The award winning venue located in the historic village of Alvechurch. The ideal venue for your Wedding, Birthday Parties, Baptism Parties, Funeral Wakes, Anniversary Celebrations, Meetings and much more.....




Deep Relaxation and Practical information on labour, birth and afterwards
Next class 16th April 2018
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Or telephone Angela on 07465 440574
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FORGET-ME-NOT - Fortnightly At The Ark
The Forget-Me-Not is a group for people who have been affected by the loss of a loved one, whether recently or at some point in the past. Our aim has been to offer support in whatever form members find most helpful. We meet at the Ark fortnigthly on a Monday from 1.45pm. The dates can differ so please contact one of the organisers. For more information or help with transport call Sue Phillips 445 3620 / Annette Thomas 445 5180 or Philippa Brakes 445 3983.


The course runs for 5 weeks on a Tuesday at 11.30am. CLICK HERE to download the flyer.
For more information call Lisa on 07539062031or email

The workout that has taken Hollywood by storm and empowered woman the world over, is finally coming to Alvechurch. Adjustable to suit all levels of fitness. Piloxing is a non-stop interval fusion of high-intensity cardio (boxing) and low-intensity exercise (standing Pilates), with fun breaks of some dance in between to burn calories more efficiently and build lean muscles! Classes: every Tuesday morning, 9:30am - 10:30am
Cost: £5 per session or £45 for 10 sessions booked in advance. CLICK HERE for the FLYER
Contact:  ALISON BENFORD on 0121 448 3303 / 07790916947 or e-mail:

Tuesdays in The Ark at 6.30pm.
Suitable for all ages. Freestyle Contact Karate Academy
Affiliated to the International Combat Organisation
Self defence and fitness for the whole family £4 per lesson.
No direct debits or contracts
Call Chris for more information on 07507696926




Yoga: Wednesday Lunch-time 12:45 to 2pm

Meditation: Wednesday afternoon 2:10 to 2.55pm

Yoga: Wednesdays evening 7 to 8:15pm

For more information call Sally on 07903663085 or e-mail

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Yoga - My Yoga Mind Logo



Every Thursday 9.30am - 11.00am FREE TO ATTEND
A supportive play group for mums and dads with babies and small children. Take turns to make coffee! Drop in, you will be most welcome. For more information contact Sarah Linton -

Mums the word


The Ark Cafe is open on Thursday's for lunches serving between 12.15pm to 1.15pm. Great meals at very resonable prices. Please come along for your lunch and support these initiatives. We are very grateful to all the volunteers who give their time so that the cafe can function week by week. We would welcome any new volunteers who could help us, especially in the kitchen. If anyone is interested and can spare some time on a Thursday afternoon please contact Veronica Rogers on 0121 447 7017 for further details.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE ARK CAFE INFORMATION


Thursdays 7pm to 9pm.

Would you like to have a go at Floristry?

Learn floristry skills and techniques to arrange flowers beautifully
Wiring, taping and leaf manipulation skills
Gift wrapping techniques
Seasonal Arrangements
Traditional and Modern designs
Festive designs including holly wreaths

Beginners and intermediate courses at The Ark.
To register your interest please call Claire on 07564 339157


ARK ANGELS - Second Monday of the month at The Ark

Ark Angels WI meets in the Ark at St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, after moving from Alvechurch Library where it was originally founded in September 2010 under the name of Bookends Late Edition.

The branch has a youthful and vibrant approach while upholding the core values of the WI – it boasts a wide age range and welcomes all who are seeking to try a fresh and modern WI.

Previous events have including a Zumba exercise class, taster sessions of Tai Chi and Flamenco dancing, a Bottle and Board Game night, tips on researching family history, and a fundraising night in aid of St Basil’s, a local charity which supports young homeless adults.

The group is always looking for new members, so If this sounds like something you might be interested in, the ladies would be very happy to welcome you as a guest for an evening. Ark Angels WI meets on the second Monday every month, usually at the Ark at 7.30pm.

For more information, find the group on Facebook or email Fiona Phillips at

We also have the separate HILLSIDE W.I. here at The Ark meeting at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

For more information or to book the Ark yourself please call -
Ian Price on 0121 447 7955 or e-mail -
Office hours are 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

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