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GEORGE GRIFFIN 1897-1919

GEORGE GRIFFIN 1897-1919

In the 1911 census GEORGE GRIFFIN is listed as 14 years of age and working with his father on their farm in Purshall Green. His younger brother, Thomas aged 11, was at school. His grandmother Sarah had died and was buried here at St Mary’s in 1906. George joined the...

St Mary’s Summer Fete 2019

St Mary’s Summer Fete 2019

With this year’s Summer Fete necessarily cancelled, professional photographer and parishioner Mike Jones has sent a selection of pictures taken at last year’s event to brighten these worrying times. Mike has used a ‘water colour’ effect to transform everyone pictured...

Children’s Liturgy Group

Children’s Liturgy Group

Some members of our Children’s Liturgy Group have been creatively drawing. Colouring and painting. The pictures remind us to look upwards, be optimistic and to show our gratitude to the NHS and all the essential workers who are helping us through these unusual days....

The Magical Door

Young parishioner Dylan expresses in poetry what he is missing at the moment. He captures his memories and creates a hopeful message for us all.

The Month of May

The Month of May

The roses in the Priest’s House Garden are now bursting with colour. During these days when only Fr John permitted to enter the church, he regularly places a bloom by the statue of Our Lady in St Mary’s on behalf of us all. 

THE PRIEST’S HOUSE GARDEN IN SPRINGTIME

THE PRIEST’S HOUSE GARDEN IN SPRINGTIME

Parishioner and professional photographer Mike Jones has captured the beauty of the Priest’s House garden at St Mary’s with these four stunning pictures. By using a filter, he re-imagined the tranquillity of the garden as if it had been painted in watercolours. 

‘Out of The Blue!’

‘Out of The Blue!’

Parishioners Terry and Barrie shared this cheerful, optimistic picture their thoughtful grandchildren made for them: Henry and Stanley fixed their rainbow of hope onto Nana and Pop's shed at the allotment as a surprise. We may not be allowed to hug or get close to our...

Spring time at Harvington

Spring time at Harvington

Photographer Michael Jones has captured pictures of Springtime emerging at Harvington. The daffodils have pushed their way through the darkness of the earth and are putting on a cheerful display all around St Mary's.

Epiphany

Epiphany

The feast of the Epiphany, which was kept in the East and in certain Western Churches before being   observed in Rome, seems to have been originally a feast of the nativity; January 6, for those churches where it was kept, was the equivalent of Christmas (December 25)...

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

The Annual Pilgrimage Mass Once a year, on the first Sunday of September, Harvington receives several hundred pilgrims and priests from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The 2019 Pilgrimage was on Sunday 1st September The four martyrs especially...