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St Alphege Patronal Festival

posted 6 Apr 2016, 10:12 by Solihull Parish

The patronal festival of St Alphege will be celebrated during the weekend of 16-17 April.


On the Saturday (11.00am to 2.30pm) there will be a number of events  inside and on the forecourt of St Alphege Church,  including a BBQ, sale of cakes and flowers, and refreshments.  There will be guides available for the assistance of visitors. 


The services on Sunday 17th will reflect the patronal theme. The Archdeacon of Aston will preach at the 09.15 and 11.00 eucharists and there will be a festal evensong at 6.30pm.


St Alphege was an Archbishop of Canterbury who was killed by the invading Danes in 1012 AD when he refused to allow his impoverished flock to raise money for his ransom. Alphege is remembered as a martyr for social justice and one who reconciled divided peoples. His feast day is 19 April.


Inquiries: Stephen Linstead (0121 705 1376 or 07746 796 989).