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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.