At a ceremony attended by local dignitaries the first foundations were laid for the brand new St Philip’s Church Centre in Dorridge.  Blessed by the Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart and applauded by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Dame Caroline Spelman and Saquib Bhatti MP, the new centre will offer a wide range of facilities for all ages in an area where population growth has outstripped the supply of modern local community facilities.

As part of the ceremony, memorial pebbles created by the congregation and members of the local community were buried in the foundations as a lasting tribute. The pebbles bear messages to honour and remember loved ones, special events and wonderful memories associated with St Philip’s.