PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE STILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT.
This will be kept under review by the church council
Sunday 5th December 10.30 am Holy Communion
Sunday 12th December 10.30 am Christingle and Gift Service
Sunday 19th December 10.30 am Holy Communion
6.30 pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Friday 24th December 11.00 pm Carols followed at 11.30 pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10.00 am Holy Communion
Sunday 26th December 10.30 am Holy Communion
Sunday services will be shared via Zoom at 10.30 am. If you wish to join these please send a message to email@example.com
Christmas Tree Event and Yardley by Candlelight
Our first Christmas Tree Event was a great success. 2 local schools and various community groups donated and decorated trees, mostly on a theme of what their group did. A fun quiz asked visitors to try to identify which group had decorated which tree - some were clearly much easier than others!!!
A good selection of home-made cakes were much enjoyed together with mulled wine and other drinks. On Saturday a local choir "Vox Populi" entertained people and Saturday and Sunday ended with a sing-a-long" which was much enjoyed by those present. Our thanks to everyone who supported us in any way.
Christmas Decoration Making
Wednesday 15th December 5.00 pm & 8.00 pm.
£18.00 including all materials,, tuition/demonstration and refreshments. Booking essential. Please ring 0121 291 0401
The following provisional programme has been put together for next year. Further details will be provided nearer the time, but please make notes in your diaries of the ones you might be interested in.
January 22nd Burns night supper 7.30 pm (welcome drink at 7.15 pm) in the church hall. 3 course meal plus coffee, several drams for toasts but please bring your own additional drinks.
Tickets £15.00. To book call 0121 291 0401
February 12th Silent Auction 7.00 pm in the church hall (in aid of CMS & the church in Malawi)
March 5th Traditional afternoon teas in the church hall
April 18th Open Day in the church. Come and see the church decorated with all the Easter flowers
May 7th Table top sale in the church halls
June 18th &19th Flower Festival in church
July 2nd Quiz
August 20th Beetle Drive
September 3rd BEER FESTIVAL in the church halls
September 17th& 18th Heritage weekend. Church open
October 15th Autumn Fair in the church halls
November 5th Fireworks with refreshments
December 3rd Yardley by Candlelight in church 4.00 – 7.00 pm
December 14th Christmas Decoration making evening
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.. We have now completed the work on the roof and the refurbishment of the North Aisle which has created a learning and exhibition space. In the process a section of fictive paneling was uncovered and has been restored.
The church hall roof has been leaking for some time but has become a matter of urgent concern. Thanks to Biffa Awards who have donated £41,000 towards the cost work has started on the roof and exterior and we will be able to bring the inside up to standard. as well. In addition we are very grateful to the National Lottery Awards for All programme for their donation of £10,000.
Now 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.
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Slimming World 9.30 am, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm Contact Julie on
07530552653 Ring for appointments
Stay and Play Group 9.45 - 11. 30 am. Please ring 0121 291 0401 for more information
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
Forward Club 11.30 am Contact 0121 679 6981
Body Conditioning 5.15 pm Contact 07871 510 243
Pilates 6.15 pm Contact 07871 510 243
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. Christmas party 9th December. Next meeting 6th January
Yardley Photographic Society 7.00 pm
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
Circuits Class 9.00 am Contact Avril on 0784 342 1724. Classes restart on 8th January 2022
Halls available for hire £20 per hour. Please ring 0121 291 0401
Mens Club 7.30 pm
Bible Study 2.30 pm fortnightly Available on Zoom
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 9.30 - 11.30 am in the Trust School
· Friendship and hospitality
· Free refreshments
· Support and signposting for further advice
Contact Sylvia Roberts: 0121 - 784 7864 Please note the change of time from 9.30-11.30am.
M.P's Surgery 10.00 am 3rd Saturday of the month.
Yardley Widows 2.00 pm First Sunday of the month.
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
BELL RINGERS Practice Wednesday 8.00 pm - Simon Adams 0121 786 1242
CHOIR PRACTICE Friday 7.00 pm - 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
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