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Mon. 7 Sept. 7.30pm. Collation Service for St. Chad’s new vicar Rev’d Jonathan Nicholas.


Mon. 7 Sept. 7.30pm. Collation Service for St. Chad’s new vicar Rev’d Jonathan Nicholas.  Refreshments available. Please follow and like us:

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HANSONS. AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS.


HANSONS. AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS. Free antique valuation Days in Sutton Coldfield at St. Chad’s Church. Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 7SN.  On Tuesdays 10am till 2pm. 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December. Bring along your Antiques, Jewellery, Gold, … Continue reading

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CHURCHES TOGETHER PRAYER AND PRAISE


meets at Falcon Lodge Chapel in Reddicap Heath Road on the 2nd Tuesday every month at 10.30am for coffee followed by prayers 10.45 – 12 noon.  Anyone interested in coming will be warmly welcome.  Next meeting will be on 11th … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 5th July 2015.


Sermon for Sunday 5th July 2015. Readings: Ezekiel 2:1-5; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13. We are in a time of new beginnings, traditionally that time of year when deacons and priests are ordained and embark upon a new stage in … Continue reading

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St.Chad’s new vicar has been announced. 14-07-2015.


The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Vicar of St Chad’s Sutton Coldfield. Rev’d Jonathan Nicholas has been offered and accepted the post (subject to completion of a DBS form) which he will take … Continue reading

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Email from Fr. Joel about the Malawi Orphans 27-05-2015.


Fr. Joel said that he had gratefully received the donation of £1150 sent in March 2015 to the Living Bread Organisation which cares for the orphans in the Zomba district by fostering them out to families whose only financial support … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th July 2015


I felt fantastic walking to church this morning and catching up with everyone’s news.  I sat in my usual row and soon started to feel the emissions from nearby phones.  Six people when approached were glad to turn them off, although some … Continue reading

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Fun Run in Sutton on Sunday 31st May 2015.


Sunday 31 May: due to traffic diversions for the Great Midlands Fun Run in central Sutton Coldfield, we expect very heavy traffic along Hollyfield Road.  Please allow extra journey time if driving to church on that day. Please follow and … Continue reading

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More About the Deanery Pilgrimage 9th May 2015


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Saturday 16th May 2015. Extravaganza Concert at St. Chad’s.


Click the link below to see the photos of a brilliant evening of Eurovision Song Contest songs, sung by St. Chad’s Singing Group.  The hall was packed out and £575 was raised for Church funds. However, a huge thank you … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 10th May 2015


The sermon below was based on the OT reading: Isaiah 55:1-11; NT reading: Acts 10:44-48 and Gospel reading: John 15:9-17.  Click on the date above if necessary then the link below to read this sermon by Tim Dawe. Navigator to heaven May15 *** … Continue reading

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Saturday 9th May 2015 Deanery Pilgrimage to the Cathedral.


This day saw Sutton Coldfield deanery’s turn to take part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of Birmingham Cathedral.  Pilgrim journeys of various sorts took place to culminate in sharing food and worship at the cathedral between 4:30-6:30 pm.  Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Thank you for turning off your phones in church. Monday 11th May 2015.


Some of you may be wondering why this request has been made on the service sheet.  Obviously it is distracting when people’s phones go off in the middle of a service but more importantly there are other arguments for doing … Continue reading

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Sat. 13th June 4pm. Messy Church.


Please note that the date of Messy Church has changed to 13th June.  Click on the date and title above then on ‘Messy church Poster’ words when they appear. Messy church Poster Please follow and like us:

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April 2015 eNewsletter from Birmingham Churches Together


Click on the date and title then on the link below to see  the newsletter. http://birminghamchurchestogether.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/32673606858B1 CF52540EF23F30FEDED/E3286CB8C64E17F6DCCB6820C4466A74 Please follow and like us:

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Tues. 5 May 7.00pm to 9.30pm SUTTON COLDFIELD HUSTINGS


Tues. 5 May 7.00pm to 9.30pm  SUTTON COLDFIELD HUSTINGS at Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1TF. Eco-Sutton, Birmingham Friends of the Earth, Equality West Midlands and Birmingham Jubilee Debt Campaign with Sutton Parliamentary candidates Richard Brighton-Knight … Continue reading

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Spring Afternoon Tea. Saturday 21-03-2015


Thank you to all the people  who helped and supported the tea.  £420 was raised for church funds and Malawi orphans.  Click on the title above then when it appears click the link below to see the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/13668983@N05/sets/72157651431839516/ Please … Continue reading

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21st January 2015. Recipients of St. Chad’s Donation to Malawi.


