Welcome

For the Parish Office please call 0121 705 5350 or email office@solihullparish.org,uk Urgent clergy support, Simon Marshall 0121 704 4730 or Sue Chandler 07970 791288.

Worship

Mask wearing unless exemptions apply and hand sanitising upon arrival. Thank-you for your continued support.

Sunday 5 December 2nd Sunday in Advent

St Alphege Church 8am Said Eucharist, 9.15am The Junction in the Oliver Bird Hall, Sung Eucharist 10.30am & Evensong at 5pm.

St Helen’s Church – 10am Eucharist Service & St Michael’s – 10.30am Eucharist, Sharmans Cross School.

Our fundraising focus this week is for the Diocese of Birmingham Malawi Fund, to donate click on this link: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/malawi

Sunday 12: The Children’s Society https://givealittle.co/campaigns/thechildrenssociety

Sunday 19: SCAH (Solihull Churches Action on Homelessness) https://givealittle.co/campaigns/SCAH

Sunday 28th November – Advent Sunday

Here is a link to this morning’s service.  Please click here. 

One Light, One Vision – special parish service

New Appointment

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Martin Thomas as our new Director of Music and Organist at St Alphege, Solihull. 

Christopher Martin Thomas studied at Bristol University, Berliner Kirchenmusikschule, Cambridge University and Kings College London. His tutors included Nigel Davison, Karl Hochreither, Renate Zimmermann, Michael Overbury and Nicholas Danby (organ); Martin Berhmann (choral conducting) and Anita Marvin (voice). Currently Music Director at St.John the Baptist, Keynsham, and vocal coach at St.John’s Junior School, Christopher held similar church appointments at Waltham Abbey, St.John’s Hyde Park, St.Mary’s Wimbledon and Holy Trinity Geneva. During these appointments he conducted visiting choirs in the cathedrals of Geneva, St.Paul’s, Worcester, Southwark and Orvieto; and at Beverley Minster and Christchurch Priory. He also conducted the Schola Cantorum of St.Ignatius College at a mass in St.Peter’s Basilica, Rome, in 2004; and in 2014 he conducted masterclasses with the Tchaikovsky Chamber Choir of Izhevsk (Tchaikovsky’s birthplace) and with the Udmurtia Girls’ Choir. Christopher also teaches music privately, and has held school music directorships in Derby and London, directing musicals including The Sound of Music, Oliver and Les Misérables.  

Christopher is also active as composer and lecturer, having been invited as visiting lecturer to the Royal Academy of Music, London Bach Festival and London School of Theology. Much more about him can be seen and heard on his website: www.octavaconsort.org

Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

Performances take place at 1.10pm-2pm in St Alphege Church. Free to attend and all are welcome. Refreshments and cakes are available from 12.30pm. Performers are listed on this page.