Services for December
Sunday 6th 10.30 am Family Communion
Sunday 13th 10.30 am Gift Service and Holly Communion
Sunday 20th 10.30 am Carol Service
Friday 25th 10.00 am Christmas Communion
Sunday 27th 10.30 am Family Communion
The church will be open from 11.00 - 12.00 on Wednesday 2nd December for private prayer. Please observe all COVID safety instructions.
The church will be open from 11.00 - 12.00 on Wednesday 9th December to receive gifts for children supported by Birmingham City Mission.
ALL SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
In 2008 we were advised that we needed to make urgent repairs to our spire, tower and roof. With the help of the congregation, many friends and supporters, the wider community and various charitable trusts we were able to complete the work on the spire in 2010 and the tower in 2011. In all these cost £350, 000.
Our current target is to raise £150,000 to repair the roof. Most of our events are organised to raise money for this appeal.
Once we have repaired the roof we need to turn our attention to the inside of the church building. The stained glass windows are in much need of repair, the heating and lighting systems need major attention and no doubt by the time we get to that point other urgent jobs will be found. and then there's the halls and the Trust School. The target for the whole appeal is £1 million.
As well as supporting our events - and having a great time at the same time - we will always welcome a donation, however small.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for St Edburgha's Church, Yardley (Yardley Old Church)?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/34NO8M/F2WPEO and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Edburgha's Church, Yardley (Yardley Old Church) will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Slimming World 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm Contact Amy on
07904242379 Suspended till further notice
Stay and Play Group 9.45 - 11. 30 am. Returning January 2021. Booking essential because numbers are limited. For more information contact 0121 291 0401
Steps Dance Academy 5.00 pm Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dance for all ages and abilities. To book a place and for more details ring 0121 743 8241 or 07917 447 143 Suspended till further notice
Pilates 9.00 am Contact 07871 510 243 Suspended till further notice
Forward Club 11.30 am Contact 0121 679 6981
Stay and Play Group Suspended until further notice . For more information contact 0121 291 0401
Friendship Club for the Retired 2.00 pm fortnightly Contact 0121 783 0437 Suspended till further notice
Pilates 9.00 am Contact 07871 510 243 Suspended until further notice
Seated Exercise class 10.30 am. 30 minutes gentle seated exercise followed by Tea/Coffee and a biscuit. Contact 07871 510 243 Suspended until further notice
Steps Dance Academy 5.45 pm Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dance for all ages and abilities. To book a place and for more details ring 0121 743 8241 or 0791 744 7143 Suspended till further notice
Halls available for hire £20 per hour. Please ring 0121 291 0401
Mens Club 7.30 pm Suspended until further notice
Yardley Photographic Society 7.00 pm
Tuesday Group fortnightly 7.30 pm Contact 0121 783 4160 No more meetings until January
Bible Study 2.30 pm fortnightly Suspended until further notice
Yardley Conservation Society . 6.30.pm. Second Thursday of the month Contact 0121 783 7624 Website www.yardleyconservationsociety.co.uk Suspended until further notice
Place of Welcome: from 9.00 - 10.00am in the Trust School
Information and support
In light of the Government advice, Place of Welcome cannot continue to open in the usual way. However, we are concerned about people who come to us with particular issues and needs, and will therefore maintain a presence in the Trust School so that we can provide tins of food/Foodbank vouchers as required. Please note the change of time from 9.00-10.00am.
M.P's Surgery 10.00 am 3rd Saturday of the month.
Yardley Widows 2.00 pm First Sunday of the month. First new session on 6th September. Suspended until further not
261st GROUP SCOUT LEADER Amanda Thomas 07799 670610
261st BEAVER SCOUT COLONY Donna Smith 07849 605432
261st CUB SCOUT PACK Natalie Monnox 07712 284935
261st SCOUT TROOP Andrew Manders 0121 783 1108
261st EXPLORERS Luke James 07787 244711
SUNDAY SCHOOL during the 10.30am service - Jo Sands 0121 784 6556
BELL RINGERS Practice Wednesday 8.00 pm - Simon Adams 0121 786 1242
CHOIR PRACTICE Friiday 6.45p pm for children 7.30 pm adults - Simon Williams 07809 550236
If you have any concerns about a child, a young person or
an adult who may be vulnerable, or incidents of domestic violence please contact:
Julie Bridges (children): 07814 023 913 ,
Sylvia Roberts (adults): 07771 655 789
Robert Thomson (Domestic Violence): 0797 712 5647,
or the Vicar, Bill Sands: 07501 160 636
Alternatively, please contact the Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser Steph Haynes: 07342 993 844
For details of the Parish's safeguarding policy click here