Previous News and Updates


23rd Dec - Our Midnight service is online this year! We hope you can join us from the comfort and safety of your own home. See here for details.


22nd Dec - Our Crib Service is now available on YouTube. Suitable for all the family!


10th Dec - Rev Paul Day was licensed as Vicar of Shirley on Tuesday 8th. You can watch the recording of the service on YouTube. The Archdeacon of Birmingham's sermon can be found here and the service order here.

1st Dec: See here for the amazing entries to our Christmas Tree Art Competition, and to find out who won....


6th Dec: Many thanks to all who contributed to the Unconventional Christmas Fayre. The current total raised is around £1,150, with money still coming in. And even more importantly, lots of people have been involved and had fun doing so. Big thanks to Kate Crocker and her team for making it all happen. 

COVID-19 update (30th Nov)

In line with national directions we will be recommencing short, said Parish-wide services of Holy Communion in the St James Church building on Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 10:30am, from Sunday 6th December. Pre-booking is essential - please click here for details.

The St James building will continue to be open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm .

Our online and on-the-phone services will continue. Please click on the Sunday at Home picture below for more details.


30th Nov: Our annual memorial service to remember loved ones who are no longer with us is now available on our YouTube channel here (please select from the options available). The words will come up on the screen if you enable subtitles, or you can download a copy of the service from here. The talk is available here. We suggest that you have a candle available to light at the appropriate part of the service in memory of your loved one. 

The service has been prepared in collaboration with Braggs Funeral Directors.


11th Nov: Christmas Prayer Chain - see here to find out how to get involved in praying for each other and the parish over Advent and Christmas.

3rd Nov: Rev Paul has written  to everyone who is part of Shirley Parish with some thoughts on how we can respond positively to the second lockdown. Please see the letter here.

22nd Oct: New Vicar for Shirley Parish. The Parish Wardens are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Day to the post of Vicar to Shirley Parish.  Read the full statement here, or watch on YouTube here.

21st Oct: Plans are underway for the St James Christmas Fayre, taking place from 14th - 21st November. Click here to see what's happening, and to find out how to place your orders. 

7th Sept: Church of England Birmingham asked us to make a video about what we've been doing during lockdown. You can see it here .

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