St. Alban the Martyr

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... to the website of the church of Saint Alban the Martyr — the Church of England parish church for all the people of Highgate, Birmingham.

Christmas Services

7:30 p.m. 6th Janury - Epiphany Mass

7:30 p.m. 2nd February - Mass for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple - Candlemas

Sunday Mass

St Alban's Church is for public worship every Sunday with a sung Mass starting at 10:00 A.M. and lasting a little over an hour. 

Wearing face coverings in the Church is now again a legal requirement, although they can be removed while singing.

We have socially distanced seating for a congregation of 44 people from up to 22 households, with separate arrangements for the choir and servers.

There is no need for individual visitors or families to book for this service, but if you are a stranger to St Alban's Church or have not visited recently, you may like to read the about the precautions we have in place in the church and that we ask visitors to follow here: If you plan to bring a larger group to the service, please e-mail or phone Fr Gerry on 0121 440 0404 to ensure that we can accommodate you.

Family Mass and Youth Discussion Group

Although we welcome children at our Sunday Mass, we also have a simple Family Mass suitable for younger children at 5:00 P.M.on Saturday afternoon in the Church Hall during term time and a Youth Discussion Group for older young people meeting at 7:00 P.M. on the first and third Fridays of the month. If you are interested in attending either of these, please e-mail or phone Fr Gerry on 0121 440 0404.

Streamed and Recorded Services

Some of our regular congregation remain unable or unwilling to attend in person, so at present Fr Gerry continues to stream our Sunday service over Zoom for members of the congregation whenever possible (for an invitation link please contact Fr Gerry). 

You can find videos of our Sunday services here: Service Videos.

Act of Spiritual Communion

If circumstances make the bodily reception of Communion impossible, some may wish to use a prayer of Spiritual Communion such as the following prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there,
and I unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Fr Gerry has also made some videos of interfaith meditaions for Ark St Alban's Academy. You can find these meditations here: Interfaith Videos.

A Prayer for the Covid-19 Pandemic, from the Church of England:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Further prayers here: for the Viral Pandemic from the Church of England.

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