Tuesday August 11 2020




Food and Drink

Finstall Coffee Morning

General Events

Finstall Hall will hold a coffee morning early in Nov – look out for details on

The hall also has about 20 stacking plastic chairs which are being given away free to anyone who would like them.

Call 01527 875816 or 07788 178813, or see the Village Hall notice board for details.

World’s Biggest Ever Coffee Morning

General Events

A Macmillan World’s Biggest Ever Coffee Morning will be held at Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory Lane, Alvechurch B48 7SU on Fri Sep 29 at 11am. 

Coffee/tea and lots of home made cakes. Entry £2.50. Large bring and buy table, super raffle and garden open to view. Show your support!

More info from Celia Hitch and family on 0121 445 4824.

Flower Club’s coffee morning

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Rowney Green Flower Club invites you to a coffee morning at the Village Hall, Rowney Green on Mon August 28 from 10.30am–12.30pm.

There will be the usual Bring ‘n’ Buy, a raffle, a demonstration of flower arranging (raffled at the end), and an opportunity to make a small arrangement for yourself! The club also hopes to have cakes to sell.

Any contributions and good quality Bring ‘n’ Buy donations, will be gratefully received. Please contact Clare Kenny on 01527 66071.

The club usually meets at Rowney Green Village Hall on the 4th Thurs of the month at 7.45pm.

Big Healthy Lunch


Big Healthy Lunch at Cofton Park on Sunday July 9, 11am-3pm. Bring food to share, a blanket, and join this special “get together” with a healthy and active twist.

Sporty fun from Sport Birmingham, wildlife activities from RSPB, an eco-craft area provided by Birmingham Playcare Network, and more!

Bring your bikes for a big clean by Cycle South Brum and a quick check up from Dr Bike. Healthy snacks to buy from The Real Junk Food Project, or cycle for a smoothie on the smoothie bike, plus interactive sessions by Northfield Ecocentre.

Free event, supported by Birmingham City Council as part of the Move More Eat Well campaign.

The Barnt Green & Cofton Hackett Bake-Off

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The Barnt Green & Cofton Hackett Bake-Off and Afternoon Tea takes place on August 6 at St Andrew’s Church, Barnt Green, 1.30–4.30pm.

Categories: Best Traditional Cake (Victoria Sponge, Carrot Cake, Lemon Drizzle); Best No-Bake Cake; Best Decorated Cake; Best Brownies; Best Cupcake; Under 11 (any cake or cupcakes); Age 12-17 (any cake or cupcakes).

Judging from 1.45–2.45pm – help eat the cakes later! All cakes must be dropped off between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

To enter, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Invitation to business lunch

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church is to be decorated with a variety of Christmas Trees between December 11 and 18.

As part of the programme the organisers are holding a lunch for representatives of the village business community on Tues Dec 13 between 12noon and 1.30pm. 

There will be a chance to hear about the Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan and meet other business people from the village.

If you intend to take up the invitation, please respond by Weds Dec 7 by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with an indication of who will be attending, so that organisers can cater accordingly.

Finstall Flower & Veg Show

General Events

The annual Finstall Flower & Veg Show takes place this year on Sat Sep 3.

A fun day out is promised, with refreshments, stalls and games for all ages.

There are cups to be won in all Show categories, and a special cup for children. Schedules are being distributed around the village.

St George’s Day Teas

General Events

St George’s Day will be celebrated as usual with Teas at Alvechurch Village Hall on Sat April 23 from 2–4pm.

Alvechurch, Hopwood and Hillside@ Alvechurch WI members will serve tea, delicious cakes and scones and hope that families and friends from the area will join them.

This year there will also be a children’s fancy dress parade at 3pm, open to under-9s. Posters designed by local children for a competition will also be on display.

Pancake Afternoon

General Events

Alvechurch Baptist Church holds its annual Pancake Afternoon on Shrove Tuesday, which this year falls on Tues Feb 9.

Cheer up a gloomy day by calling in between 2.30 and 4.30pm for pancakes, tea and chat.

