Advert for Soweto Gospel Choir in Coventry from 5-31 July

Soweto Gospel Choir in Coventry, 4-31 July 2022

Soweto Gospel Choir,  5 – 31 July

2019 Grammy Award winners for Best World Music Album, and the world’s most critically acclaimed choir, come to Coventry to perform Freedom highlighting songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic struggle.

Be inspired by their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics in a rousing programme celebrating the life of the father of the Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela. Join them to celebrate life with their uplifting and joyous repertoire.

2 tickets for the price of 1

  1. 5 & 6 July
  2. 12 & 13 July
  3. 19 & 20 July
  4. 26 & 27 July

You can book online, or give their friendly Box Office a call on 0131 623 3033.

Job Vacancy at Oswestry URC & Presbyterian Church of Wales

Seeking a Community Outreach Worker

Location: Christ Church Oswestry United Reformed Church and Presbyterian Church of Wales

Location map

Christ Church is a friendly, forward-looking church in Oswestry Town Centre with extensive meeting rooms for our activities which are suitable for multiple uses.

Initial 3yr contract Salary up to £14,000 18hrs/week to flexibly include daytime evening and weekend as required. (Subject to satisfactory references, completion of DBS and six months’ probation period)

This is a new and significant position. Are you this person?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping our community see the love of God in action by supporting and helping develop outreach and pastoral development at Christ Church both within and outside the church. We have a vision of extending ministry based on music; food and friendship. Your input would include:

  • Participating in Sunday worship. Encouraging and supporting Girls’ Brigade, Fizzy Kids and coffee mornings. Reaching out to those who attend these groups and their families and creating and nurturing new groups and leaders.
  • Leading and developing groups for friendship, charities, prayer and bible study.
  • Exploring fresh expressions of the church in the community.
  • Developing and overseeing new projects which link to the church fellowship and raise the profile of Christ Church by developing our web site and social media.

Do you have:

  • Experience in community work/outreach/teaching?
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and are able to inspire people and build teams?
  • Knowledge of an ability to enable the participation in musical activities (instrumental and choral)?
  • The ability to be able to work on your own initiative and with the church members.
  • Good motivation and are creative, intuitive, imaginative, hard-working and flexible?

We firmly believe in using the God given gifts of others, so the final job description will be based on the gifts and skills of the successful candidate.

It is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a professing and practising Christian (Equality Act 2010)

For job description and application forms apply to email:

Closing Date: Friday 15th July

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£656.25 raised for Christian Aid!

Revd Diana Cullum-Hall walked through the month of May in order to raise funds for Christian Aid Week 2022. She achieved a grand total of 352,260 steps, which is 145 miles!

On 21 May she was joined in Sutton Park by Jill, Andrew, Pat and Jenny.

Well done, Diana!

The church raised a total of £535 (£656.25 including gift aid). Well done everyone!

Weekly News

Prayer in the way of Taizé

Sunday evenings, once a monthlit taper lighting a tea light

at 6pm – at

The Church at Carrs Lane

  • Sunday 19th June

  • Sunday 17th July

Travel directions here

Download the A4 poster/flyer


More dates will be added when we have them.

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre seeks trustees

Counselling Centre Signage

Carrs Lane Counselling Centre is in the heart of Birmingham and is dedicated to providing a low-cost, first-class, counselling service to adults across the wider West Midlands conurbation. The Centre has been helping the people of our region for over 50 years and assists clients with a diverse range of issues. Although Carrs Lane Counselling Centre began life as part of The Church at Carrs Lane, it now operates independently as a registered charity/not for profit company limited by guarantee.

The Chair of trustees says:
“The trustee team is small, committed, forward thinking and we work well together. We are ably assisted by a volunteer treasurer and are keen to recruit one or two more who would enjoy working with us and help us to grow and develop. We are particularly keen to recruit people who have backgrounds in fundraising, counselling, business, the charity sector, IT/social media or people who understand the enormous benefit counselling can offer.”

Further information can be found at


Christian Aid Week 2022



Diana is walking 300,000 steps again this year for Christian Aid. Please sponsor her if you are able!

She is also inviting all Carrs Laners to join her on a 3-mile walk on 21st May. Please contact her direct if you would like details of this, which is likely to include an act of worship.

This year Christian Aid is focusing on Jessica’s story and how climate change is causing hunger for her family. Please put 21 May in your diary. There will be more about the walk nearer the time.


You can donate via the online Carrs Lane Christian Aid envelope.

This means that the church gives a total donation of everything that is in this envelope:

Go to:


If you would like to make a donation but cannot give online, we advise you to sponsor Diana or send a cheque direct to:

Christian Aid

35-41 Lower Marsh

London SE1 7RL

**Please quote the church reference number (OR27669) if you send a donation by post

Cheques are payable to “Christian Aid”.


You can also make a donation using the telephone. Call 020 7523 2046 and have your debit or credit card to hand.

Please quote our church reference number OR27669 if possible.

Spring 2022 Traidcraft Catalogue

The Traidcraft Spring Catalogue is now available to see online, and the paper catalogue is also available in church from Joan Davies. If you are not yet returning to church, you can phone 0191 491 0855 or email to request one.

As our local fair trader, Joan can order more catalogues and items from it, should you want that. Her deliveries may come more quickly as she is a Fair Trader.


So what’s in the Spring catalogue?

New foods, new flavours, crafts and fashion, beautiful handmade cards, Easter cards and items.

In addition, the emphasis is on sustainability, the effect on the environment and helping to make a real difference to some of our Traidcraft producers.

Contact Joan direct or c/o

Visit Traidcraft Exchange

Visit the Traidcraft Website