Month: August 2021
St Philip’s Church Centre Open Day on Saturday 4th September

St Philip’s Church Centre Open Day on Saturday 4th September

The Open Day on Saturday 4th September is an opportunity to see for yourself this new addition to the community facilities in Dorridge and Bentley Heath. Many local groups, clubs and service providers have already decided to make St Philip's Church Centre their home...

Nearly finished

Nearly finished

After many years in the planning and a year in the making, St Philip’s Church Centre nears completion. The construction work will be complete in the next few weeks, then the final fitting out will be completed during August. Take a moment to watch the latest segment...

St Philip’s Church Centre is progressing well

St Philip’s Church Centre is progressing well

The building of St Philip’s Church Centre is progressing well. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a roof tile, as you can see from the latest pictures your tile has now been installed on the roof of the worship area. Recently, the spire was fitted on the worship...

Sponsor a Tile

Sponsor a Tile

Whether you wish to sign your name, draw a picture, mark a special occasion or remember a loved one, your message will be a lasting legacy within the Church’s fabric. To take part, just email your message to bftf@stphilipsandstjames.org or post it to the Parish...

How Exciting – Look what we found!

How Exciting – Look what we found!

We are excited to share with you some pictures from the a time capsule that Kier, our builders have delicately removed from inside the walls at St Philips. In 1896 the, then Parish Church Council and Church Family were  raising funds to “enlarge” the church and on...

The Foundations are Laid

The Foundations are Laid

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...

Encouragement and memories from Margaret

Encouragement and memories from Margaret

Hello friends of 40 years plus and more recent. I have been living in Somerset near my daughter Vicki and her family for 2 years now and love it, and also miss all of you. But I'm on the route to Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and several friends have broken their...

Memorial Pebbles

Memorial Pebbles

Take a look at some of the memorial pebbles created before we closed the doors for the final time at the existing St Philip’s Church site. Many of the church congregation and members of our community wrote messages to honour and remember loved ones, special events and...

Add your artwork to our Hoarding of Hope

Add your artwork to our Hoarding of Hope

It has now been over 4 weeks since we began the redevelopment and lots has been happening. The soft strip of the building is now complete and specialists are removing the stained glass windows and stone surround that will be built into the new church. The ecologists...

Work has begun!

Work has begun!

We are so excited that work has begun to demolish the current buildings in Manor Road, Dorridge, and  build the new structure, complete the church and landscape the site. As of today a staggering £3.52 million has been raised primarily through the generosity of...