Journey Magazine

Journey with the Church at Carrs Lane

Journey is the magazine of The Church at Carrs Lane, published between two and four times a year.

We hold an archive of past copies if you are interested in a previous issue. Issues since 2016 are available electronically as a PDF file. In addition, we have an archive of ‘The Carrs Lane Manual’ if you are interested in the history of the Church at Carrs Lane. Please contact if you want to access these resources.

Autumn 2022 issue

This issue includes a welcome to our new minister, Rev Sue Shortman, who arrived on 1 September, a farewell to Rev Dr Neil Johnson who moved to a new position in August 2022, a eulogy for church member Thelma Justham by Revd Diana Cullum-Hall, an article by Chris Avis entitled When Words Fail and a travelogue – Resurrection Recycling – by Julie Grove.

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Spring 2022 issue

This issue looks at the theme of Journeying and includes articles on: Christian Aid Week 15-21 May 2022, The Hope for the World (anniversary address); Knowing and being known (sermon); The Power of Music; Walking English Trails; Traidcraft, The Birmingham Charter & more!

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Winter 2021 issue

This issue includes a pastoral letter on the Advent theme of Hope; neuro diversity as a strength for churches; perspectives on inclusion; Traidcraft update & Advent services

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Summer 2021 issue:

Tributes to Margaret Cross, reflections about a Migrant Journey, news about Commitment for Life, Christian Aid and Fair Trade. Plus information about the Carrs Lane Lecture(s) in collaboration with the Progressive Christianity Network.

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Spring 2021 Issue: Open to God, Open to Justice

The Spring issue is on the theme ‘Open to God, Open to Justice’ –  a time for courage, determination, action and hope.

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Winter Issue: Waiting, Accepting, Journeying

The Winter issue looks at being in a time of waiting and isolation, yet still being together despite ‘distance’.

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Autumn Issue: We hold on to Hope

Cover image of Journey Autumn 2020 - celebrating Christmas 2019 with the community and guestsThe Autumn issue included reflections on living in a time of the coronavirus Covid-19! The issue included different perspectives on ‘Lockdown’ and stories of supporting others.

Summer 2020: Covid 19

The Summer issue was on the theme ‘We hold on to Hope’ and focused on living in a time of Covid-19. Different people

Spring 2020: Lent

Cover of the spring 2020 issue of Journey with an Easter lily photoThe Spring issue was on the theme of Lent, with articles on Working Positively Together, Reflections on Lent; The Church’s Golden Anniversary in its new building, Lent activities, the Eco Lent Challenge, Christian Aid, Fair Trade and Events. Download the Spring 2020 issue.