Youth Round-up: November 2013

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Youth Round-up: October 2013

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!) Read the rest of this entry »

Flower Festival Gallery

July 6th, 2013

A gallery showing the wonderful array of flowers on display at St Francis Church for this weekend’s flower festival on the theme of ‘Time’ (based on Ecclesiastes 3.1-8)


Flower Festival: 5th-8th July: “a time for every matter under heaven”

July 5th, 2013

TimeWe are celebrating the centenary of our Church Hall with a flower festival on the theme of ‘Time’.

The wonderful range of displays and flower arrangements draw on the passage from Ecclesiastes 3.1-8:  “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”.

Come and visit!  The flower festival is in the church and is open from 1.00 -5.30 pm on Friday; from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday; from 1.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. on Sunday; and from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. on Monday.

The church will also be open for al the usual Sunday services.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Flower Festival: Friday 5th July to Monday 8th July

July 4th, 2013

Flower banner

Celebrating the Centenary of our Church Hall

From 5th-8th July we are holding a Flower Festival to celebrate the Centenary of our Church Hall.  The ‘Parish Rooms’ were completed in 1913 and so we are celebrating one hundred years of presence and service.

The theme for the flower festival is ‘Time’ and we are drawing on the famous Bible passage, Ecclesiastes 3.1-8, which begins “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”  The passage continues listing different times of life and human circumstance.

When we celebrate a centenary we are naturally mindful of a number of years having passed – we are thinking of a length, or quantity, of time.  But this passage speaks more of a quality of time; that there is a right time or fitting season.  So a good question to ask ourselves is not just “What time is it?”, but, “What kind of time is it now?”

For me this is a time to celebrate, a time to remember, and a time to give thanks.  As we celebrate these one hundred years of service to the community of Bournville we can remember all the wide range of events that our Hall has hosted and witnessed:  services, classes, parties, discos, youth groups, play groups, concerts, dinners, talks, fayres and more.  And we give thanks for all those memories and the people who have been part of that story.

I pray that we may continue to build up our service to this community; that we may continue to gather people together in this place; and that, through it all, we may to continue to speak of God’s eternal love.

Felt Making Photos

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! Read the rest of this entry »

Chocolate Lifepath Photos

May 23rd, 2013

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

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Youth Roundup: May 2013

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.

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Easter Photo Gallery

April 1st, 2013

Easter Garden Banner 2013


Joanna’s Story: A sermon for Easter Day 2013

April 1st, 2013

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Joanna’s Story:  A sermon for Easter Day 2013 [based on Luke 24.1-12 (and Luke 8.1-3)]

My name is Joanna and this is my story, my testimony. Read the rest of this entry »