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Welcome to Shirley Parish

Welcome.... and thank you for visiting the Shirley Parish website. Here you will find lots of information about who we are and what we do. Please explore - and get in touch - we would love to hear from you!

Please note our office email has recently changed to

Our Worship Services

At St John's:

9am: 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays 

3:30pm (Nov - March)5th Sunday (6pm Apr - Sept) 

At St James':

8am: 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays

10:30am: Every Sunday

3:30pm: 1st Sunday (Nov - Mar) 

9am: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

10:30am: Every Thursday

At Christ the King:

10:30am: 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays

At St James':

10am: 3rd Saturdays - Messy Church


For the full service pattern please see here.


If you're not able to join us in person for our Parish Eucharist service at St James this week, you may like to watch our livestream. Please click here from 10:25am on Sunday 3rd December.

The same link will take you to a recording after the service.

Private Prayer

The St James' Church Building is usually open for private prayer each day,

10am - 4pm.

We sometimes have services or events in the building during these times, which may mean it is not available for private prayer. Please contact 0121 745 8896 on weekday mornings if you wish to check.

News and Updates

We have lots happening in our churches over the Christmas period.

Please click here to see all the times and details!


Plans are well under way for our annual Christmas Tree Festival, taking place this year from Thu 7th to Sunday 10th December in St James' Church. Check out the times, and the special activities on Saturday 9th December, by clicking here

Then make sure you get it into your diary!

Keep up to date with our Pod Project to install a simple kitchenette and toilet in St James. Find out more, including how you can get involved, by clicking here.

Our weekly notice sheet and the prayers and readings for our

live-streamed Sunday Worship are here.

The Parish Magazine for December 2023 is available here.

Previous editions of the Magazine are here.


Please click on one of the images below to take you straight to that page.

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A prayer for the planet


God of justice and compassion,
we cry to you for the future of planet Earth.
We repent with tears
for our failure to manage its resources fairly
and for our short-sighted greed and selfishness.
Stir up in us and our leaders at this time,
a new determination to act
for the good of the poorest among us,
and for the blessing of all creation.


Martyn Payne


Be Still..... and pray


May the Love of Christ surround us

The Light of Christ lead us

The Peace of Christ fill us

The Power of Christ aid us

The Joy of Christ thrill us

The Presence of Christ

Be with us evermore.


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