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 22nd May

  • Sunday 19th June

  • Sunday 17th July

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YOU ARE WELCOME JUST AS YOU ARE

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 http://www.carrslanecounselling.co.uk/trustee-vacancies/

 

Become a workplace chaplain

Workplace Chaplaincy Training Course Sept-Nov 2021

From Monday 20 September to Monday 8 November 2021 from 5-7pm:
Workplace Chaplaincy CIGB,  7 week Training Course for Voluntary Chaplains

Cost: £50

Download a leaflet about the course

CIGB INTRODUCTION TO WORKPLACE FAITH CHAPLAINCY 2021 Image of a leaflet outlining the 7-week evening course to become a voluntary workplace chaplain in Birmingham and Solihull

CIGB Voluntary Chaplains support people in many workplaces across Birmingham and Solihull. Workplace Chaplains act as a sign that God is engaged 7 days a week, 24 hours a day in our working lives. Workplace Chaplains provide listening, careful support and help people to see that God is at Work. Voluntary chaplains typically give about one half day per week to this ministry. Our chaplains find the experience inspiring: they report that chaplaincy helps to grow their own faith, as well as helping others to develop.

Our chaplaincies are in places like shops, offices, the fire service, transport and the local council.  CIGB, a local charity, has been providing ecumenical Workplace Chaplaincy for over 40 years and has an existing team of over 50 part-time chaplains. We also organise Job Clubs to provide Chaplaincy support to those who are currently unemployed.

Workplace Chaplaincy Training is over 7 Monday evenings from 20 Sept. The course teaches some of the core skills and strategies for Workplace Chaplaincy, as well as providing a chance to hear from some of our existing chaplains. Attending the course is not a commitment to start chaplaincy; nor does it guarantee a chaplaincy role at the end: a discernment conversation takes place towards the end of the course.

More information and a registration form is available from val.dalton@cigb.org.uk

FRIENDS OF CIGB (www.cigb.org.uk/friends) is our network of colleagues who are interested in issues of Faith, Work and Economy, and support our work.

Registered Charity 511711

Living in the church during Lockdown

Steph Neville is interviewed by Rev Nick Stanyon in his series of Good News videos for the URC West Mildands Synod. Here, she reflects on life during lockdown, how prayer underpins action, and how the large church space has enabled her creativity, plus her continuing involvement with Stories of Hope and Home.

More videos of Good News Stories with Rev Nick Stanyon are available to watch here here: https://www.urcwestmidlands.org.uk/synod-video-stories.html

More YouTube videos of Steph’s work with Stories of Hope and Home are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYJNo8mlmn5qGfTitSQlyQ

Carrs Lane Lived Community Live-Streamed Prayers are on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/carrslanelivedcommunity

Stories of Hope and Home on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopeandhomestories

 

 

 

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.”