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Churches Together in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath invite you to a General Election Hustings. Monday 9 December at 7.30pm in St John’s Hall. There will be candidates from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties. Please do come along and...

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Church Staff Vacancies

The PCC has unanimously agreed to the recruitment of a full time Church Operations Manager and two part-time administrator and communication facilitator posts. The current Office Manager’s role has grown into one of overseeing our facilities and systems. We are very...

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Alpha Course

Starts Thursday 23 January in the function room at the Red Lion on Knowle High Street. A great opportunity for people to learn more about Jesus Christ in an informal atmosphere. Please be thinking about who you can invite to come on this course – you are welcome to...

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Other News

Stepping Stones Nativity

Stepping Stones Pre-school welcomes and invites any of the congregation to the dress rehearsal of their Christmas Nativity tomorrow, Monday 9 December, at 11.15am in St John’s Hall.

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Mothers’ Union

Why not join us on Thursday 12 December at 1.45pm in the Guild House and begin Christmas with drama, carols and readings before enjoying a mince pie with tea and coffee.  All welcome to what promises to be an entertaining afternoon.

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Wednesday Holy Communion on 18 December

Please note that Wednesday at 10 Holy Communion will be held in the lower Guild House on Wednesday 18 December.  Church is unavailable on that date as it is being used for the school Christmas services.

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Cobbles Christmas Dates

Saturday 21 December - drinks and mince pies (our loyal bakers have a week off). Saturday 28 December - closed. Cobbles is open on Saturday 4 January 2020 as usual. .

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– any size, no lid required, needed by the Children’s Team. Please drop off at the Parish Office by 10 December. Filling of shoe boxes for the Crib Services - Tuesday 10 December from 7pm -9pm in the Guild House. Do join us!

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Calling all Instrumentalists!

If you play a woodwind, brass, or string instrument would you like to play some carols at our Carol Services on 15 December? Music will be provided and you should be around Grade 3 standard and above. There will be just one rehearsal at 11am on 15 December in church....

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid week was well supported by the churches in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, and raised £10,025.87. There is now a need for a Joint Area Coordinator to replace George Adam. This is not an onerous task, but essential to the success of the week. Working...

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Christmas Day Lunch

Knowle Parish Church will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch in St John’s Hall from 12.30 to 3.30pm. There will be festive fare, music and quizzes! The cost is £10, and tickets are available from David and Annette Pickering, Carolyn Cornfield or the Parish Office. David...

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Congratulations …

 to Eric Lyons Butchers! Winners of the Solihull Chamber of Trade outstanding small business shop of the year. Also Finalists in the National Butcher’s shop of the year awards at the London Hilton. With many thanks for all their generosity to the church and this...

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Can you help?

Old sleeping bags, socks, gloves, hats, scarves and coats (or anything you feel would be beneficial to a homeless person as temperatures fall) can be dropped into Taylors Funerals, 7 Station Approach Dorridge, and they will take to ‘Shelter’ for distribution before...

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 needed to cook an occasional meal for families with new babies. Please contact Fiona Clouston-Smith on 07454 805436.

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Youth and Children’s Team News

Sixth form lunches at Penny’s Youth Cafe:  these continue Monday-Thursday until 19 December.  12.30-1.30pm. All Year 12 and 13 students are welcome to bring in their own food.  Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Frozen Christmas Ball - Thursday 19...

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