We are a Methodist Church serving the communities of Four Oaks and Mere Green in Sutton Coldfield in the English West Midlands.
You are assured of a warm welcome if you join us for any of our services and events. There are directions and details of how to find us on the For Visitors page and if you may need any help to join us do please contact the office.
Revd John and Deacon Liz Rowe lead our church family, and John and Liz also have pastoral responsibility for two other churches in the same part of our circuit, at Blackwood and Streetly. We share some services with these churches (have a look on the Worship page for details) and also some other events, such as the Autumn Alpha Course.
November is always a time for remembering, but especially this year when, as Revd John reminds us in this month's letter from the manse we are conscious of the hundredth anniversary of the commencement of World War 1. In our magazine the Messenger this month is an article giving some details of the seven men from what was then a new Methodist church in Four Oaks who lost their lives in the Great War. It tells us something of how devastating the effect of the war was on individual communities that of those seven men three were killed in action on the same day, 4 October 1917, when the Royal Warwickshire Regiment was committed to the Battle of Broodseinde.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.
There's a lot more about church groups and activities in our monthly magazine, The Messenger than we could ever fit onto the website.
As well as information about church groups and events, the November issue has more details about the Autumn Fayre on 22 November, and the Celebration of Hope for Christian Aid on 6 December. Angela Constantne writes about staying connected to God and the Revd Dr John Taylor invites us to offer Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. It advertises lunches to raise funds for Nfankoa Methodist School in Ghana, publicises the special service on 26 November when Nikki Murcott, now accredited as a local preacher (well done Nikki) will commit herself to that office. It also lists some things the church needs people to help with: arranging flowers, taking a role in leadership through Church Council, supporting fundraising for mission projects, helping the catering team at Messy Church, or guiding visitors by acting as an usher at services.
If you don't already receive a copy, pick one up when you are in church or contact the office if you would like us to send you one.