Parish Priest Fr Kieran Brady writes: The Parish of St Thomas & St Edmund of Canterbury, affectionately known as ‘The Abbey’ is located in the suburb of Erdington in the Northern part of the City of Birmingham. Here we share our faith with the many cultures and nationalities in the Erdington Abbey Parish Community. The Abbey was built in 1850 and currently requires considerable internal and external repair and restoration work. Given this, we were delighted to assist by playing at a restoration fundraising event on Friday 29 September. More than 100 people came to the concert and proceeds from ticket sales, the raffle and bar sales totalled £1,000. What a great contribution to the appeal! Not only that, but we had a fantastic evening together.