The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd John Flitcroft, currently curate at All Saints Four Oaks, as interim minister at St Georges Edgbaston in the Birmingham Archdeaconry. This role is to support the parish as their Vicar becomes the Interim Archdeacon of Birmingham. Bishop David says, ‘it has been great to see John’s development and growth as a curate with us and we have every confidence in this opportunity for him to offer leadership and ministry in a new parish, I am sure you will join me in praying for them all.’ Revd Flitcroft will start on Monday 10th December.
The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of an Interim Archdeacon of Birmingham. Revd Canon Julian Francis currently the Vicar of St George’s Edgbaston will take up the role from 1st December 2018. Bishop David says, ‘I am looking forward to working with Julian to support the mission and ministry of the Birmingham Archdeaconry and know that his considerable experience and wisdom of being a parish priest will be invaluable for his colleagues and churches alike.’ Please join the Bishop in praying for Julian and the Parish in these changes.
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For the Sundays of August the lectionary provides that we read through John Chapter 6 at the 10.30am services. For these four Sundays we will be having four addresses on Jesus the Bread of Life. These will be given by John Cooper, Jenny Uff, Simon Kirby and the vicar.
You will find the combined notes of the four speakers here:
The funeral of CHRISTOPHER GEORGE MILLS 6th October, 1949 - 6th July, 2018, lifelong member of the congregation of this church, and active contributor to the life of this community, will be held at St George's at
1:30 PM on FRIDAY 27th JULY, 2018.
BISHOP MARK SANTER AT ST GEORGE'S FOR CONFIRMATION SERVICE (SERMON AVAILABLE - CLICK CHURCH LIFE THEN SERMON NOTES)
We welcome all visitors today especially Bishop Mark Santer and all candidates for confirmation and their families and friends. If you are new to St George’s please make yourself known to those on duty, and if you would like to, do let us have your details on one of the leaflets (at the table at back of church). After the 10.30am service, please join us for tea and coffee.
We are delighted to report that all the scheduled roof and stonework repairs on the North elevation of the church have been mostly completed and the massive amount of scaffolding required for the projects was removed just in time for the Switching on of the Edgbaston Christmas Lights on 24 November. With the temporary floodlights in place for the festivities highlighting the beauty of the church building, St George's looked absolutely magnificent!
We wish to thank The National Heritage Memorial Fund, our contractors - Midland Conservation Ltd and our architects - Donald Insall Associates and the Trustees of The Jarman Charitable Trust, The Roger & Douglas Turner Trust, The Lord Austin Trust, The GJW Turner Trust, Allchurches Trust Limited, The Grimmit Trust, E Cadbury Charitable Trust, Baron Davenport's Charity and the Bayfield Charitable Trust for making it all possible.
St George’s Church in Edgbaston, Birmingham will benefit from £35,600 to address urgent roof repairs.
St George’s Church successfully applied for the grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.
The church is listed Grade II and is named on the Historic England ‘At Risk’ Register. The church has suffered considerable water ingress over the years as a result of the poor state of the exterior masonry and rainwater goods, particularly on the oldest part of the church [built 1838]. The repair programme will make the church watertight. Repair and maintenance of a safe building is essential if current and expanded community use of this historic building is to continue. Apart from the Anglican parish community, the church is used by two additional worship groups; The United Methodist Church (Zimbabwean origin) and The Debre Kidus Amanuel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church both of which have very large congregations with many young families.
All the users of the church, worship groups and other community users, including artistic presenters are so very grateful for this substantial donation towards the continuing repairs and maintenance of this historic and well-loved church which is recognised as an heritage feature of the Edgbaston ‘village’.
This money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9million to 401 historic places of worship across the UK. The fund was launched by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 and the funding package has now seen a total of 903 places of worship across the UK receive a share of £55million.
The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
A full list of awards across the UK can be found at www.gov.uk/dcms or www.lpowroof.org.uk