Archive for October, 2013

This Is Church

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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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…)