Aldridge Parish Church

Aldridge Parish Church

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Easter building competition!

Brilliant time celebrating Easter Day- Complete with a John 2:18-22 building challenge involving spaghetti, playing cards, cream cheese hard hats, bricks, marshmallows and high-vis jackets. It was wonderful to be together and joyously celebrate the risen Lord Jesus.

Great fun had at our Kids Easter fun afternoon whilst the adults had ‘An hour at the cross’. If you want to know why a teddy bear was decapitated ask one of the children to tell you what they were thinking about 😊 Thanks to everyone who came and joined in with the songs, crafts and games. Happy Easter, hope to see you at our All Age service on Easter Sunday morning 10.00am.

Epiphany 2019 Lantern Parade

We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New year. We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for our Sunday Special Lantern parade on Epiphany Sunday. If you made a lantern in the December Sunday Special come and claim it and if you didn't then don't worry we have spares to parade. All families will be meeting at 10am IN CHURCH then coming down to the centre for a brief time together before parading our lanterns back to church and sharing family communion together. You can take your lantern home after the service. See you tomorrow!

APC was a lovely place to be this morning for our two Christmas Day morning services. Wishing everyone a very blessed Christmastime.

Our Christmas Eve Christingle celebrations 2018

Thanks to all who came to our Carols by candlelight services last weekend. A special time.

The remaining tickets for our Christingle services on Christmas Eve are available from the church office tomorrow morning 9-12:30. There are none left for the 3pm service but some remaining for the 5pm.

[12/16/18]   Last remaining tickets for our Christingle services on Christmas Eve available at today’s services. 🎉 Very few remaining for the 3pm so get them whilst they’re hot!

We had a huge amount of fun (and not quite as much mess as last year) making willow lanterns. We'll be parading them in January. Thanks to everyone who came. See you in for the parade.

Sunday Special Advent/epiphany lantern making 2018

We had a great time today at Aldridge Christmas fayre, singing carols, giving out mince pies and doing Christmas crafts with lots of children. Thanks to all who came and helped to share the love of Jesus.

Lovely Christmas Carers lunch today. Thank you to all who came and to all those who helped cook, prepare and run the event 🌟

Come along to our evening service: Some
of our youth are involved in tonight’s service and also leading the worship. Aftercafe follows for YF at 8:15pm with Liam leading a night of worship.

A huge THANK YOU to all who supported the Craft Sale for Krasif Aid today. Thanks to all the helpers and organisers, excellent event and brilliant fund raiser.

Remembrance Sunday 11th Nov 2018 Aldridge

Remembrance Sunday 11th Nov 2018 Aldridge

Our parish wide Baptism and Confirmation service with APC, St. Thomas Church, Tynings Lane, and the Hothouse

Baptism and Confirmation 2018

Induction of Steve Doel as our new Rector.

Steve's Induction at APC

[11/08/18]   Anyone is welcome to the vision day at St Thomas led by Lori Arnott Lawlor (daughter of John Arnott) on Evangelism for Everyone. This Saturday 10th Nov 10-4pm. Bring lunch. Lori is an engaging speaker and her team led the successful Spirit Cafe at St T's fun day this summer.

Thanks to all who planned, helped and ran our light party during half term. Let your light shine!

A lovely Carers lunch was held yesterday. Thanks to Karen Leng who spoke brilliantly and with such encouragement and to the team who planned, cooked and welcomed those who came. It was a joy and privilege to spend time with each person who came.

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Earl as our New Wine intern for the next year taking on the baton from Katie Ward. Katie has been an invaluable asset and blessing to our congregation for the last twelve months and I am certain Lucy will be equally so. Lucy has grown up through AYF and has a wonderful story of God directing her to take on this role. She has been very consciously aware of his guiding, providence and provision as she has navigated this decision. Please take the chance to look out for her at Sunday services and as she sticks her heads into various groups to get a feel for the breadth of ministry our church undertakes. Pray for her own spiritual growth and for the year ahead especially with all the changes as a new Rector takes the helm.

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Alpha Film Series // Promo

Alpha is starting again at Aldridge Parish Church. October 3rd 2018

The Alpha Film Series will take you on an epic journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Find an Alpha near you: http://alpha.org/try If you would...

AYF had THE BEST time ever at camp this year... come and relive the fun and see what w got up to at camp slides tomorrow night, or, if you didn’t come with us, then come see what you missed! Bring your families and friends- all welcome. Tomorrow night 7th Sept, 8pm in the church centre. 🤗

Meanwhile, at Sunday special, armed bandits assaulted a man and legged it. Priests and important people walked on by refusing to help but... you know the rest of the story!

