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Join together 

in prayer



Explore Dorridge and Bentley Heath over the next couple of weekends.

Find the Character figures from the Nativity Story taking shelter in front drives and gardens of Dorridge and Bentley Heath, as they make their way to the stable.


for full details

Sunday Worship web

Join us at 10am this Sunday 

with interactive chat available.

click here for Sunday Worship

Following the service, make yourself a drink and join us for a Zoom gathering. The details will be shared on screen at the end of the service.

Missed us at 10am?
You can still watch the 
available on Facebook and YouTube from 10am on Sunday,
to view at your leisure.

BC on Zoom

Breakfast Church
this Sunday Morning
6th December on Zoom at 9.15am

Please email Duncan and Rachel via 
by midday Saturday 5th December for a Zoom invitation.

Bring your own breakfast and join us for the worship and fun!


In the 10am Service this week, look out for the Children in Church section which focuses on the children in our church and introduces an activity. 
Click Here and print out the sheet before the service and look out for the instructions during the service.



Be part of our Advent and Christmas journey
Throughout Advent, we'll be sharing weekly email reflections on the theme of Comfort and Joy. From Christmas Day, we'll be sharing daily
email reflections up to the 2nd January. 
Sign up today for our free Advent and Christmas email reflections
You can also read the reflections by downloading the Comfort and Joy app on IOS and Android




With fun activities, craft, songs, stories and prayers, it promises to lift the spirits at this challenging time.

Join us as a family, as a church, and also invite your friends!

Join children’s TV presenter Gemma Hunt and SAT-7 UK’s Martin Thomas for an Advent Family Celebration on 5 December.

The event, “Free to be together – Advent Family Celebration – LIVE”, will take place on Zoom, 4-5pm.

Click to here register

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“Do not be afraid … the Holy One to be born will be called

the Son of God”

(Luke 1.30,35 NIV)

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tile Whether you wish to sign your name, draw a picture, mark a special occasion or remember a loved one, your message will be a lasting legacy within the Church’s fabric.

To take part, just email your message to or post it to the Parish Office, St Philip's Church Centre, Manor Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 8DX .


Your message, maximum of 15 words, will be transcribed onto a tile and an email picture will be sent to you. 


Your participation is a great way for you to support the cost of the roof and donations are greatly appreciated.  A minimum donation of £15 per tile is suggested.


Payments may be made by cheque, payable to PCC St Philips Dorridge or by bank transfer, Sort code 40 19 34 Account number 01037846. Please use your name as ref. and PCC St Philips Dorridge if the phone bank requests a ref. during a transfer payment.


Thank you.


Calling all football fans


On Tuesday 8th December, 7pm - 8pm

Simon Inglis and Lee Child talk about all things Villa via a webinar.

Tickets are £8 and can be booked on Eventbrite via the link below with all proceeds going to the Aston & Nechells Foodbank.



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 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 or easyfundraising, funds are raised for the building project.



We are running a Reverse Advent Calendar again this year


click here

Please do take part and help support the foodbank

Thank you


Toy Donations

At this time of year we would be thinking ahead to our Sunday Service with the donation of toys in early December. 

As with many aspects of life at the moment, we are doing things differently this year to enable the collection of toys to continue.

Toy donations (no batteries or CDs/DVDs) can be left in the porch of

29 Slater Road any time before 6th December 

These will then be distributed to children living at Shepherds Green House refuge.

Thank you for your support


Read the latest news from Aston & Nechells Foodbank in this month's newsletter. The Foodbank is working as normal throughout the second lockdown and for the foreseeable future continuing to serve all those who for whatever reason cannot afford to purchase food.


Please remember, financial donations can be made to ANFB through the Donate Here button below. Any money received can then be spent on the items most desperately needed at this time.

donate here


Watch the latest progress being made on site as the new St Philip's Church Centre emerges.

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


family at 4

Family at 4 begins a new season this Saturday 7th November

and is highly recommended by the Letters family.

Available on Facebook at 4pm

the sessions are brought to us by Nick & Becky Drake. 

Becky works as a School Chaplain while Nick is ordained in the Church of England at Gas Street Church, Birmingham.

The series runs for 7 weeks on the theme of

'Amazing babies in the bible.'

If you miss Family at 4 on Saturday, all episodes can be watched through YouTube.

Great viewing for children and adults as we head into lockdown again.

full details

Prayer booklet

We are calling the church family of St Philip’s Dorridge with St James’ Bentley Heath to a day of Prayer and Fasting on Thursday 12th November.

With gatherings for prayer on zoom throughout the day from 6am to 8pm.

The focus of the prayer is to pray for Building for the Future, praying for our PCC which has to make the decision on Monday 16th, to lead our church in a step of faith, instructing Kier, our building contractor to complete the ground floor modules of the Church Community Centre of Phase 2 of the project.

Please join us in seeking God’s face and interceding for our Church at this significant moment.

                                                  Duncan - Vicar

Derek and Heather - Parish Wardens

Richard - Building for the Future Project Manager

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“I am the Lord unchanging …

continue in my love”

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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

                      Prayer booklet                            


for your copy

Pray for Bishop Emmanuel

Doctors, including visiting French doctors, in Kigali have decided that Bishop Emmanuel does need to go to Nairobi to operate on a congenital condition which has suddenly flared and part of his intestine has entered his chest space. He is waiting for an appointment and is grateful for our prayers. Please pray that enough money will be found for all this and the appointment comes through quickly.

Pray too for his Diocese in his absence.

Join us to pray

praying together

Church of England Birmingham Praying Together

                     CofEB Praying Together is now available online.


for daily prayers during December


Please remember, financial donations can be made to ANFB through the Donate Here button below. Any money received can then be spent on the items most desperately needed at this time.

donate here



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.

click for full details

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

BFTF FB details


                              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: 

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 & Richard