Notices for Sunday 18th February

On Sundays when there is no 9am service at St Philip’s, BCP Holy Communion services will take place at 8am at St Stephen’s and St Bartholomew’s and Informal Worship at 9.30am at St Leonard’s.

Next week (25th February)
10.30am Holy Communion: Genesis 17:1-7, 14-15; Romans 4:13-end & Mark 8:31-end

Thursday 8th February : PIPS – Stories, Songs and Games for 3-7 year olds from 3.45 to 4.30pm. PIPS meet regularly at church on the second Thursday of each month.

Bumps, Babes and Toddlers: Thursdays at church 9:30-11:30am
PIPS – Stories, Songs and Games for 3-7 year olds at church from 3.45 to 4.30pm on the second Thursday of each month.


Christian Aid Count Your Blessings calendars (both adult and children’s versions) will be available from church to guide our journey through Lent.  These are free – please take one!

If you are aware of pastoral needs of any member of the St Philip’s congregation, please inform Revd. Richard Clark or Revd Allison Davies who will make contact to see if they can help.

The Annexe project has reached the exciting stage of having the windows put in!! Donations towards the cost of windows would be most welcome – please give as you feel able. Or would you be able to sponsor a window – a donation of £500 would go a long way towards the cost of a window. You might want to commemorate a loved one’s life or celebrate a special family event. If you would like to talk to someone about this, please contact Rev’d Richard Clark or Garry Roberts, Project Manager

Skittles Evening on Friday 23rd February at Beoley Village Hall.

Children’s competition 6.30pm-7.30pm; Team competition 7.30pm; teams to be formed on the night. Bar open 7-10pm – cash only. Tickets £2.50 from Jaquii Hearnshaw and Church Wardens, or sign up at the back of church.

The Big Spring Clean – Saturday 24th February from 9.30 – 12.30. Do come along and help us get the inside of the Church looking its best for Easter. Free coffee/tea (and a surprise to go with it!!). It would be helpful if you could bring some cleaning materials of your own as there may not be enough to go round!!

Women’s World Day of Prayer.  Services take place on 2nd March at Emmanuel Church at 2.30pm and at Christ Church Matchborough at 7.30pm.  Contact Chris Littlewood for more details.

Regular garden working parties start again Saturday 3rd March. We meet on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12noon to work on the church grounds. All welcome.

PIPS – Stories, Songs and Games for 3-7 year olds at church from 3.45 to 4.30pm on the second Thursday of each month.

Lent Groups
As a team, we will have sessions running every week through Lent helping us to prepare for Easter. From Tuesday 20th February, meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 7.30pm St Stephen’s; Wednesdays at 10am at St Philip’s; Wednesdays at 7.30pm (venue TBA); and Fridays at 10am at St Leonard’s.
Wk 1: Have I got news for you!
Wk 2: So what? Implications of the Resurrection.
Wk 3: Let Him Easter in us.
Wk 4: Celebrating and Praying Easter.
Wk 5: A Risen Church.
There is a sign-up sheet with more details at the back of church – to help with planning, please sign up for the session you would like to attend.

“Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs sold each year, The Real Easter Egg is the only Fairtrade one with the Easter story in the box.”  There are three different Real Easter Eggs available – milk chocolate egg with chocolate buttons (£3.99); dark chocolate egg with three dark chocolate squares (£5.50) or Special Edition egg with an orange milk chocolate bar and an olive wood holding cross keyring (£9.99). For more information and to place an order please contact Jane Hall.  There is also a ‘sign up’ form at the back of church. (Jane is also taking orders for Fairtrade Easter eggs by Divine)