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What's On?

We have a wide range of social and community based activities. Please see our weekly noticesheet for updates.


You’re very welcome to any or all of these activities – please contact the Parish Office for more details.

Welcome Cafe: Tuesday mornings, 10am - 11:30am in Church House*, B90 2AX. Drop in for a cuppa, a chat and a piece of cake (gluten-free option available). Come with a friend or just bring yourself - there's always someone to chat to. 

Part of the Places of Welcome network.

Happening next: Every Tuesday

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Jimmy Tots: Stay and play for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers. Toys, snacks, drinks, outdoor play area, singing, chat.

Friday mornings 10 - 11:30am in Church House, B90 2AX. Please phone 0121 745 8896 to book a place

Happening next:  Fridays in term-time.

Nordic Walking: Whether you like striding out or ambling along, using walking poles or not using walking poles, there will be someone to walk (and chat) with. 

It's helpful if you can let Jan know if you are coming.  077903 77210 or

Happening next: Please contact Jan or the Parish Office.

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Craft Club: Alternate Tuesday mornings, 11:45am, following the Welcome Cafe. Explore a range of crafts, with chance to have a go under expert guidance.

Open to absolutely everyone!

Happening next: Please see the weekly notice sheet

Ploughman's Lunch : Alternate Wednesdays at 12 noon in Church House.  A simple lunch of bread, cold meat/cheese and salad, followed by a delicious pudding. And of course, plenty of chat! Everyone welcome - please contact the Parish Office to book your place.

Happening next:  Please see the weekly notice sheet

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Mothers' Union : First Wednesday of every month at 2pm in Church House.  Everyone welcome!

Contact details:

Linda Pitt          0121 744 6777

Liz Yates           0121 744 6416

Susan Knight     0121 744 6298

St James' Churchyard working group: Wednesday mornings during spring, summer and autumn from 10am for 1-2 hours. Everyone welcome to join this friendly group maintaining St James' Churchyard for the benefit of all - visitors and wildlife. Please see here to find out more about what we are currently working on.

Happening next: please contact the Parish Office

Shirley Parish Book Club: Each book is chosen by one of our members - we usually have 5-6 weeks per book.

We're always on the lookout for new members. 

Happening next: Please see the weekly notice sheet


Sunday Lunch Club: If Sunday is a quiet day for you, then this may be for you! Join with others in Church House for a delicious lunch in good company. Contact Jan Dalton on 07969 326531for more information, or to book your place.

Happening next: Please see the weekly notice sheet

Messy Church: Get creative with the Creator! Glue and worship for everyone!

Every third Saturday, 10am - 11:30am in St James' Church

More info here. 

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