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Out and About

Co-ordinator Peter Calver

The purpose of the Group is to visit local places of interest (by public transport or self drive) as well as coach tours. This group will merge the Questers and Garden Visit groups together as well as extending to provide Coach trips (possibly 3 to 4 a year).  This group is open to all members of the Balsall Common U3A, all activities will be advertised to the whole membership

If you have any suggestions for visits, either local or afar please email the Coordinator.

 Contact Peter Calver 01676 535318


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Out and About Visits

Thursday November 14th a visit to Singers Hill Synagogue starting at 14:00


We have arranged a visit to the Singers Hill Synagogue

Singers Hill Synagogue is home to the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation and has been the focal point for Jewish worship and community life in Birmingham for more than 160 years.  Known as the “cathedral” synagogue, Singers Hill is Birmingham’s most important and influential Synagogue. Built in 1856, the outstandingly beautiful building was recently awarded English Heritage’s prestigious award for “Most Improved Place of Worship”.   Singers Hill Synagogue is situated close to the Mailbox in the heart of the City. A 10 to 15 minute walk from New street Railway Station

Designed by Yeoville Thomason (who later went on to design the Council House in Victoria Square), it is one of the few Grade Two Star listed Synagogues in the County and is full of history and splendour.

The interior has recently been refurbished and you are able to see many biblical scenes, events in the recent history, festival depictions and symbols of the Jewish faith illustrated in the unique stained glass windows.

The tour lasts for approximately one and a half hours.

Please be advised of the following conditions


We are asked to bring plenty of questions


The cost of the visit is £3.50 each.  This will be payable by the November Core Meeting 7th November.


If you are interested in joining this visit please email or telephone 01676 535318

There is a limit of 40 members on this visit


If any member has a suggestion for a visit that would be of interest to the majority of our members please email me.