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Worshipping and growing together in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who responded to the recent questionnaire.
Following the questionnaire, an update was emailed earlier in the week. If you missed the update 
click here for your copy.



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It is an exciting time seeing the first stage of our new building on Manor Road as the foundations are poured.

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Thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far and look out for a full update coming very soon.




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Click Here for the Government guidance published which sets out the additional restrictions for Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.



Prayer bookletPrayer 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

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JACS

Are you job Hunting?

 

If you would like support and advice on CVs and interview techniques in an informal and friendly atmosphere, then come to JACS.  It is also a great opportunity to meet and talk with others in similar circumstances.

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ANFB

Thank you for supporting Aston & Nechells Foodbank through these busy months which have seen an increase in the demand for food parcels. Your support is always appreciated.

click to read the latest news from Aston & Nechells Foodbank


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Church of England Birmingham Praying Together


The August edition of CofEB Praying Together is now available online.

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Enrich your prayer life



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Thirst Meetings Restarting

 
Following the popularity and success of our recent gathering on the terrace at the Drum and Monkey, more meetings will be organised in the near future whist we have the benefit of relatively warm evenings.

Because we are outside and weather dependent they will be organised at relatively short notice via the Thirst News WhatsApp.

If you would like to be included please text your mobile number to 07845 722965.


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 “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit” says the Lord

(Zechariah 4.6)


Read The Contemplative Word for September 


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In our Churches Together meeting we agreed we could combine all our actions on the climate emergency including a joint Service and a 'Fair' possibly at Creationtide in late September/October at Arden School (covid permitting)

If you have any suggestions about areas we could include from recycling to lobbying and more and would like to make your contribution please get in touch with me or via the Parish Office. Many thanks.

Blessings 

Carol Linfield 


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Face Masks


June Bowskill has been sewing face masks, and has a number available in several materials. The cost is simply a donation to the Building for the Future fund - suggested donation £3 - £5


If you would like one, contact June on 777507



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        Parochial Church Council (PCC) Vacancies 
In the autumn of this year we hope to be able to hold elections to our PCC and would ask church members who have been on the electoral roll for six months or more to consider if this is a way you could serve God and share in the mission and ministry of our Church family in Dorridge and Bentley Heath.

What is required from a member of the PCC?
  • To work with the Clergy, and the Churchwardens defining and holding the Vision and Mission of our Church in Dorridge and Bentley Heath
  • To share in leading our Church through the exciting and challenging time of the rebuild, the opening, and commissioning of the new St Philip’s Church Centre
  • To oversee and account for the good stewardship and management of all the Churches resources, people, financial, and material.
  • To be active in the spiritual, pastoral, evangelistic, and social life ministry of the Church
  • To give time for upwards of ten meetings and year and to share in the work of working parties and sub-groups
  • To be prepared to serve for three years

Please take time to pray and consider if this is a position you could commit to. Nominations forms will be available in the autumm.




Keep up to date with all the news on the St Philip's Building Project

on the St Philip's Centre website

BFTF website

and Facebook page

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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.


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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