We are blessed with a rich and varied liturgical life and hold many special services throughout the year (in addition to our normal Sunday and weekday services):
Advent Carol Service at the beginning of Advent (late November /early December);
At Christmas – Christmas Carol services, Christingle, Crib services, Midnight Mass, worship on Christmas Day; Epiphany Carol Service on the Sunday nearest to 6th January.
Ash Wednesday Eucharist during which people are invited to have an ash cross marked on their forehead;
Stations of the Cross during Lent; Palm Sunday procession; often starting in the town centre.
Holy Week – Maundy Thursday eucharist of the Last Supper which includes foot washing and the Watch;
Good Friday – All Age service; Ecumenical Walk of Witness; Service at the foot of the Cross;
The Easter Vigil and the First Eucharist of Easter on Holy Saturday.
Services on Easter Sunday including Said, All Age and Choral Eucharists; festal Choral Evensong with Blessing of the Light.
Patronal Festivals including St Alphege on 19th April.
Admission of First Communicants and Confirmation around Pentecost.
Choir Sunday; Harvest services; All Souls’ Day including our New Door Service for the families of those who have died this year.
We hold a Civic Service in June during which the Mayor and all the Councillors of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council are commissioned and prayed for.
On Remembrance Sunday, we hold a Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial outside St Alphege Church, followed by a service inside the church.
All members of the public are welcome at these services.