St Peter / Balsall Common

Churches Together in Berkswell & Balsall Common

A collaboration of all our local  mainstream churches, including:

St. Peter's Church of England. Balsall Common

St. John Baptist Church of England, Berkswell

St. Mary's the Virgin Church of England, Temple Balsall

Methodist Church Balsall Common

Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, Balsall Common

St. Swithin's Church of England, Barston

(Major activities include the Christian Aid Week collection, Lent Breakfasts, monthly Saturday Coffee Mornings, and Christmas Carols - all of which have had to be suspended during the COVID 'emergency'.

This year, because of Covid, there will be no ‘Breakfast’ but our Lent series will continue!

Spiritual Perspectives on the Pandemic

Organised by Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell

A series of 5 talks by different speakers on Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 and 2 April

These Talks and Discussions have been developed jointly by the six churches in Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.They are held in the Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EE on Saturday mornings of Lent.The first of the talks will be held on Saturday 5 March 2022.All are welcome – whether attending a church or not.

Because of the pandemic we have reorganised how these take place.We will open at 9 when Tea/Coffee and Danish Pastries will be available and the talk will start at 9 15 am.After the talks the meeting is thrown open for discussion, and a Question and Answer session ensues.We aim to finish by 10/10 15 am The discussions will be chaired by Revd Mark Bratton, Moderator of Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.

We welcome a donation to cover expenses and the surplus after deduction of costs will go to UNICEF’s appeal for vaccines in the developing world.

For more information you are welcome to contact Rev Jane Braund 01676 533737, jane.braund@methodist.org.uk or Revd Dr Mark Bratton 01676 533605 mark.bratton@warwick.ac.uk.

So why not put these dates in your diary and come along and enjoy the discussion. You will be very welcome

For information about Churches Together events please contact

Hon Sec Canon Claire Laland on clmap18@gmail.com

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Coffee/Tea and Danish pastries will be available and it is planned to also relay the talks to the church where it will be possible for people to be more socially distanced if they wish. It is also hoped to show by Zoom if requested. Donations will be welcomed to cover the cost of refreshments, etc and any profit sent to UNICEF’s appeal for vaccines in the developing world.

We will follow whatever Covid rules are in place at the time of the meetings but it will be preferable if people do wear masks (unless exempt), take a lateral flow test before arriving and sanitise their hands on arrival.

For more information you are welcome to contact Rev Jane Braund 01676 533737, jane.braund@methodist.org.uk or Revd Dr Mark Bratton 01676 533605 mark.bratton@warwick.ac.uk.

Please note this replaces the usual Lent Breakfasts so you will need to eat before coming. The usual Coffee Together will still take place in The Jubilee on 5 March and 2 April.

We look forward to welcoming you to all or some of these events.

Claire Laland, Secretary Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.

Clmap18@gmail.com

CTBB has also organised some online courses and may have other initiatives.