

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The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has published its report ‘From Lament to Action’ proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England.

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If you like to pray in a group with others, remember there are times when as a church we come together and pray. 

Weekly Sessions
Mondays, 7 - 7.30pm when our prayers focus on the building project

Thursdays, 6 - 6.40pm for Parish Prayers


Monthly Sessions

Days of Fasting and Prayer on the first Thursday of each month
Our next Day of Fasting and Prayer is on Thursday 6th May

Prayer Breakfast at 8.30am on the first Saturday of every month 


For further details and the Zoom links, email the Parish Office


Cont prayer

“I am sending upon you my Father’s promised gift … stay here”

(Luke 24:49 NEB)

Click here to read the Contemplative Prayer for May



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An open garden day will be held on 3rd July from 2.00 to 5.00. P.M.  We have four definite offers but two more would make it much more interesting and raise more money.  We see it not just as a fund raiser but an opportunity to be warm and welcoming to on behalf of the church to local people. If you are able to open your garden or to help someone who is  doing so please contact Pam Beckham at pamelajbeckham@hotmail.com or 0121 249 3352.




Climate Challenge

Birmingham Anglican Climate Action invite you to a series of four Zoom meetings to explore how we as Christians and as churches can address the Climate Emergency.

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ANFB

It is great to hear the ANFB have stocks of most food lines due to the ongoing generosity of all who support them.

ANFB update

Please remember while we do not have a collection point for ANFB, you can support them through a financial gift.

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Reachout
An update on the work of Reachout

Hi everyone,
I pray that all is well with everyone in Dorridge, things are as busy as ever with us. I thought I would update you about the activities at the centre and the opening times. We continue to serve as many people as is allowed. Currently we are only allowed only 15 people inside the centre due to Covid restrictions, but we are very busy & last week over 90 people were supported.  

We are able to open during these times: 
Mondays 11 am to 2 pm for Food parcels and one to one support .
Tuesdays and Thursdays we do 2 sessions: 8.30 am to 11.15 am, then 11.30 am to 2pm.  This allows us to serve more people .  

Please keep us in your prayers. We have been the only service in the city that is allowed people who are homeless and vulnerable to come inside with safety measures in place and social distancing. We are thankful to the Lord for allowing us to bless others through this crisis. We value your prayers regards funding as we still have overheads and running costs to meet. I really am so thankful to everyone at St Philip's & St James' for your love, prayers, and support.

God bless, hope to catch up soon.  

Paul Atkin  

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Prayer List & more

To use during your time in prayer, the Prayer booklet has all the details of 

Those in need of healing

The contemplative word

Pray for those we support as a church

Our prayer for growth & more

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Building for the Future – come and explore the story


Hear a short history of St Philip’s Church and about some of the journey that we have been on since 2010 to arrive at the building of the new St Philip’s Church Centre on Manor Road. The twists and turns and the hurdles that we have been faced with have only been overcome by prayer and faith. Dip into the talk whilst you have a coffee (or tea) in one go or in parts if it suits you better.





Do you shop online

If you are making any online purchases, please consider signing up to the two schemes we have which raise money for the St Philip's Building Project at no cost to you.


The building project is registered on both amazon.smile and on easyfundraising.


All you need to do is click on the logo's below and follow the instructions to create an account. Then anytime you spend money online and go through amazon.smile or easyfundraising, funds are raised for the building project.

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As we enter another period of lockdown, remember the Daily Hope line is available

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Church of England Birmingham Praying Together


                     CofEB Praying Together is now available online.


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                              Parish Office Contact

With the spread of the Coronavirus continuing, we have taken the decision to close the Parish Office. As a team we can work remotely and can be contacted when you need us.

The easiest way to make contact is via email. If you can send an email and we can respond quickly and easily: parish.office@stphilipsandstjames.org 

If you cannot email, continue to use the existing telephone number:

01564 775652

For now, when prompted, please leave a message. The messages will be monitored and we will call you back. We are working to have the phone line diverted to a mobile phone in the next few days.

Keep up to date with the latest news and resources by visiting the website: www.stphilipsandstjames.org

If you have a favourite podcast, book, app or website you use that we can share with everyone, please email details and they can be added to the resources available.

Please look after yourselves, stay home, stay safe and continue to pray.


Duncan, Ruth & Richard