Coffee at The Lounge

General Events

A Macmillan Coffee Morning will take place at The Lounge café in Alvechurch on Wednesday September 23, from 9am to 2pm.

Biggest Coffee Morning

General Events

A Macmillan Biggest Ever Coffee Morning will be held at Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory Lane, Alvechurch B48 7SU on Fri Sep 25, commencing 11am. 

Coffee/tea, homemade cakes, bring and buy table, super raffle. Admission £2.50. Come along!

Info from Celia Hitch, 0121 445 4824.

Celebrate St George!

General Events

The WIs of Alvechurch, Hopwood, Beoley and Hillside@Alvechurch have joined forces to organise a celebration of St George’s Day.

On Thursday April 23, villagers are invited to attend Alvechurch Village Hall on Bear Hill from 2–4pm.

There will be tea, cakes and scones with jam and cream, made by the WIs.

Coffee Break time

Clubs & Societies

Coffee Break meets every Friday morning from 10.30am–12noon, in the Parish Centre behind St Andrew’s Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green.

You will find a friendly and warm welcome – see you soon! For enquiries ring 0121 445 4278.

Coffee morning in Finstall

General Events

Finstall Village Hall hosts a coffee morning on Sat April 11 from 10am–12noon.

Home made cakes and coffee or tea will be on sale for £1.50, and there will be some interesting stalls and a raffle.

Any money raised will go to Breast Cancer Research and Hall refurbishment.

Pancake fun

General Events

Enjoy pancakes at Alvechurch Baptist Church on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 17) from 2–4.30pm!

Also take the opportunity to look at progress on the refurbishment of the chapel building. All welcome.

Charity Vintage Tea Party

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A Charity Vintage Tea Party takes place at Alvechurch Village Hall on Sat Jan 17, in aid of Headway West Midlands who provide services for people with brain injury and their families.

Join the Rehabilitation Partnership for a special afternoon tea with raffle and traditional games from 3–5pm.

Ticket-only event: £8 adults, £4 children. Call 07872 030259 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Coffee for Macmillan

General Events

A Macmillan Biggest Ever Coffee Morning takes place at Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory Lane, Alvechurch B48 7SU on Fri Sep 26 from 11am to 1pm. 

Coffee (top-ups allowed), home made cakes, fantastic bring and buy table, and a wonderful raffle. Entry £2.50. All in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

More info from Celia Hitch on 0121 445 4824.

Come to the cricket


There are just a few games left of the cricket season:

Sat Aug 30 – Cricket Club bar open from 12noon to support the opening of The Meadows football pitch and Alvechurch Lions charity football game
Sat Sep 6 – 1st XI vs Stourport on Severn
Sat Sep 13 – 2nd XI vs Worcs Dominies

The club is available to hire for private functions throughout the winter and can be viewed and booked by contacting Pete Gwilliam on 07960 550884.

Coffee and Raffle for charity

General Events

A Coffee Morning and Raffle in support of Cure Leukaemia takes place at Alvechurch Village Hall on Friday March 14, from 11am to 1pm.

BBC presenter Joanne Malin will be attending, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a cake for just £2.

Raffle prizes include donations from the Redditch branches of Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Muffin Break and Rio Hair Salon, plus donations from charity supporters.

There will also be a small selection of nearly-new children’s books and toys for sale.

For more info, or to donate a cake, please call June on 07791 407518 (any time) or 0121 445 1532 (evenings).

* Aged between 16 and 30? Why not consider joining the register to donate bone marrow and potentially save a life?

Details at

Breakfast for Malawi

General Events

A charity breakfast takes place on March 1 in St Andrew’s Parish Centre, Barnt Green, 8.30–10am, to raise funds for Medic Malawi – a charity supporting St Andrews Hospital in the Mtunthama region of Malawi – and to pray for the work there.

All welcome. Contact Rosemary on 01527 577059.

Country market

General Events

Wythall & Hollywood Country Market takes place on the second Tuesday of the month from 2–4pm at Wythall Library (May Lane, Hollywood B47 5PD).

Cakes and jams, handicrafts and plants are all on sale.