A special time was shared on Sunday morning as Grace and Josh brought baby Arabella to be baptised 🎉

On Saturday we held another very lovely and very sunny Carers’ lunch for 40+ people. It was a privilege to welcome and bless those who came from our community and extended church family. Thank you to the team who planned and prepared the event and cooked such a delicious lunch 🙂

A poignant time was spent tonight as our community gathered one year on to mark and remember the death of James Brindley and continue to pray for his family, friends and for our town.

The manager had a tough time selecting the APC seven aside football team during our morning service -with some controversial decisions!

Tynings Lane Church Aldridge

Please continue your prayers for those affected by the storms yesterday and for Tynings Lane Church as they begin to assess the situation following the flooding. Groups and activities cancelled as a result this week.

Unfortunately the heavy rain has caused significant flooding at the church and number 4. This means all groups and services are suspended till further notice. Keep watching for updates for alternative venues. Thank you to everyone who helped tonight

[05/27/18]   We are pleased to announce that the new Rector of Aldridge will be the Rev Steve Doel, currently Vicar of St John's, Walmley in Sutton Coldfield. Steve is married to Jenny and they have four children, aged from 10-21.

The announcement was made this morning at the Parish church, St Thomas', Tynings Lane and in Steve's own parish of Walmley. The parish reps would like to thank all those who prayed, fasted and supported them in anyway particularly on the day of the interview. All those interviewing feel Steve is the right person to lead us into the future and we look forward to Steve and his family joining us.

The wardens express particular thanks to the reps and those who helped with the interview process, preparing the profile & advert and on the interview day. They also wish to thank the congregation for all their prayer on the day and during the vacancy. Thanks be to God for answered prayer. As a church we can now continue to work and pray together during the remaining months, until and beyond when Steve starts. We do not yet have a date for moving in and licensing but please pray for Steve and his family as they prepare to make this move.

Thanks be to God.

Please do come along to the service at 6.30 this evening. Gavin and some of his team from St Peter’s will be sharing about their work and ministry in Walsall and Gavin will also be leading Communion.

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The church weekend! 4-6th May 2018. And what a glorious time it truly was!

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Hi everyone.

Sincere apologies to all of you who have not received the notice sheet for this week.

While attempting to implement some necessary changes in advance of the GDPR deadline, I seem to have broken MailChimp’s ability to send emails on our behalf.

This has now been remedied, and emails should soon be arriving. You may receive multiple copies now, depending on how your mail server handles these kinds of issue. I apologise if you do.

However, if you usually receive these and do not get it within the next hour or so, please do send me an email on [email protected], or drop me a text on ‭07378 305829‬, and I will look into it further.

You can also download the notices directly here.
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[05/07/18]   The sun is out, and it’s time to enjoy the bank holiday. Please remember that our church office is closed for bank holiday Monday. We reopen as normal tomorrow.

Fun at Open Doors 2018! Because there’s nothing like leaping about like a loon with 80 school children three days in a row!

What a delight to welcome year 4 classes from Walsall Wood, Whetstone Field, Leighswood, Cooper & Jordan and Hydesville Tower Primary schools across the course of three days this week. 230 children in all! We are so grateful to all of the volunteers (at least 20 each day) who gave willingly of their time, enthusiasm and energy. Thanks too to Maxine, Rachel & Katie for all their planning and running of the event. As you can see from the photos we had a fantastic time exploring the church, discovering new things about God and his church, hearing about different kinds of church services, looking at the building and its history, making some awesome crafts and enjoying some energetic worship.

Open Doors 2018

Please join us at Aldridge Church Centre tomorrow for our Spring Plant sale. All welcome.

Tomorrow we are hosting a Plant and Tablestop Sale at Aldridge Church Centre. Join us at the Church Centre at any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and have a great time! Everyone welcome.

[04/21/18]   We are looking forward to welcoming you to church tomorrow morning when a lot of new faces will be taking part in the service. For most of them it is their first brave step to serve and to lead worship so come along and encourage them as they step out for God. Not only will you will be encouraged by their faith and stories, but you will be an encouragement to them. And most of all we have the wonderful privilege of being together as family worshipping the Lord we love. Can't wait to see you there!

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Heidi on BBC Radio WM

Thank you for support Sam and Heidi in their mission to support the Walsall Winter night shelter and Glebe centre. The Winter shelter closed this past weekend for the summer months. Thank you for all the food you donated and sponsorship given to help support the homeless.

This morning Heidi was interviewed on BBC radio WM- you might like to listen!

Heidi interviewed on BBC Radio WM about her 'Heidi's Hundred' fundraising for The Glebe Centre in Walsall: https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/heidishun...

This morning we celebrated together “Christ is risen, he is risen indeed”. Thanks to the many people who took part in the service. Happy Easter to all!

This afternoon we held an Easter fun session for the children from 1:30-3:30pm led by Rachel Butterfield and Janet Lee. During this time our hour at the cross service was also held in church.

Good Friday gathering before the walk of witness.

Good Friday walk of witness

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