The Church at Carrs Lane - Carrs Lane Players drama group

A Golden Evening with Carrs Lane Players

Carrs Lane Players perform a trio of comedies to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.The Church at Carrs Lane - Carrs Lane Players drama group

“Out of Sight – Out of Mind” promises to be a golden evening with the Carrs Lane Players, on Thursday 20 February and Friday 21 February, dinner served at 6pm and then the performance at 7.30pm and on Saturday 22 February at 5.30pm and 7pm respectively.

Tickets are £14 for dinner and the performance or £8 for the performance alone.

The three comedies include:

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To reserve a ticket for the Players’ performances, please call 0121 643 6151, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-4pm. Ask for the Clerk to the Trustees.

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the CARRS LANE PLAYERS. We are an amateur drama group whose members are drawn from the Church congregation and the local community. The ‘Players‘ have performed plays ranging from ‘They Came to the City‘ to ‘The Ladykillers‘ and ‘39 Steps‘. They have staged pantomimes and have gone ‘on tour‘, taking variety shows and improvised sketches to hospitals and care homes.

We rehearse on Friday evenings throughout the year, except for a summer break. We welcome new actors and backstage support of any kind. If you would like to join us, please contact any member of the ‘Players’ or church centre staff on 0121 643 6151 or see




political night prayer – Stand Together – Sunday 26 January

This is the third in a series of political night prayer events which is organised by Birmingham Churches Together

Sunday 26 January
7.30 – 9.00 pm
Cotteridge Church
Pershore Road South, Birmingham B30 3EJ

political night prayer brings together our concerns about the divisions of our country and world and our hope in God. How might diversity and unity be reconciled in an increasingly unsettled and divided world?

This event follows in the tradition of Dorothee Soelle and others who organised the ‘Politisches Nachtgebet’ in Cologne from 1968 to 1972. It is a simple idea, in which worship is the context for unfettered thinking and praying, listening and speaking about our political life together and how to think it as Christian people. It is a place for nurturing friendship and alliances in our various commitments to living faith in public.



Eco Church Bronze Award 2019 gained by The Church at Carrs Lane

Eco Church Status Achieved

Bronze Award Winner 2019

Becoming an Eco Church has been an aim of The Church at Carrs Lane for some time. We have worked hard over the past year to improve our performance with recycling activities and caring for God’s earth in different areas of our life and work.

The Eco Group responsible for helping us to improve submitted an OnA Rocha Eco Church Bronze Award 2019line Eco Survey recently. The survey took us through five key areas of church life:

  • Worship and teaching
  • Management of church buildings
  • Management of church land
  • Community and global engagement
  • Lifestyle

… and the good news is that The Church at Carrs Lane has been awarded the Bronze Award. We are now entitled to display the bronze award on our publicity materials.

Visit the Eco Church website to discover more.

A Rocha UK “provide free, Eco Church resources to give lots of support and advice about how to make the changes your church needs to become an Eco Church. There are three levels of Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. In order to qualify for an Award you must attain the required standard in each of the areas covered by the Eco Survey that apply to your church (some churches do not have buildings or land). You can see when you have gained sufficient points in each Eco Survey category by looking at the points gauges that appear on screen with the Eco Survey questions. The gauges will change colour as your points accumulate to reflect the level of Award you have achieved.”

Lectures 2019 -Photo of the Reverend Canon Mark Oatley

Faith – the Art of Unease?

On Saturday 5 October 2019 we welcomed 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 included:

  • 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

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If you missed Mark on the day or would like to listen again, a recording will be available in the New Year.  Contact Chris Avis <> for further details and orders.

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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!