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Christian Aid Week
15th - 21st May
Every gift. Every action. Every prayer. Every one of us can change lives.
There is still time to donate
The Church Eco group are planning to participate in the nationwide ‘Churches Count on Nature’ on Sunday 5th June to discover how many pollinators we have visiting our grounds.
Help us count the butterflies and bees in the church grounds either at 9.30am after the Jubilee Breakfast or 11.30am after the morning service.
Spend just 15 minutes, using one of our spotter guides, observing an area of approximately 1 square metre and recording the numbers you spot! Then hand your results in.”
The Ladies Social group are meeting on Thursday 9th June, 7pm at The Drum & Monkey for a meal. Click below for further information.
Reminder that menu choices are needed by Sunday 29th May - please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would prefer not to eat, please do come along and join us for a drink at 8pm
Read the latest news from the Yanez family
Just to let you know we took 90kg of donations on Monday. David at the Foodbank was very grateful. He said donations have decreased as people feel the pinch and their client numbers have increased.
It’s encouraging to see the basket refilling only days after it was emptied. Let’s keep helping those in need and a big thank you to all who are faithful in donating!
Cobbles Cafe - Saturday 4th June
Cobbles will be open of Saturday 4th June, the weekend of the Platinum Jubilee, but the team need some help on that morning. If you are able to help, please contact Emily Spencer via email@example.com or call 01564 779123.
COP26 has come and gone. Climate concerns have disappeared from our screens. So, is it back to business as usual?
Dr Ruth Valerio is an environmentalist and social activist working for the Christian charity Tearfund and will be speaking in Birmingham on
Tuesday 24th May
12.30pm @ St Martins in the Bullring
7.30pm @ Millennium Point
The talks are also being live streamed if you are unable to attend in person
As we are coming up to the time when gardeners are going to be thinking about compost and plant purchases, the latest news from the Eco Group looks at the effect of peat in bagged compost on the environment.
Saturday 9th July
We now have four gardens which will be open on the afternoon of July 9th. This is enough to make it viable so we are going ahead. If you would like to offer your garden we would be delighted to have one or two more especially if they are in easy walking distance of the church. Please get in touch with Pam Beckham if you are interested in offering your garden. Save the date and come along with your friends.
If you have a Children's Society collection box, if you are able, please drop it in to the Parish Office and the ladies from Inspire will count the money. If you need the box collecting from your home, please let us know - 01564 775652
The latest news has arrived from Grass Roots Rwanda, a Charity which we support as a church.
It explains some of their smaller but worthwhile projects.
If you would like to receive these news updates directly in future, please contact out Grass Roots Rwanda champion John Bragg.
Sunday 12th June
Its back! After 3 years we are delighted to announce that one of Dorridge’s largest community events, the St Philip’s Dorridge Fun Run, is planned for Sunday 12th June.
To ensure the runners, riders and walkers are kept safe and enjoy a great, fun filled experience on the 3 or 8 mile courses around 100 marshals are required.
Marshalling can be great fun. You will be in a group of 2 or 3 encouraging and cheering on the entrants.
If you feel you could help, please call Steve Street asap on 07918 187212.
You will need to attend one of the briefing sessions at 7.30 pm on 6th or 7th June and be prepared to be on duty for 2 - 3 hours on 12th June.
Room bookings at the church centre continue to increase. If you need a room for any reason, please contact Derek through firstname.lastname@example.org
“You shall see greater things … you shall see heaven opened”
How open are we in today’s world to the present reality of Easter?
As a church we support Shine Youth through Mission Beyond the Parish.
Shine Youth is committed to support young people to have good mental health, positive self-esteem and identity, and lives lived with hope and purpose.
Shine Youth are currently recruiting volunteers:
Social Evening - Thursday 9th June
at The Drum & Monkey
We have further events coming up in the Summer 2022 programme.
Giving to the DEC appeal for Ukraine
We want to encourage you all to give to the DEC appeal for Ukraine.
You can give online at the DEC website. Anyone without internet can send a cheque to DEC in the post, phone up and donate by phone, or make donations in a local Post Office - click here for more information
You can also sign up to pledge your support for new arrivals from Ukraine with Global Sanctuary Foundation - click here for more information
Fill the Foodbank
As energy prices rise and the cost of living increases, some people are having to make the choice between heating or eating.
If we all bring a food item with us on a Sunday when we come to church, we could fill the foodbank donation basket each week.
Click on the link below for a list of items needed. Just bring one. Each donation could make a real difference to someone's life.
For a shopping list of items needed
Knit and Natter
You are welcome to join us in the Foyer,
2pm - 4pm
on the first and third Wednesdays of the month
Bring your own knitting or join one of our community ideas
We come together as a Church to pray at these times
(during school term time)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.30am at St Philip's Church Centre
6pm at St Philip's Church Centre
Prayer session last around 30 minutes. If you cannot make the whole session, please do join us for as long as you can