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holiday kitchen at st bede’s


From next Monday our friends at GBNFC Children’s Centre will be holding a Holiday Kitchen at St Bede’s (and at other local venues).

Holiday Kitchen is open to pre-school and primary school children and their parents and carers.

It is about having fun, making friends, and sharing food.

To book in call 0121 464 4189


mission apprentices


We are really pleased that Natalie Collins will be joining St Bede’s as a Mission Apprentice in September.

This is a Diocesan Scheme.  Natalie will be helping us to grow and to deepen our work with the local community.

You can find out more about Mission Apprentices here.

There will be a Commissioning Service with Bishop Anne at St. Luke’s, Great Colmore Street at 3pm on Sunday 9th September 2018.

Please keep Natalie (and St Bede’s) in your prayers

parish prayer walk
June 20, 2018, 8:37 pm
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sewing bede
November 5, 2017, 8:53 pm
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prayer walk

Lovely prayer walk with St Bede’s this evening.  Canal, urban streets, field.  This is the best time of the year, but we saw Brandwood showing off its beauty.

A small group of us met at St Bede’s.  We agreed our route and how to walk.  The first part in silence, the second with prayerful talking.  We were looking out for the places God is obviously very present, and the places where we wish God was more obvious.  We intercessed for those we knew on the way round.


We savoured the beauty of creation, wild or planted by people.  Girls shouting echoes into the canal tunnel – and laughing when they realised we had seen them.  A woman singing as she cycled.  A fat cat making a car stop as she sauntered across the road.  Breath taken away as we took in the view across Birmingham to the Black Country.

christmas services at st bede’s

Our Christmas Services at St Bede’s start this Sunday 18th December with the CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE at 6pm. This is followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Our CHILDRENS CAROL SERVICE is on Christmas Eve at 4pm.
We’ll have a Scratch Nativity – please come dressed up!
This is a short service designed for excited little ones.

MIDNIGHT MASS starts at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve


You are welcome at any or all of these.

Prayers for you at Christmastide


advent journey 2
November 29, 2015, 8:28 pm
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At St Bede’s this morning, Ann gave the figures from the Christmas Crib to people to hold.


We committed ourselves to journey – with the Holy Family, with the shepherds and angels and Magi, with the Christchild, and with each other – towards Christmas.

This is not a journey that escapes from the world and all it’s troubles and difficulties.  Christ comes into this world and embraces all of the mess, all of the horror.  This is the way we journey, but it is a journey of hope, a journey in which we discover further what part we might play.