Below you will be able to see the recipients of the food that St. Chad’s donation in December 2014 to Fr. Joel and the Living Bread Organisation has provided. Fr. Joel says “Here we pray for your family being our … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 1st February 2015.


Who Knows? Amongst the bustle, the crowds, the noises, few people notice just one more young  poor couple with a new born baby. Quietly unannounced, the Messiah long foretold by the prophets and long hoped for by a nation slips … Continue reading

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Wednesday 4th February 2015. A Diocesian Event Coming Soon.


Diocesan event: A Recipe for Life with Archbishop Justin Welby in Birmingham. Click on the date and title above to get the link, then click on that: http://www.cofebirmingham.com/events/view/a-recipe-for-life/ Please follow and like us:

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Wednesday 4th February 2015. Call from Birmingham Diocese re Malawi Floods.


This link below is from Birmingham Diocese requesting support for the Malawi floods. http://www.cofebirmingham.com/news/2015/01/23/bishop-calls-us-pray-and-act-malawi-floods/ Fr. Joel said in January 2015 that a lot of people’s property has been destroyed because of this.  However, Grace the grandmother with 11 grandchildren to … Continue reading

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20th January 2015. Birmingham Churches Together.


Find out about Birmingham Cathedral’s 24-hour prayer event on the weekend 24-25 January by clicking on the title above then the link below. http://birminghamchurchestogether.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/172675CEFC65 DAA02540EF23F30FEDED/E3286CB8C64E17F6DCCB6820C4466A74 Please follow and like us:

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Sunday 21st December 2014. The Nativity.


The congregation were treated to a rendering of the Nativity story by the Sunday School children which was a delight to experience.  Great fun; thank you to the parents and Sunday School helpers for all their work.  Click the link … Continue reading

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Carols by Candlelight Sunday 21st December 2014.


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Tuesday 9th December 2014. Email from Fr. Joel thanking St. Chad’s for their donation In November.


Hi Paul and St. Chad’s, Thanks we have received funds for food and other items for sure the orphans and elderly will enjoy the Christmas festive and as we celebrate this wonderful season you should feel proud that you have … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 7th December 2014.


Isaiah 64:1-9 – God’s mighty acts, yet the people are silent because God has withdrawn – and sin has tainted the relationship. “There is no one who calls on your name, or attempts to take hold of you; for you … Continue reading

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Saturday 6th December 2014. The Vaughan Singers’ Concert.


This fund raising event was very successful.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and refreshments.  At the last count £350 was raised for the church and our charity the Malawi Orphans.  Thank you to the Vaughan Singers themselves who do … Continue reading

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Luxury Christmas Hamper.


Luxury Xmas Hamper.   Tickets with a chance to win this hamper are on sale in church from Janet Scotcher .  Tickets are £2 each or 3 for  £5.  The draw will take place after the Carols by Candlelight Service on … Continue reading

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Saturday 22nd November 2014. Xmas Fair at St. Chad’s.


This was a huge success, probably because of good advertising of the event.  Also thank you very much to all the people who helped organise the event.  It was a great achievement. The latest count shows that £1535 were raised; … Continue reading

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Midweek Communion Every Wednesday at 10.30am.


For more information click on this title above when the pointing finger icon shows; then again when the words below appear. MIDWEEK COMMUNION Please follow and like us:

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CAROL SINGING on the WARDS at GOOD HOPE HOSPITAL


CAROL SINGING on the WARDS at GOOD HOPE HOSPITAL This annual Christmas event is taking place on Wednesday 17 December. If you’re interested in joining in, please contact Angela Butts, Volunteer Adviser for Good Hope Hospital on 0121 424 7379 … Continue reading

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Angie Butt’s marriage to Richard 30th October.


This was a very happy occasion at St. Chad’s on Thursday afternoon.  The ceremony was conducted by Rev’d John Routh.  Many of St. Chad’s congregation joined Richard and Angie and their family in the church hall to celebration. See more … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 26th October 2014.


The Great Commandment. 26-10-2014 Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18;  1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46. May I be helped to speak in the name of the Living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.              ‘You shall love the Lord your God with … Continue reading

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23-10-2014 Birmingham Churches Together eNewsletter.


