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This Is Church

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


During November and December we are very fortunate to be able to host a photographic installation called “This Is Church”, which has been on display at St Martin’s in the Bull Ring over the summer this year. These thought-provoking images have proved very popular with visitors there and we hope that you will also want to encourage friends and family to make a special trip to see them, to reflect more deeply on what it means to be Church both here and abroad. Cheryl Homer (Arts Coordinator at St Martin’s Church) writes:

“‘Church’ is the word to describe people gathering around Jesus, yet, today, we tend to use the word to describe buildings.

The early church had no buildings. The churches existed wherever the Christians’ chose to meet.

Many people and congregations again, today, are meeting in different places and situations, some out abundant choice and preferences, others out of lack of choice and physical or political restrictions.

People don’t go to church, they are the church.  People worship through music, dance, creativity, silence, meditation, laughter, tears; they meet   inside, outside, in cities, in fields, in slums, prisons, palaces, in public and in private … God meets people where they are.

Through this series of photographs, collected from the UK and overseas, we want to explore the many ways ‘church’ happens; the ways in which people ‘gather around Jesus’”.

The photo shown is by Kieran Dodd / Tearfund and is used in the exhibition representing Uganda.

Youth Round-up: November 2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

bright red and orange open sign

New Monday Youth Club – Can I make you aware of our new Monday Youth Club for school years 9-11 from 7.30 – 9.00pm. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please let me know – I am looking for young people who would like to develop the group and create what it will look like in future! We restart on Monday 11th November. (more…)

Youth Round-up: October 2013

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

boom crop

And we’re back… for now!

Sorry about the delay in posting here, for some reason I’ve not been able to load the website to write posts, but it seems to be working today so I’ll risk it. (Can’t promise it won’t go down again!) (more…)

Felt Making Photos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

We had a great time recently making felt, with the help of Catherine Pinnock. Did you know it takes wool, soap, water, bubble wrap, net curtain and pipe lagging to make felt? Yes, I was surprised too! (more…)

Chocolate Lifepath Photos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Here are some photos from Chocolate Lifepath – on the life and faith of George Cadbury…


Youth Roundup: May 2013

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Chocolate Lifepath – As I write, we are running two days for local yr4 school children called LifepathLifepath is a Scripture Union initiative which we’ve chosen to base on the life and faith of George Cadbury and his Quaker spirituality. We will be seeing around 150 individuals and looking at themes such as silence, business and chocolate making. We have already got some great feedback though which we hope to build better links with our local schools over the coming months.


Easter Photo Gallery

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Easter Garden Banner 2013


Youth Roundup: April 2013

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Chocolate Lifepath – On 20th March we had our first Lifepath at St Martin’s in the Bull Ring, attended by 70 young people from a Muslim majority school. Lifepath is a Scripture Union initiative which we’ve chosen to base on the life of George Cadbury and his Quaker spirituality. Lifepath will be coming to St Francis this month, so please look out for news soon. (more…)

I Know What You Did At Bournville Film School!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I’m excited to link to the film our young people worked so hard to make earlier this year. We hope you enjoy it and we’d appreciate your feedback…

Youth Round-up: July 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Bournville Film School – I am pleased to be able to post the link to the film we made at the Bournville Film School before Easter! Be amazed at our multi-talented young people, gasp at the special effects, and hold your breath at the suspense of what will happen next! We had so much fun making it and we hope you enjoy it too! Pop the following into your web browser or just click: (more…)