Taizé Weekend: Hidden Treasure

In cooperation with the local churches of the city, the international and interdenominational Taizé Community will be leading a young adult gathering in Birmingham over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 28 April – 1 May, 2017.

A regular common prayer for all participants will be at the heart of the weekend. Brother Alois, prior of the community, will speak at some of the evening prayers.
In 10 host neighbourhoods of the city, people of different churches are working in teams to prepare accommodation and the morning programme for participants. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, there will be workshops, forums and visits, on a wide variety of subjects.

For more details, see: http://www.taize.fr/en_article20934.html

Heritage Boards

The new Heritage Boards are now in place on the green at the back of the church. They tell the story of this place of Christian worship, a story that began more than 350 years ago!

There’s more…come and see them for yourself!

Easter Worship

Ballet at Carrs Lane

With the support of the Westhill Endowment, Elmhurst School for Dance has developed an outreach project called ‘Light’ which uses the medium of dance to explore the spirit that binds all people together.   Its aim is to encourage understanding and harmony between different faith groups and to challenge extremist and fundamentalist views through the dance itself and the opportunity for guided discussion with students which follows.

The ballet was performed after the service at Carrs Lane on Sunday 29th January, to a very responsive audience. The dancing was beautiful and the opportunity to ask questions of students after their performance was much appreciated.   They were truly a credit to themselves and to their teachers.

Well done to Elmhurst and thank you to Westhill for supporting such a worthwhile project!



Recording of 2016 Lectures in Radical Christian Faith



Carrs Lane Lectures in Radical Christian Faith 2016


A 2-CD set of the October 2016 Conference with Revd Dr Robert Reiss and Julie Grove:

Talks on Bishop John Shelby Spong’s 2016 book. ‘Biblical Literalism – A Gentile Heresy’

Also included, a 2-DVD set of ‘Jack’ Spong talking about this book in Windsor in 2015.

Total cost £15.00 including post & packing, from

Chris Avis, 37 Clifton Road, Exeter, EX1 2BN

(Cheques payable to C. Avis)

Or order via Paypal, paying to chris.avis1@tiscali.co.uk

If required, the packaged CDs and DVDs can be purchased separately:

£8 for the conference CDs and £10 for the Windsor DVDs.



Forthcoming musical events

Music at The Church at Carrs Lane

Concert Programme 2017:

Friday 24th March 2017, 19:30-21:30:
As part of an upcoming tour, Ruth Henley (cello) will perform a new cello sonata by Paul Henley, along with rarely-performed works by Rachmaninov and others.
Ticket information and further details to follow.

Further events will be announced shortly.

Coffee on Fridays

Coffee dropin from Gill-1

Come and join us for coffee and a chat on Friday mornings between 10.30 am and 12 noon.

You will be very welcome!