Goat & Trousers Beer Festival

Food & Drink

The Goat & Trousers Beer Festival (2nd Edition) takes place on Saturday October 6 from 12.30pm onwards.

Real Ales & Cider *  Hot Pork Rolls *  Live Entertainment

The Goat & Trousers is located at Rowney Green Village Hall, Rowney Green, Alvechurch B48 7QP.

Beer, sport and music at festival

General Events

A Beer Festival takes place at Five Ways Old Edwardians Sports Club (Ash Lane, Hopwood B48 7BD) from June 2–4.

It runs from noon to midnight on Sat and Mon, and noon to 10.30pm on Sun, with five guest ales to sample.

On Sunday there’s also a six-a-side cricket match plus fun and games for all the family, and why not bring some food and join in The Big Lunch from 11.30am? There will be stalls selling various items on Sunday – if you would like to reserve a space, ring Sue Hope on 07970 455990. 

Monday brings music from Second City Soul (1–2pm and 2.30–3.30pm). Hot and cold food is available all weekend, and the bar will be open as usual.

Weighbridge beer festival

Food & Drink

The Weighbridge Inn at Alvechurch hosts its 2012 Spring Beer Festival on Friday May 11 (6pm–11pm) and Saturday May 12 (12noon–11pm).

Hot and cold food will be available, and the main bar will be open as usual.

Scarfield Wharf, Alvechurch B48 7SQ
Tel: 0121 445 5111

Easter Coffee Morning

General Events

An Easter Monday Coffee Morning takes place on April 9 at Rowney Green Village Hall, organised by Rowney Green Flower Club.

Between 10.30am to 12 noon there will be bring and buy tables, a raffle to include flower arrangements, and cakes for sale.

Entrance £2 to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone is welcome.

Cocktails and Casino

General Events

A Cocktails and Casino Evening organised by Dodford First School PTA takes place on Friday March 2 at The Nailers Arms (62 Doctors Hill, Bournheath, B61 9JE) from 7:30pm ‘til late.

Tickets £20 per person to include chips for the casino tables, a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, hot buffet and a charity auction. Dress code is smart (black tie optional). 

For additional information and tickets contact Jane Hughes on 07929 837736.

Pancake Afternoon

General Events

A Pancake Afternoon takes place at Alvechurch Baptist Church hall on Tues Feb 21, from 2–4.30pm.

There will also be a cake stall and hopefully a Traidcraft stall. Come and enjoy a pancake or two and save the mess at home! Children welcome.

Beer festival in Rowney Green

Food & Drink

The Goat & Trousers at Rowney Green Village Hall hosts its “Virgin Beer Festival” on Saturday November 26, from 12.30pm onwards.

Beers & Cider - Hot Pork Rolls - Entertainment

Christmas coffee morning

General Events

A Christmas Coffee Morning, also in aid of the Bell Fund, will be held on Dec 10 from 10am to 1pm in the Alvechurch Village Hall, Bear Hill.

This is the regular Bells coffee morning for those who need some refreshments after Christmas shopping!

More info at

The Big Breakfast

General Events

The Alvechurch Big Breakfast takes place on Saturday May 14 at the Baptist Church from 8am–11.30am.

Regular Breakfast £5 (one sausage/one slice bacon etc); Super Breakfast £7 (2 sausages/2 slices bacon etc).

Tickets from Honor on 07793 917668 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No ticket – no breakfast! 

Money raised will go to various cancer charities in the hope that by contributing we can help to support people who are fighting this awful disease. Thank you for your support.

Join the Easter egg trail!

General Events

Cadbury’s and The National Trust have teamed up to offer fabulous Easter Egg Trails for kids and families at a variety of properties and parks.

Events in the Midlands area take place at Hanbury Hall, the Clent Hills, the Birmingham Back to Backs, Kinver Edge & Rock Houses, Coughton Court and Packwood House.

For full details, dates, times and costs, visit and find your nearest event!

Breakfast with Cyrille

General Events

Cyrille Regis

Midlands footie legend Cyrille Regis will be the speaker at the next Barnt Green and Lickey Churches Men’s Breakfast on Sat May 14.

