New Vicar for St Laurence


We are highly delighted to welcome Rev Gail Rogers to Alvechurch. Gail’s previous appointment as Assistant Curate at St Francis of Assissi, Bournville has just finished and she was officially licensed and inducted as Priest in Charge of Alvechurch and Vicar of Beoley by Bishop John Inge at St Laurence Church on 8th December.

Prior to ordination, Gail worked as a nurse supporting people living with dementia. She is married to Karl and they have three sons: Matthew (25), Oliver (17) and Jacob (12), We look forward to Gail and her family becoming part of our extended family and wish them well in their time with us. You will no doubt see them around the village shortly, so please be sure to say “Hello”.


Revd Gail Rogers

The Parish Church of St Laurence, Alvechurch

Special Notices

Ark Tots and Toddlers Group at St Laurence church

Are you a Parent, Grandparent or Carer looking after a baby or little ones who are not yet in full-time school?

Would you like a friendly play environment to bring them along to?

A warm welcome awaits you and your Little Ones, for our Stay and Play group at St Laurence church. Held in the Ark from 9.30 – 11.00 on Thursdays during school term times for you to drop in and out as you wish.

It’s a relaxed and friendly time to chat and to play with your Little Ones with a wide range of toys and activities and on-going refreshments.  At the end of each session we finish with a singing time.

We ask for a £2 charge per family per session, which goes towards the running cost of the facilities, new toys/equipment and as many drinks and biscuits as you like!

So do come and join us as often as you wish. We look forward to welcoming you.


If anyone would like further information, or would like to be notified of unplanned closures or other unforeseen changes, as well as forthcoming events, please contact Sarah Linton by email at sarah100work@