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Wine Tasting

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Wine Tasting at Connolly’s - Friday evening 29th September 2017. Meet at 7.00pm at Connolly’s, Dovehouse Parade
379 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1BQ. An event organised by Christian Men Together in Solihull.
Learn to distinguish good wines in good company, with the opportunity to buy wines at a discount.
Cost - £20 each
Friends welcome.

Please book with or ask for more information from one of the following:
St Alphege - grahamresmith@blueyonder.co.uk
St Helen - philcgodfrey@btinternet.com
St Michael - arwilliams@dial.pipex.com
Junction - junction@solihullparish.org.uk
or ring 07714 750210 to discuss or for late booking.

Chorister for the Day - Boys 23rd Sept, Girls 30th Sept.

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On Saturday 23rd September, boys in Year 3 and above from all over the Solihull borough are invited to take part in a rare opportunity to experience the life of a cathedral chorister for the day.  St Alphege Church in Solihull is lucky enough to be one of the few parish churches in the country that still possesses separate choirs of girls and boys and is able to offer an education similar to that of places like King’s College, Cambridge.  Girls have their own opportunity the following weekend, on Saturday 30th September.
The day includes singing and music theory games, plus fun activities, as well as a chance to explore the church and learn more about the lives of our current choristers at St Alphege.  Parents are welcome to stay for as much of the day as they wish, though adult supervision will be in place so parents are not obliged to stay.  The session for boys (on 23rd September) will run from 2pm to 5pm, with families invited to return in time to hear a service of Choral Evensong at 4.30pm.  The girls’ session (on Saturday 30th) takes place from 9.30am to 12.15pm, with families invited to return to hear a service at 11.45am.  Refreshments will be provided. 
If your child is lively, articulate and is willing to learn, then do make contact with us.  Places are limited and the days are popular, so if your child would like to attend please contact the Director of Music, Joe Cooper on 07935 962677 or email

Silent Movie Night - 7th October

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On Saturday 7th October, The Friends of St Alphege Music will be offering a special cinema experience with a difference with our Silent Movie Night. We will be showing the 1922 silent horror film ‘Nosferatu’ starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok, together with live, improvised organ accompaniment from internationally acclaimed organist, Alex Mason.
Nosferatu is universally recognised as one of the best horror films of all time, and has a key place in the history of cinema. It is an unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the production house was sued over its release and ordered to destroy all copies of the film. Fortunately for the history of cinema it was an order that could not be enforced, and a few copies remained.
Refreshments and a licensed bar will be available.  Doors and bar open at 7pm, the film starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children.  Tel 0121 704 9388.

St Alphege Beer Festival - Saturday 21st October 2017 - Oktoberfest

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Following the success of our last two Beer Festivals, we are delighted to announce the third St Alphege Beer Festival which will take place on Saturday 21st October in the Oliver Bird Hall from 12 noon to 10pm.  A selection of real ales and ciders will be served.  There will also be alternative drinks such as wine and soft drinks.  Plenty of refreshments will be on sale, and a programme of musical entertainment is planned throughout the day.  Tickets are £5 for adults, on the door, to include a souvenir beer glass.  Under 18s are admitted free of charge.
Thank you to all our sponsors, both corporate and private.  Please email with any queries.