Moseley at the Movies

Future dates for Moseley at the Movies:

1st May 2024

5th June 2024

3rd July 2024

7th August 2024

4th September 2024

2nd October 2024

6th November 2024

4th December 2024


Please arrive at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Book of the Term


Book of the Term will next meet on 15th May 2024, 7.30pm in the West Room at St Mary's. 

Each meeting you are invited to come along and share a book of your choice. This can be anything that you have recently read, has interested you, made a difference to you in whatever way.

Please come prepared to talk about your book for about 5 minutes. Be creative with your genres too - biography, novels, memoirs, children's books and cookbooks - everything is worth a review!

The books we reviewed last time are listed here.



Lent Group - Broken


During Lent we will be offering a 6-week study course based on the TV series Broken. Broken was written by Jimmy McGovern, starred Sean Bean and was aired in 2017. The series focuses on the life and ministry of Father Michael Kerrigan, a Roman Catholic priest, who, despite past trauma and anxiety about his own inadequacies, attempts to bring the light of Christ into the lives of people amongst who he ministers. The series portrays gritty and unvarnished real-life situations but is also mysteriously hopeful and raises questions along the way about how Christians should live faithfully when life is hard.


The course has 6 sessions, and we will watch each episode for an hour followed by a short discussion on the episode, the issues it raises, Bible study and prayer. Broken begins on Wednesday 21st February for 6 weeks with the last session on 27th March.


The course is written by Revd Dr Paula Gooder. "Broken explores the pastoral challenges a faithful parish priest encounters in his ministry. The series reaches out to all Christians who want to know how to live and love better in the contexts where they find themselves in".  The series is moving and beautiful but does also come with something of a ‘health warning’ in that it does deal with themes of death, suicide, abuse, violence and contains lots of bad language. The series originally was given a 15 rating. Because of this there will be people available from the Pastoral Team to talk to should issues arise and also a list of numbers of organisations which relate to the issues and can offer support. However, please also note the series is extremely well done and in Revd Magdalen’s words, “is the most realistic series about what it feels like to be clergy and what ‘good church might look like that I have come across so far in my own ministry. There are some beautiful, tender and incredibly pastoral moments and the final episode moved me to tears. It is well worth watching”.


Refreshments served.

Thursday Thinkers – Exploring Lent through different household objects


Thursday Mornings in the West Room 10.30am-12.00noon - 22nd and 29th February and 7th and 14th March.


There is an optional Eucharist at 12.15pm in the Lady Chapel.


These sessions will be based on a book written by Gordon Giles. It is an original way to approach Lent as we explore some of the everyday objects we need and use every day, reflecting on the spiritual lessons from their use and history. Each session will look at 2 or 3 objects. As a result, you might discover the finding of God in the normal pattern of life – even in the apparently mundane – which also holds the potential to transform how we understand the things we use and the household tasks we all regularly perform.


Hot drinks and homemade cake provided. 


Quiet Day at St Swithin's, Barston


A Language Big Enough - Parish Quiet Day – Saturday 9th March


St Swithin’s Centre, Barston (travel details to follow) 9.30pm arrival for hot drinks and finish by 4.00pm.


This Quiet Day will use poetry to read, reflect on and help us think about how we use language, and whether poetry specifically can help us to pause, to shape our attitude to the world in a fresh way as well as help us more easily into the things of mystery. Poems chosen will be contemporary and accessible even to those people who have not prior experience.  There will be a chance to write some of your own poetry but with no pressure to share these.


Each session will be a ‘stand-alone’ one so you can come to one session, or all of them, or none. Everything is optional so you can just come to the venue to join in the worship but walk or read if you don’t want to come to any of the sessions.


We will finish with an informal Eucharist. Hot drinks, fruit and snacks provided but please bring your own lunch. For those who can afford it a £10 donation is suggested but please do come even if you are not able to offer this. Transport will be arranged at a later date and lifts can be organised. The day will be led by Revd Magdalen Smith.