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Faith – the Art of Unease?

On Saturday 5 October 2019, from 10am-4pm, we welcome the Revd Canon Mark Oakley to The Church at Carrs Lane to lead a day of lectures on the theme Faith … the Art of Unease? Mark is a theologian, poet, author, broadcaster, campaigner and inspiring speaker. The programme for the day begins with registration at 10am followed by a Welcome and Introduction at 10.30am.

Lectures include:

  • The collage of God: faith, doubt and guessing at God
  • Poetry: The native language of faith
  • Are you sitting comfortably? The art of unease and the spiritual life

Bookings opened on 1 May 2019. Cost: £15 per person.

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Coffee on Fridays!

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

You will be very welcome!

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Gathering Feedback

During June 2019 we will be trialling 5 different layouts of the notices and receiving feedback on which one people prefer. If you’d like to take part, keep an eye on this page for more information!

Good Friday Walk of Witness

Birmingham Churches Together marked Good Friday with a Walk of Witness through the city, starting with worship at The Church at Carrs Lane.


Forthcoming musical events

Music at The Church at Carrs Lane

Details of upcoming music events will appear here.

Previous events have featured:

  • The National Flute Orchestra ( )
  • The former Central England Ensemble
  • Birmingham Schools’ Recorder Ensemble & Birmingham Schools’ Recorder Sinfonia
  • The Midland Chamber Players
  • The Bacanu Quartet
  • ‘Romanesca Tre’ Recorder Trio
  • ‘Contrasts’ Piano Trio
  • Lesley Morson (Oboe), Liz Wrighton (Flute) & Sara Wilander (Piano)
  • Sandy Hay (Flute), Anne Hagyard (Oboe) & Jo Sealey (Piano)
  • The Robson Piano Duo
  • Kevin Robson & Hiroko Ueno (Piano Duets)
  • Jill Crossland (Piano)
  • David Joyce (Violin) & Richard Silk (Piano)
  • Anna Downes (Violin) & Tony Bridgewater (Piano)
  • Ruth Henley (Cello) & Ilya Chetverikov (Piano)
  • ‘Bell on the Ivory Tower’ Trumpet & Piano Duo
  • Martha Thompson (Flute) & Dan Bovey (Guitar)
  • Stella Seaton-Sims (Mezzo-Soprano) & Michael Jones (Piano)
  • Ian Howarth (Baritone) & Bernard Tan (Piano)
  • Piano, Voice and Strings Students of Birmingham Conservatoire
  • African drumming workshops