Birmingham Churches Together eNewsletter is available by clicking  on ‘enews’; or http://www.birminghamchurches.org.uk/our-newsletter/ Please follow and like us:

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Sermon for Sunday 12th October 2014.


Sermon for Sunday 12th October 2014. Who are the People of God? Matthew 22: 1-14 St. Chad’s is entering what is often called in business-speak a ‘challenging time’. I occasionally hear senior clergy refer to an interregnum as a time … Continue reading

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18th October 2014. Barn Dance.


Below is a link to photos and video of the barn dance at St. Chad’s church.  If you were there, you might be able to see yourself; if you weren’t there see what you were missing.  It was fantastic fun.  … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 5th October 2014.


Sunday 5th October 2014. Sermon.  Are We Good Tenants? Matthew 21: 33-end There is a programme on channel 5 or 5 Star, or something similar, called “World’s Most Dangerous Jobs”. Some of the things people do are truly terrifying, all … Continue reading

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Sunday 28th September 2014. Our Harvest Festival & Family Service.


This was a lovely, lively, well-attended service; a pleasure to have been a part of.  The church was beautifully decorated and abundant with harvest gifts. Click on the link below to see the photos.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/13668983@N05/sets/72157647753484670/ As part of the theme … Continue reading

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Sunday 7th September 2014. Rev’d Edwina’s Last Service.


Edwina’s last service before she retires went very well indeed.  All at St. Chad’s wish Edwina and her husband Derek a long and happy time in retirement.  Click the date above then the link below to see the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/13668983@N05/?saved=1 *** … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 31st August 2014.


‘When the Going gets Tough’.  Sunday 31st August 2014.  Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Matthew 16:21-28. It is one of those sayings that for some reason get stuck in the subconscious and rears its head at odd moments.  I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Monday 1st September 2014. Our newest member of St. Chad’s.


Our newest member of St. Chad’s paid us a visit yesterday.  He is called ‘Arlo’ .  He was only born on Tuesday 26 August 2014 so had to be accompanied by his proud parents Olivia and Jonathan.  As you can … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 17th August 2014


Being different and Attitude.    Matthew 15v 21-28.  Sunday 17th August 2014. Quote. A businessman was horrified to see a fisherman lying beside his boat, smoking a pipe. ‘Why aren’t you fishing’ he said. ‘Because I have caught enough fish for … Continue reading

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3rd August 2014. News of the Malawi Orphans.


3-8-2014. News of Malawi Orphans. After the news in Father Joel’s last email about the elderly grandmother who has ten grandchildren to look after and had lost her house in recent storms, donations were made to help out with the … Continue reading

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Sermon for Sunday 27th July 2014.


Choose Wisely, Choose To Put God and His Kingdom First. 27 July 2014     I Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52      Bit stingy of God just to give Solomon one wish!  Doesn’t God know it’s traditional to grant people … Continue reading

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29-07-2014 The Table Top Sale at St. Chad’s.


The Table Top Sale occurred on Saturday 26th July without much advertising unfortunately, but it did raise £430.  The work of the members of St. Chad’s congregation who helped to set up in the morning, who organised the kitchen and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Tea at St. Chad’s on Sunday 13th July 2014


The tea was lively and enjoyable.  All of the tables were full.  £432 was raised for church funds and Malawi orphans, our charity.  Click the link below to see the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/13668983@N05/with/14642805351 *** Please follow and like us:

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What Sunday School Learnt Today. 6th July 2014


Sunday 6th July 2014. At Sunday School the children enjoyed being taught the song: Be Bold Be Strong.  All of the words can be found at the following website: http://worshipworkshop.org.uk/songs-and-hymns/hymns/be-bold,-be-strong/ A sung version can be heard at the following website: … Continue reading

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Service Sheet for Sunday 22nd & 29th June & 3rd July 2014.


Service sheet previews. 22-06-2014 First Sunday after Trinity 29-06-2014 2nd Sunday after Trinity 03-07-2014 3rd Sunday after Trinity   Please follow and like us:

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Service Sheet for Sunday 15th June 2014. Trinity Sunday.


Here are the services and events for the forthcoming week. 15-06-2014 Trinity Sunday Please follow and like us:

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9th June 2014. Photos of Clothes Distribution in Malawi from the B’ham Diocesan Container sent to Malawi in March 2014.


The Birmingham Diocesan Container has arrived in Malawi and Fr. Joel has received all that was donated to his community by St. Chad’s Church Congregation. Fr. Joel personally goes to deliver the clothes to each of the recipients.  Click the … Continue reading

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