Weekly Notice Sheet

To see our weekly notice sheet, please ‘click’ on the icon above – it contains all the information you need for forthcoming services, and lots more as well!

Interregnum Prayer: –  Loving God, we continue to pray for your guidance as we reach a significant point in our recruitment for a new vicar . We pray that we might live out our prayer for growth and depend on your Holy Spirit for vision in our planning, wisdom in our actions and growth in spiritual commitment to you. Help us all to be united in prayerfully seeking your will for our future in this parish, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Weekly Prayer Focus – Loving God, open our hearts to know your love; open our minds to know your truth; and open our lips to speak and sing your praise and tell others of what you have done for us.  For Jesus Christ’s sake.  Amen

Holy Week and Easter

Mon 26th March – 7.30 Evening Prayer (St. Catherine’s, Blackwell)

Maundy Thursday – 29th March – 7pm – 8pm Taize Service (Holy Trinity, Lickey)

Good Friday – 30th March – 10.30am – Engage All-Age Worship (Holy Trinity, Lickey)
2pm – 3pm – Meditation (St. Catherine’s, Blackwell)

Easter Day – 1st April
8am – Holy Communion (HT.Lickey)
Breakfast 9am – 10am – (HT Lickey) – see below*
9am – Family Communion (St. Catherine’s, Blackwell)
10.30am – Family Communion (HT Lickey)

Interregnum Update  Here is a link to our advert on the C of E Birmingham website.                 http://www.cofebirmingham.com/vacancies/view/vicar-holy-trinity-lickey-st-catherine-blackwell/

“We haven’t got a Vicar and we haven’t got any money!  It’s hopeless!  Let’s give up!”  But what does God have to say?
Prayer Day – Thursday 22 March (The day before the closing date for vicar application!)
From 9am to 9pm at St Catherine’s and Holy Trinity
Someone will be co-ordinating/enabling each hour through the day at both centres, but most of the time will be spent listening to God. You are encouraged to sign up to come and pray (or remotely if you can’t make it.)  Spend an hour if you can, but even a few minutes will make a difference. There will be signup sheets at the back of each church so you can make a positive commitment as soon as you can.

Safeguarding Training for volunteers working with children and adults at risk.
There are now 2 ways to complete safeguarding training.  The C0 and C1 courses are available on-line and there are also two C1 courses taking place at the following venues: Balsall Heath Church Centre, B12 9JU on Tuesday 17th April 2017 and St. John, Walmley, B76 1QN on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Both are evening courses from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Places can be booked via cofebirmingham website.  
If you missed last February’s 2017 session at Holy Trinity or are due for a refresher course please consider attending/doing one of the above. It any help is required please contact Marlene Parsons on 445 1420.

Please help yourself to the newsletters at the back of church. Please keep knitting baby cardigans, squares and blankets.            

Thursday Evening Prayer: 7- 8pm Holy Trinity, Lickey – everyone is welcome to join us for prayer. Please come to the chancel if you wish to join the group but you may wish to simply come into the congregation space and pray silently. We do not want anyone to be excluded. It is your church to seek God in the way that best suits you.

City Pastors – a fantastic opportunity to join a team of volunteers from over 17 churches all over Birmingham that serves vulnerable people in the city centre. Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm to 2.30am a team of 4-6 city pastors help keep people in the city centre save, working closely with the street wardens, the police and the medical services. It is a great opportunity to bring God’s presence into our city by serving in very practical ways alongside Christians from other churches within Birmingham. It is for anybody between 18 and 88 who is up for a challenge! The next training day for joining the city pastors team will be on Saturday, 17th March 2018. To register and for any other queries, please contact us on: citypastors@gmail.com

APCM 22nd April 2018
Thank you to all those who kindly provided reports for the APCM Booklet.
In order to allow time for preparation and printing please ensure your report is received by 1st April at the very latest. Kindly email to Marlene at keith.parsons8@btopenworld.com


The Asklepios Orchestra (conducted by Lee Armstrong) will give their Spring concert on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Barnt Green, B45 8NR. The programme features Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld Overture; Wagner – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde; and Leoncavallo – Concert Suite from Pagliacci.  Admission is free – donations to the retiring collection are much appreciated. Please come along and support us, and bring your friends.

‘Celebrating Women’ aims to help us get to know ourselves, each other and God a little better.  Meeting in St Andrew’s Parish centre we usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. We recognise that not everyone can make a Thursday. So in addition we have two Saturday afternoons in the year that begin with a shared lunch. In addition we hope to have two curry nights each year to invite our friends along to – in the same way a Men’s Breakfast might. More details for  ‘Celebrating Women’ can be found here on our website http://standrewscofe.org.uk/ celebrating-women/ Our next meetings are Thursday 22nd March 7:45pm and Saturday 21st April 1pm – 4pm both in the Parish Centre.

Saints and Sausages does Easter – Sunday 25th March Free event 3-5pm at St Catherine’s for arts and crafts with an Easter theme and of course the sausages! All welcome.  Children please bring a grown up!

* EASTER DAY: As a follow on from the Service about refugees in January by the home-group of Steve and Pauline, Jenny, Gordon, Erin, Ollie, Clive and Alison, we are studying a Lent course by the charity Opendoorsuk.org looking at the plight of persecuted Christians around the world.  United Soul Mates are also studying the young persons version.  The course culminates in a breakfast on Easter Sunday to which you are all invited.  This will be continental style from 9.00-10.00a.m. in Holy Trinity.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of Holy Trinity church to help us to know how many we are catering for.  There is no charge for breakfast but there will be a chance to make a donation towards the work of Opendoorsuk.org 

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING: will be on Sunday 22nd April in Holy Trinity Church after a shortened morning service. St. Catherine’s Annual Meeting will be held in the Wheel after a shortened morning communion on Sunday 15th April. Please could any groups who have reports for the APCM send them as soon as possible to Marlene Parsons at keithparsons8@btopenworld.com 0121 445 1420. Thank you.