The ‘best bits’ from St Mary’s last year, played at our Annual Meeting in April.
Thanks to Ali, Claire and the team, to all the exhibitors and everyone who came, for making our 2016 Wedding Fair so special. See the slideshow before for all the best bits!
We spent a day in Lapworth in Autumn 2015. Rev Chris Turner spoke to us on the theme ‘Growing Together: Tools to dig deeper in our faith.’ During the afternoon some went on a guided walk over fields and by the canal while others were shown round Lapworth Church. We had two lovely shared meals and plenty of time to chat over tea, coffee and cake! The children had their own sessions and we could hear enthusiastic singing and sounds of fun being had! Thanks to all who helped in the planning and on the day!
This year’s Harvest Festival had a traditional feel to it. We had a display of home grown produce alongside dried and tinned items which we were collecting for Birmingham City Mission. The fresh produce was auctioned at the end of the service. Children from our after school JAM clubs had been encouraged to grow marrows or to bring a jar of wild flowers for a competition. We also welcomed members of Woodrush Youth Centre who sold plants after the service.
We had our first Create Space evening session in September and it was absolutely wonderful! The church was decorated with bunting and fairy lights and was filled with all manner of creative materials. When you arrive you pay for your own ‘goody bag’ which includes the basic materials you will need for the evening. This time it was a hardback notebook to decorate with a free gift too. All other materials are laid out for you to help yourself to. The night was introduced by Claire Gault who explained the theme for the evening was ‘New Beginnings’ – quite apt for September! Around the room there are always magazines, quotes and materials to get your creative juices flowing. And if you can’t get started straight away there’s tea, coffee and cake and chance to chat with a friend. We were so pleased with how the evening went, everybody seemed to leave feeling relaxed and excited about what they had been able to make. Really looking forward to the next one now on 23rd October! See you there!
PS If you’re on facebook, you can check out and ‘like’ the create space page at https://www.facebook.com/createspacewythall