THIS weekend will see the Solihull community come together to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Alphege.
This Saturday and Sunday is the millennium of the martyr’s death and churches and communities across the country, including Solihull, will be taking part in events to mark the history event. On Saturday there will be the St Alphege Fayre in the High Street and two reenactments of the martyrdom of St Alphege in Mell Square, performed by members of St Alphege Church’s congregation.
Two church services will be taking place on Sunday, where the Bishop of Birmingham will preside - 9.15am at the Oliver Bird Hall and 10.30am at St Alphege Church.
Stephen Linstead, secretary for the National St Alphege Millennium Co ordinating Committee, said: “The millennium of St Alphege is a very important event. St Alphege is a martyr for justice and is one who, in his death, reconciled dividing peoples. These are the messages we shall be bringing to the attention of the wider community.”