Terl Bryant Drums & Stories – in St Mary’s Church Childswickham

Teryl Bryant will lead us in a special Friday night on 20th July

Teryl is a well known Percussionist and Speaker – see www.voiceofdrums.com for his inspiring stories clips.

The evening will be hosted in St Mary’s Church in Childswickham

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It has been said “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you have”.

I left school at 16 to pursue a rock ’n’ roll dream as a drummer. In my early 20’s I had a transforming faith experience and became a follower of Jesus.

Adventures in music brought the privilege of playing with many wonderful and well known artists and on the way stories emerged; stories of faith, hope and a love that is there for all.

I look forward to sharing these with you – Terl Bryant

Friday nights – Grace: Flowing Out

On three Friday nights in March John Trimming from community will lead three reflections on The Gift of Grace

+ Friday 9th March: Grace, Freely Given

+ Friday 16th March: Receiving Grace

+ Friday 23rd March: Grace Flowing Out

We will be reflecting on Luke chapters 1 and 2, reflecting on the story and the characters which show the motion of God’s grace towards us.  Grace is brought near (“the Lord is with you”); is received by Mary; and flows out through her visit to Elizabeth.

We will also look at the other characters in these chapters, and onwards into the beginning of the Lord’s ministry – when the kingdom is announced as “near (“The kingdom of God has come near” Mark 1 v 15).  So the flow of grace to which Mary said “yes” flows out through Jesus.

Mary the mother of the Lord has a unique place as a figure in the Bible, and in the story of Jesus.  “Favoured” by God, her response is immediate, courageous and trusting; she has been called the “first disciple”.

Reflecting together on these chapters will be an opportunity to be reminded that grace is the beginning, and the basis, of everything in the Christian life.  God’s grace is sufficient: we are all called to be “full of grace”, to surrender, receive, trust in, and flow with the river of grace God wants to send into our lives.

Friday nights – Grace: The Gift

On three Friday nights in March John Trimming from community will lead three reflections on The Gift of Grace

+ Friday 9th March: Grace, Freely Given

+ Friday 16th March: Receiving Grace

+ Friday 23rd March: Grace Flowing Out

We will be reflecting on Luke chapters 1 and 2, reflecting on the story and the characters which show the motion of God’s grace towards us.  Grace is brought near (“the Lord is with you”); is received by Mary; and flows out through her visit to Elizabeth.

We will also look at the other characters in these chapters, and onwards into the beginning of the Lord’s ministry – when the kingdom is announced as “near (“The kingdom of God has come near” Mark 1 v 15).  So the flow of grace to which Mary said “yes” flows out through Jesus.

Mary the mother of the Lord has a unique place as a figure in the Bible, and in the story of Jesus.  “Favoured” by God, her response is immediate, courageous and trusting; she has been called the “first disciple”.

Reflecting together on these chapters will be an opportunity to be reminded that grace is the beginning, and the basis, of everything in the Christian life.  God’s grace is sufficient: we are all called to be “full of grace”, to surrender, receive, trust in, and flow with the river of grace God wants to send into our lives.

Friday nights – Receiving Grace

On three Friday nights in March John Trimming from community will lead three reflections on The Gift of Grace

+ Friday 9th March: Grace, Freely Given

+ Friday 16th March: Receiving Grace

+ Friday 23rd March: Grace Flowing Out

We will be reflecting on Luke chapters 1 and 2, reflecting on the story and the characters which show the motion of God’s grace towards us.  Grace is brought near (“the Lord is with you”); is received by Mary; and flows out through her visit to Elizabeth.

We will also look at the other characters in these chapters, and onwards into the beginning of the Lord’s ministry – when the kingdom is announced as “near (“The kingdom of God has come near” Mark 1 v 15).  So the flow of grace to which Mary said “yes” flows out through Jesus.

Mary the mother of the Lord has a unique place as a figure in the Bible, and in the story of Jesus.  “Favoured” by God, her response is immediate, courageous and trusting; she has been called the “first disciple”.

Reflecting together on these chapters will be an opportunity to be reminded that grace is the beginning, and the basis, of everything in the Christian life.  God’s grace is sufficient: we are all called to be “full of grace”, to surrender, receive, trust in, and flow with the river of grace God wants to send into our lives.

Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 3 – The Holy Spirit and Empowerment

29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment

Beth will give a series of talks on the Holy Spirit at HOD on Fridays this Autumn.

  • 15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36
  • 22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement
  • 29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment.

The evening will begin with a worship time, followed by Beth’s talk.  All welcome.  

Please Contact Us with any questions

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Beth has approximately 30 years of experience teaching RE, Scripture and Philosophy in schools, as well as work in parishes and prayer groups in Birmingham.

Her qualifications include a diploma in Pastoral Theology, an MA in Catholic Theology, and she is currently studying scripture at PhD level at Birmingham University

Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 2 – The Holy Spirit and Atonement

22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement

Beth will give a series of talks on the Holy Spirit at HOD on Fridays this Autumn.

  • 15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36
  • 22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement
  • 29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment.

The evening will begin with a worship time, followed by Beth’s talk.  All welcome.  

Please Contact Us with any questions

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Beth has approximately 30 years of experience teaching RE, Scripture and Philosophy in schools, as well as work in parishes and prayer groups in Birmingham.

Her qualifications include a diploma in Pastoral Theology, an MA in Catholic Theology, and she is currently studying scripture at PhD level at Birmingham University

Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 1 – The Holy Spirit and Freedom

15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom

“If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36

Beth will give a series of talks on the Holy Spirit at HOD on Fridays this Autumn.

  • 15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36
  • 22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement
  • 29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment.

The evening will begin with a worship time, followed by Beth’s talk.  All welcome.  

Please Contact Us with any questions

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Beth has approximately 30 years of experience teaching RE, Scripture and Philosophy in schools, as well as work in parishes and prayer groups in Birmingham.

Her qualifications include a diploma in Pastoral Theology, an MA in Catholic Theology, and she is currently studying scripture at PhD level at Birmingham University

Advent Retreat Day – “Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus”

“Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus”

Jesus promised us He will be coming again,but even He did not know the hour or the day.

We continue to wait, expectantly and in great hope, for His return.

The day will be a day of reflection and prayer,asking God to increase our longing, and showing us how to remain faithful in hope and love as we wait.

You are invited to join us from 10.00am to 4.00pm

To book a place, please contact us by phone or email.

Suggested donation of £20, including lunch and refreshments

First Friday – December – speaker Br Loarne Ferguson

Our First Friday Night Fellowship Meeting for December – the speaker will be Brother Loarne Ferguson.

Brother Loarne will be speaking on the theme “We continued our Journey”

The Saturday morning following will be an Advent retreat day – Contact Us to book in to stay over night.

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Diary for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Br. Loarne was consecrated as a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order 24 years ago. He is now 48 years old and lives at Greyfriars in Oxford with five other religious brothers. For the last 12 years he has helped to form small groups dedicated to prayer and mission, while also holding the posts of university chaplain and retreat director. Currently he spends much of his time nursing one of the elderly brothers and looking after the Friary.

Key Christian interests: Divine change management for individuals and communities, prophetic ministry, and contemplative life.

Key human interests: creativity & culture, arts & crafts, relationships, food & books.