Special Yearly Events At St Mary Magdalene's Church

A huge thank you goes out to all the wonderful folk who put so much time and effort in to bring us different types of services for us all to enjoy over the Christmas period, both in person and online. Also a huge thank you to those of you who took the time to come and join us in the church, or the churchyard, or online for these events.

Watch this space as the church considers how to mark the forthcoming big events in the Christian year: Lent & Easter. Please be patient as these events will be faced not only in the changing situation caused by Covid, but also without a vicar, as Paul leaves Tanworth for a new challenge down in Wooburn Green.

Ash Wednesday Eucharist

ASH WEDNESDAY 8pm

17th February 2021 - watch this space for news about a Covid-safe Ash Wednesday.

A communion service we usually share with St Mary's Wythall, where we receive the imposition of ashes on the forehead.

This service kicks off the season of Lent.

Maundy Thursday

THE THURSDAY BEFORE EASTER SUNDAY

A Eucharist including the washing of feet, and followed by the stripping of the altars and vigil.

Good Friday

FRIDAY BEFORE EASTER SUNDAY 2pm

A Traditional Vigil service - An Hour At The Cross

Easter Sunrise Service

EASTER SUNDAY JUST BEFORE DAWN

We meet in the East-facing field behind the churchyard in the pre-dawn light to prepare to greet the sun as it rises over Umberslade Farm.

We share the First Eucharist of Easter together. The service also involves a renewal of our baptismal vows, and maybe even a baptism!

Following the service we congregate back at the vicarage for bacon or veggie sausage sandwiches and coffee/tea.

Patronal Festival

Celebrating our Patron Saint, Mary Magdalene

SUNDAY NEAREST THE FEAST OF MARY MAGDALENE (22nd July)

Following the service we have a shared picnic lunch which has grown in recent years to become a mini-summer festival with Pims, music and activities and games for the children.

Someone always bakes a special cake for this event!

Harvest Festival

A SUNDAY IN EARLY OCTOBER

With collection of food and produce for distribution through our network of contact such as the Food Bank, and Birmingham City Mission.

All Souls

WEEKDAY EVENING CLOSE TO NOVEMBER 1ST, 8pm

We gather to remember those who have been lost over the last year and in previous years. Families who attended Tanworth Church for the funerals or memorials of their loved-ones are invited back each year.

With gentle harp music, and a space for lighting candles for those we are remembering.

Remembrance Sunday

SUNDAY CLOSEST TO NOVEMBER 11th, 10:45am

A formal gathering of the village community with the uniformed organisations taking part.

2 minutes silence kept at 11am, with the sounding of the Last Post, and the names of all the fallen in both wars read out from the various memorials around the church.

Followed by a gathering at the village green War Memorial where wreaths are laid by the various community groups, and there are usually horses present with their purple poppies

 

 

Sunday 20th December, 6pm

Nine Lessons & Carols 2020

Enjoy at home – the OOS will be distributed in advance so that you can join in with hymn singing and follow the readings. You can also download it here. Carefully created by Anne Ellis, the service will be led by Paul, members of our choir will be able to sing and all readings will be led by our wardens.

This service will premier on YouTube at 6pm on 20th December.

Nine Lessons & Carols

 

 

Crib n Carol

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Crib ‘N’ Carol

 

Crib n Carol, Christmas Eve 2pm, on Facebook & 3pm on YouTube

Enjoy at home – the OOSis available here to download so you can join in with the songs. Please also have a candle(s) to hand. This pre-recorded service is available on Facebook and will be available YouTube at a later point on 24th December. There will be the option to contribute to our two chosen charities this year, and this will be done virtually.

Rennie Grove Hospice Care (www.renniegrove.org)
Beyond the Horizon (www.beyondthehorizon.org.uk)

DONATE

Midnight Mass 2020
   
MIDNIGHT MASS RISK ASSESSMENT

MIDNIGHT MASS, CHRISTMAS EVE 11:30pm, Churchyard outside the South Door

A Traditional First Mass of Christmas. Outdoor social distancing restrictions apply. The OOS will be distributed by email, and available here for download ahead of the service – please print it off and bring this with you, or read it off your phones/iPads, etc.
Wrap up warm and bring a torch for this special communion service.

Christmas Day, 9am, Facebook

Christmas Day 2020

The Stream Christmas Day - An online service broadcast from Facebook, 9am

CHRISTMAS DAY 10:30am, in Church

Christmas Day 2020

Christmas Day Service - At church (sign-up sheets in the church porch), 10:30am.

We will then move outside to sing a couple of carols together.