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Join together 

in prayer


Prayer bookletLord, teach us to pray

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

and more

Click HERE for your copy.

Summer prayer pack

This little pack contains ideas of things to do over the summer holidays – whether you are on a staycation or are going away, there are lots of ideas of things to do!

Get your copy of the 

Summer Prayer Pack 


Stories of the Spirit: Loved

(with many many Christians from across Birmingham and Coventry) 

LP film

The video includes many different versions of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, as well as wonderful testimonies about God’s love and also uplifting Christian music from debut musicians.


Our Churches Together Meeting is on Wednesday 8 July at 7.30pm.

It is an opportunity to hear how we and our Churches are managing over current times and share our news and pray for each other and our community.

To join us please let Lisa Maines know so she can add you to the zoom invitation.


Meg's Staircase Challenge

Meg has completed her latest challenge raising £300 for Aston & Nechells Foodbank, whilst also managing to get good exercise in the process. Congratulations to Meg on her fundraising efforts, and thank you to everyone who has donated.

BFTF day 1

The building work at St Philip's Church began on Monday 22nd June

The day before, Sunday 21st June, a time of prayer was held at St Philip's with a limited number of people due to the current restrictions. The prayers were filmed, so please click the play button and pray with us.

From Monday, we also have a weekly Zoom prayer meeting for the building project, the details to join are below. 

BFTF prayer

And to help keep you up to date with the project

BFTF FB details

Cont prayer

“I will give you words and wisdom”

(Luke 21.15 NIV)

Read The Contemplative Word for July

Prayer gathering

At this unusual time in our lives, we invite you to join as we gather as a church family in a time of prayer. Using Zoom, the meeting lasts for 40 minutes, starting from 6pm. You are welcome to join at any moment during the 40 minutes, join and leave as your time allows.

To join in, all you need to do is email the Parish Office and the Zoom meeting invite with a link to the gathering will be shared with you. Simply click on the invite link from 6pm on Thursday to join. The same link can be used each Thursday.

Come along, pray for your friends & family, the nation, our world, our church, anything that is on your heart right now. We look forward to welcoming you.

hoardingsHelp bring colour to 

St Philip's

On Monday 22nd June the rebuilding of St Philip's Church Centre began.

Plain hoardings will surround the site, so can you help us make these hoardings exciting and colourful by drawing an A4 size picture we can display.

The theme is Hope for the Future.

What do you want to do in the future? Where would you like to go and visit? The picture can be of anything you hope for in the future.

Parents, this could be a home school art school project. Grandparents, please encourage your grandchildren to have a go, wherever they may live. 

In fact parents and grandparents, get your colouring pens out and you could also draw us a picture of your hope for the future.

Email a photo of your picture to or post your picture to The Vicarage, 54 Glendon Way, Dorridge.

Pictures will be displayed on the hoardings on Manor Road to be admired by everyone passing.

So go on, get your colouring pens out and help us bring some colour to St Philip's.

Tearfund survey

The results of a survey by Tearfund were released this week. In this time of uncertainty it is interesting how many people are praying and looking to faith.

  • Nearly half of adults in the UK (44%) say they pray
  • A quarter (24%) of UK adults say they have watched or listened to a religious service since lockdown
  • Over half of those who pray (56%) agree that prayer changes the world

read more

Faith at Home

Faith at home is a resource from the Church of England which seeks to inspire parents and families to grow in faith together.
Starting on 7th May, a range of content will be published weekly to support families discuss faith & develop their practices and habits together.

Many home groups within the church continue to meet online on a regular basis. A home group is a great way to stay connected with others in the church community, to grow in our relationship with God, share with each other and support each other during lockdown.

If you would like to join a home group or find out more about them, please email the Parish Office.


Unfortunately there has been an increase in the number of Covid-19 related scams and Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board have sent out
the following information - just click here to read it.


WE NEED HELP! - Donate online

The foodbank continue to need our help.

With both of our churches closed, currently we do not have a collection point for the food donations. We would also encourage you to follow the latest advice from the government, to stay at home.

You can still donate financially to Aston & Nechells Foodbank either online via their website, or by posting them a cheque. The money they receive can then be spent on the items they are most desperate for.

To donate online, or for details of cheque donations, please   click

Thanks for your continuing support.

ACGGet Support - Get Involved

Local People Helping Local People

During these challenging times, Arden Academy has set up a website which, together with local people, local businesses and community groups, aims to act as a central hub for local community information.

As well as the website becoming a resource for information and advice, it offers people the opportunity to register as volunteers. People who contact us through the website for assistance can be linked with volunteers offering the required help. Information which you feel is useful to share can be submitted in the following ways:

Website - Contact Us -

Email -

Facebook - Arden Community Group

Twitter - @Arden Community Group

Have a look at the website and follow the social media streams to keep up to date with the latest information. 


                              Parish Office Closed

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: 

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:

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, Jon & Richard