Coronavirus Help

If you need help

If you live near our church, especially in our parish, then our church family would love to be able to help you, given the restrictions in place during the lockdown.

Please call 0121 472 0050 if you need:

  • help with shopping, or collecting supplies
  • help picking up prescriptions
  • someone to talk with on the phone
  • someone to pray with you

We won’t ask for any money in advance, and we certainly won’t ask to come in, so please do not let anyone into your house, or give money until you have received your shopping. You will need to be able to tell us where you live so we can find you.

Here are some other helpful links if you need help with food or benefits or debt advice:

For your local food bank try: The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham or The Active Wellbeing Society 

For a range of help with food and benefits try: The Project Birmingham or on 0121 453 0606

For help with debt advice try Christians Against Poverty, CAP

If you want to find out more about Christianity

Please call 0121 392 9395 and one of our church ministers would be delighted to talk more with you about Christianity.

You can join in with our online weekly service by clicking here.

We are running a course called Christianity Explored on Monday nights, starting Monday 8th June, 8-9pm over Zoom. Please email andy.martin@sssw.org.uk for more details.

You can also find the video material for Christianity Explored online.

You may also find it useful to listen to the Passion Play by Saltmine Theatre Company, bringing the Easter story to you in an audio drama.

Can you help to feed Birmingham?

Food boxes and meals for vulnerable isolated people

We are supporting St Germains Church, North Edgbaston, which is preparing and delivering approximately 240 food boxes and 180 meals per week from its kitchen and hall next to the church, to vulnerable and isolated households. This is done by a team of volunteers who are careful to observe social distancing. There is no shortage of demand and nothing is wasted.

Can you contribute some modest supplies to this venture. Listed below are the sort of items that are appreciated.

For food boxes:
Tinned /jar items e.g. Tomatoes, Pasta sauce, Soups, Fish, Meat products, Veg, Beans, FruitDried items e.g. Pasta, Rice, Cereals, Biscuits / cake bars individually wrapped,
Cuppa soups, Pasta/ noodle pots, Porridge pots etc, Tea, Coffee, Long life milk
Ring pull cans are helpful but a bit more expensive
Tin openers

For meal preparation in the hall:
Rice, oil, pasta, tinned tomatoes, sugar, dried fruit

Supplies can be delivered to:
St Germains Church Hall, City Road, B17 8LE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 10-12 midday
Or, you can drop off supplies to 103 Bournbrook Road, B29 7BY, or 126 Oakfield Road, B29 7ED, and we will deliver them for you. We can also collect supplies from you if you can’t get out.

Baking

Helen Hobbs is coordinating some baking locally – if you can help with this, please contact her on 0121 472 0050.

Other ways to help

feedbirmingham.org is coordinating help around the city. Their website includes details of how to give financially, or you can find details of your local food bank at The Real Junk Food Project at trjfpbrum.com.