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Chapel Lane 

Great Barr 

Birmingham 

West Midlands 

B43 7BA 

 

Tel: 0121 357 1390

Updates & Prayers at St Margaret's Church through COVID19 outbreak

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Above are a couple of pictures of the area in the bottom of the Churchyard known as "The Duckery" covered in spring flowers


St Margaret's Church is open for services as follows:

Thursdays            10.00 am to 11.00 am

Sundays               11.00 am to 12.00 noon.

The latest for Worship at Home can be found further down this page.

If you wish to attend the church for private prayer at another time, then please contact the Parish Office  on email or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390 to arrange so that somebody can let you in.

In line with Diocese of Lichfield guidelines, we have a safeguarding policy and if you have any concerns about possible abuse, please click here for more details.


As from 24 February 2022, the Government have removed all remaining domestic restrictions in England, subject to parliamentary scrutiny. The legal requirement to self-isolate comes to an end as from 24 February but current government guidance advises anyone testing positive for Covid-19 to remain at home wherever possible for 5 days.  Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  After 5 days, they may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day — if both are negative, and they do not have a temperature, they can safely return to their normal routine."  

Hand sanitiser will remain available and the church will continue to be cleaned down after services.  Some of the side pews remain roped off so people who wish to maintain social distancing can do so.


The church is now hoping to catch up on Baptisms and other events that had to be postponed due to Covid.

Donations to St Margaret's Church

There is now a way to donate to St Margaret's Church using "Donate Now" set up by the Diocese of Lichfield to help their churches.  Their Finance Team, with help from a local software company, Date Developments, have put a Donate Now button on the Diocese website.

As we have not been able to fix the broken link from this page, there is a "Donate Now" button on our "Help our Church" page which is working if you wish to make a donation.

In addition, there is a Gift Aid option as well as an option for donors to cover the transaction cost if they want to.  As is the case with Contactless and Giving Direct, funds go into the Diocesan bank account as the registered charity and are then passed on to St Margaret’s as soon as possible along with a report showing when the donations were made. 

Many Thanks

Attached is a booklet containing 6 Bible Studies on mental health which may help anyone who feels they are struggling.  Click here to download


Worship at Home

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5.6.22 - for a copy of the Church's service for the Queen's Jubilee, click here

22.5.22 - click here for this week's posting

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For details of other Digital Resources & Services, click here

 

From the RSCM — for everyone, wherever you are:


The RSCM website now features, free for all, Hymn of the Day, and Sunday Self-Service — a simple act of worship with music, readings and prayers which will change weekly. Specific resources for Holy Week and Easter will be available in due course. We will shortly be adding a daily vocal warmups video – a short session to keep your body moving, and voice in good shape if you’re a singer. If you don’t consider yourself a singer, do it anyway!


To try to keep people in touch, we are setting up an email group run from the Parish Office - please contact the Parish Office. if you want to be included.

We are also starting a WhatsApp group for those who want to join and have a Smartphone - please let Martin know. 

The Parish Office will continue on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm. 

We intend to keep the Parish Magazine going plus extra newsletters.  There will be a more detailed version of the magazine on the Parish Magazine page on line.

As the church still has its running costs to meet, can I encourage people to bring their Giving Envelopes or to drop in donations.  If you would like details of the Church Bank account so that you can do a bank transfer, please contact the Parish Office.

We are keen to keep in touch with people even if visiting is restricted, so please let us know if you have needs or concerns that we might help with.

Please be assured of my prayers during this very difficult time.

Martin Rutter, Vicar

"Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5.7