* 2018  NEWS  *

**** Do look at our ‘2018 Events’ page to find the dates and times for upcoming sales and special events.****

Have we lost touch with you?

Changes to the law require us to obtain a fresh consent from those we wish to keep in touch with. Some of our old contact lists have had to be discarded. If you would like to be kept informed of news and events at All Saints, or wish to enquire about weddings, baptisms etc, please click on the ‘Contact Us’ link and send us an email.

Christian Aid Week –

May 2018 Door to door charity collections are a thing of the past locally, but we did hold a home based event on Saturday 12 May. This enabled us to send £110 to Christian Aid, which will help some of the world’s poorest people. It may not be a large amount, but from a small congregation such as ours it is a creditable response.

Ascension Day –

10 May 2018 It is always a joy when adults make a personal profession of faith, within a service of Confirmation. Two candidates from All Saints were confirmed, along with three adults from three local churches. We welcomed the Bishop of Aston, who conducted the service for us. The collection raised almost £100, which will go to aid the church and people of Malawi.

Baptisms (Christenings) through 2018

The month of May sees us in the middle of the Baptism ‘season.’ Baptisms can take place throughout the year but spring and early summer are always the most popular times. Parents considering having a child baptised are encouraged to attend a Sunday service – there is an opportunity after the service to discuss arranging a service of baptism. Adults can also enquire regarding baptism for themselves.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2018

If you have not attended church through this season then you have missed a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. The tone of the services (and the decoration) change to reflect the themes of preparation, passion, death and resurrection. The services on Maundy Thursday and on Easter Day are especially meaningful. Words can never express this fully – you had to be there!

As part of our Lenten discipline we collected a generous amount of tinned goods. These were sent to the Birmingham City Mission to help needy people within our city.