Peterson Toscano and Ruth Wilde

Welcoming a new URC minister

Revd Cristina Cipriani was ordained and inducted into the Joint Pastorate of The Church at Carrs Lane and Digbeth-in-the-Field URC on Saturday 21st July at 2pm.   The service was led by Revd Steve Faber, Moderator of the West Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church.

We warmly welcome Cristina and look forward to sharing our church life with her.

Download a copy of the order of service here: Ordination & Induction, 21 Jul 2018, Order of Service – FINAL

CANCELLED Lectures in Radical Christian Faith 2018 with Richard Holloway

Carrs Lane Lectures in Radical Christian Faith 2018: CANCELLED

It is with the greatest regret that we have cancelled the Carrs Lane Lectures’ day on Saturday 6th October 2018.  Sadly Richard Holloway has had to clear his diary for the rest of the year on his doctor’s advice.  He has apologised profusely for letting us down, hoping that we might be able to reorganise the day but, with only five weeks to go, that did not seem possible.  I’m so sorry.

It is extremely disappointing for everyone who was looking forward to hearing Richard, especially for those of us at Carrs Lane who have put so much into the event preparation.  The priority now is to publicise the cancellation and arrangements for the refunding of tickets will be made as soon as possible.    If you don’t hear from us personally, please contact the church office for further information: 0121 643 6151;

We are thinking of Richard and wish him well in his recovery.

Julie Grove

Richard Holloway would have been the 2018 lecturer in our radical lectures’ series                                           on SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 10am – 4pm

‘Believing, Forgiving, Dying: Our Walk Across The Stage’

Tickets cost £20 and are available from the church office: O121 643 6151 or

Download the flyer here: lectures flyer 2018 RH

Download the order form for tickets: ticket order form 2018x

And still available from 2017: 

A weekend in Birmingham with Gretta Vosper and Scott Kearns at The Church at Carrs Lane and the Unitarian New Meeting Church.

4½ hours of honest to godless value at £15 including p&p. 

Available from Chris Avis at 37 Clifton Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2BN.  Cheques payable to C. Avis, please.  Or order via Paypal using for your payment (no Paypal account needed).

Don’t forget your name and address!


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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



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!