Welcome to Shirley Parish
Welcome.... and thank you for visiting the Shirley Parish website.
On this website 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
If you're not able to join us in person for this week's Worship 4 Everyone service at St James, you may like to watch our livestream. Please click here from 10:20am on Sunday 25th February.
After the service the same link will take you to a recording.
News and Updates
During Lent we will be thinking about the various ways each one of us, both as individuals and as the church, can live out our Christian faith. We'll be doing this through a series of daily readings and weekly conversations based on our Conversations and Considerations booklet, which is available in all our churches. Or you can access a digital copy here.
Could you be our new Parish Administration Manager?
We're looking for someone to support the Vicar and the rest of the team by taking responsibility for running the Parish Office.
Please click here to find out more about the role and what it involves, and then get in touch by Monday 4th March.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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 March 2024 is available here.
Previous editions of the Magazine are here.
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.
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.