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					  Concerts and Special Events                         A message from the Acting Dean
Monday 22 December                                    The Archbishop of Canterbury recently visited
1.00pm    Traditional Carol Concert with guest        Birmingham and spoke about three-dimensional
          presenters from BBC Radio WM                citizenship in a conversation with the Faith Leaders of the
                                                      city.
             Schola Philippi with
             Stuart Nicholson (organ)                 He encouraged us to think about the nature of faith in
                                                      society and commented that the model that people
             directed by Marcus Huxley
                                                      sometimes work with is what he calls the ‘leave your hat
                                                      at the door’ model:
          Tickets available from the Cathedral
           and on the door - £5.00 (concessions       ‘You’re a person of faith? Alright, we will allow you to


                                                                                                                     Come and
          £4.00)                                      join in the discussion of what matters in society,
                                                      nationally or locally, if you leave your distinctive clothes
                                                      at the door. Don’t bring in your convictions! Don’t bring
This concert will be broadcast on BBC WM on 95.6 FM   in the deepest springs of your moral imagination! Leave
       on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.         that outside because it’ll only complicate things.’




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                                                      This model fails to understand that someone’s religious
                                                      faith is not a hobby or leisure activity, but something
                                                      formative of their vision of what human beings are like.
                                                                                                                     Celebrate
                                                                                                                     Christmas
                                                      Christmas is one time in the year when Christian faith ‘is
           Birmingham Cathedral,
                                                      allowed’ public space and the Good News of Jesus Christ
     Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB                   is proclaimed in word, music and celebration. People of
               0121 262 1840                          all ages listen again to the story of how one small baby
                                                      boy changed the course of human history and helped to


                                                                                                                       2008
     enquiries@birminghamcathedral.com                reconnect the created with the creator.

                                                      For over two thousand years people of different language,
                We wish you a
                                                      culture and creed have come to recognise that in Jesus we
           happy and joyful Christmas                 can find hope and peace in a society that is so often in
                 and New Year.                        crisis and uncertain about what the future holds.

                                                      I am delighted to welcome you to Birmingham Cathedral
                                                      to hear again the Good News of Christmas and encourage
                                                      you to take that Good News out and share it with those
                                                      whom you love, and work with and relate to in the daily
                                                      course of your life.

                                                      Birmingham Cathedral is open 365 days a year and we
                                                      would be delighted to welcome you and pray with you
                                                      whenever you are able.

                                                      With every blessing

                                                      Peter Howell-Jones -     Acting Dean
                 Advent                                               Christmas                                                    Epiphany
                                                       Sunday 21 December
Sunday 30 November                                     9.00am      Holy Communion                              Sunday 4 January 2009

9.00am     Holy Communion
                                                       10.00am     Morning Prayer                                               The Second Sunday of Christmas
                                                       11.00am     Choral Eucharist
10.00am    Morning Prayer                                                                                      9.00am           Holy Communion
                                                                   Cathedral Choir (Boys’ & Men’s voices)
11.00am    Choral Eucharist                                                                                    10.00am          Morning Prayer
                                                                   Preacher: The Acting Dean
           Cathedral Choir (Girls’ & Men’s voices)                                                             11.00am          Sung Eucharist
           Preacher: The Canon Missioner               3.30pm      Choral Evensong (BCP)                                        Chapter House Singers
                                                                    Cathedral Choir (Schola Philippi)
                                                                                                                                Preacher: The Canon Missioner
3.30pm     Advent Procession by Candlelight
           Schola Philippi jointly with St Chad’s      Wednesday 24 December
           Cathedral Singers                                                                                   3.30pm           Evening Prayer (BCP)
                                                                   Christmas Eve
Sunday 7 December                                      7.30am      Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
                                                                                                               Tuesday 6 January
                                                       5.30pm      Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
9.00am     Holy Communion                                          Cathedral Choir (Boys’ & Men’s voices)                       Epiphany
10.00am    Morning Prayer
                                                       11.30pm     First Eucharist of Christmas and            7.30pm           Choral Eucharist
11.00am    Choral Eucharist
                                                                   Blessing of the Crib                                        Cathedral Choir (Schola Philippi voices)
           Cathedral Choir (Boys’ & Men’s voices)
                                                                   Chapter House Singers                                       Preacher: The Acting Dean
           Preacher: The Revd Tim Clarke                           Preacher: The Canon Missioner

3.30pm     Choral Evensong (BCP)                       Thursday 25 December                                    Monday 2 February 2009
           Cathedral Choir (Girls’ and Men’s voices)
                                                                   Christmas Day                                                Candlemas
Sunday 14 December                                     10.00am     Morning Prayer                              7.30pm           Choral Eucharist
                                                       11.00am     Choral Eucharist                                            Cathedral Choir (Schola Philippi voices)
9.00am     Holy Communion                                          Cathedral Choir (Girls’ and Men’s voices)                   Preacher: The Canon Missioner
10.00am    Morning Prayer                                          Preacher: The Bishop of Birmingham.
11.00am    Choral Eucharist                                        The Rt Revd David Urquhart
                                                                                                               Unless otherwise stated, all Eucharistic services at Birmingham
           Cathedral Choir (Girls’ & Men’s voices)
                                                       Sunday 28 December                                       Cathedral follow the pattern according to Common Worship.
           Preacher: Canon Dr Paula Gooder                         The Holy Innocents
3.30pm     Co-op Memorial Service                      9.00am      Holy Communion
           Cathedral Choir (Boys’ voices)              10.00am     Morning Prayer
                                                       11.00am     Choral Eucharist
                                                                   Bristol Cathedral Chamber Choir
                                                                   Preacher: The Revd Tim Clarke
                                                       3.30pm      Choral Evensong (BCP)
                                                                   Bristol Cathedral Chamber Choir
                                                                   Preacher: The Canon Liturgist

				
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