Regis scored 87 goals in 238 appearances for West Bromwich Albion, was in Coventry’s FA Cup winning side in 1987, and had spells with Aston Villa and Wolves before retiring in 1996.

Cyrille became a Christian after the death of his former WBA team mate Laurie Cunningham in 1989, and will speak about his life, his career and his faith at the breakfast, which takes place at Kings Norton Golf Club.

Tickets £9 each to include full cooked breakfast – available from Terry Peate (0121 445 3482) or Ivor Anderson (0121 453 2663).

Well over 100 local men are expected, so book your place soon!

Birmingham Wine School

Food & Drink

Birmingham Wine School offers anything from an introductory session to a ten-week course – perfect for those who enjoy a tipple and would love to learn more. For more info or to book, visit or call Rob on 01295 679 313.
Kings Norton Farmer’s Market meets on the Green at Kings Norton on the second Saturday each month from 9am to 2pm, with a wide range of local produce. All profits support the local community. More info at or Terry Bowen (0121 459 9383) or John Bodycote (0121 458 2420).

Lickey Wine Circle

Food & Drink

Lickey Wine Circle meets on the last Thursday of each month at Cofton Hackett Village Hall. Meetings start at 8pm – the varied programme includes talks, games, quizzes and themed evenings. More details from Sheila on 0121 445 5436.


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Easter Hunt
Easter Craft Fair
An evening with Alys
Cardio Jam Sessions
Zumba with Leesh
Ladies’ Golf Open Day
Physiotherapy-Led Pilates Class
Textile Open Day
Saturday Social Dance
Showcasing musical youth
Ballet Music Favourites
A very Good Friday!
Asklepios Spring Concert
Spring Litter Pick
Skywatch on the Lickey Hills
Barnt Green Preschool’s Nearly New Sale
Crafty Spring Sale
The Bromsgrove Lecture
Footcare at the library
Explore learning at the library
Understanding dyslexia
An evening for book-lovers
Make a positive change
Clarinettist joins strings
Saturday Night Social Dance
Valentine’s special at Roots
Blow the winter blues away
Music from Riggerz
Music from Hopwood Junction
Quiz Night at Baptist Church
Free Art & Craft Workshops
New Year’s Quiz
Military Society Quiz
Social Dance for charity
New Year Roots
General Knowledge Quiz
Rehearsals resume
Coronation Anthems
Zumba Gold
Active Seniors
Legs Bum Tums
Children’s Christmas CraftS
Christmas Crafts
Create a festive wreath
Magic, mayhem & mystery
Saturday Night Social Dances
Christmas favourites
Christmas Roots
Festive-themed concert
Uplifting musical
Choral Society’s Christmas Concert
Give A Gift For Santa
British Rock ‘n’ Roll
Blackwell Craft Fair
Fantasy of winter music
Behind the scenes at the BBC
The Merry Wives of Alvechurch
History of books
Term-Time Yoga Classes
Fight Night at The Chateau
Evening with Alvechurch Community Choir
Panto magic
Saturday social dance
Sunday afternoon dance
Concert by candlelight
Roots Halloween Special
Gala Night
Asklepios in concert
Choral Society’s concerts
Blackwell band’s charity concert
‘Quiet Space’ at Alvechurch Baptist Church
Community Christmas Fair
Christmas Craft Fair
Crafty Ladies Christmas Sale
Christmas Bazaar
Christmas Fair and charity raffle
Happy Feet - Walking to Fitness
Learn Spanish at the library
Get online at the library
Half-term at the library
Crafty quilt up for grabs
Saracen Cycling Club
Alvechurch Walking Buddies
Three Choirs Concert
Baby Ava’s Winter Ball
Central Radio Car Club
Stable Dance
Alvechurch Acoustic Roots is back
Nearly New Sale
Community Litter Picking Events
Finstall Coffee Morning
Wine & Cheese Evening
Celebrating world of melody
Mindfulness short course
Speaking and Listening with Confidence
Understanding and Supporting People with Autism
Watercolour Painting
Creative Writing classes
Women’s Club