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 our recent Alpha Course and a forthcoming visit to the New Room in Bristol.
We are in the season of Lent now, a period when Christians traditionally remember Jesus' period of temptation in the wilderness, and prepare for Easter in various ways. Some give up a favourite indulgence like sweets or biscuits, some take up a course of study or some other discipline, some observe periods of fasting for example. Some churches have a tradition of having no flowers in church during this period, or veiling religious images or refraining from singing Alleluia in praise.
Many of our housegroups are following study courses this Lent, and on the News page you will find some other particular events. This month's letter from Revd John has the meaning of Lent as its theme.
Have you visited our Prayer page? There are some details there of opportunities for you to pray with us, or for us to pray for you if you wish.
Did you know we have a discussion group that meets each month on a Thursday afternoon? You'll be very welcome if you want to come along. Have a look on the Groups and Clubs page to see what else you might have been missing out on.
There's a lot more about church groups and activities in our monthly magazine, The Messenger than we could ever fit onto the website. For instance, as well as lots of details of activities the March edition explores Lent traditions, some Methodist history, has news of mission in Bolivia, and advertises lunches to support Nkanfoa school. It has an article by one of our lay preachers, Angela Constantine on the desert and wilderness in the Bible, and a discussion by the Revd Dr John Taylor on a potential role for bishops in the Methodist Church.
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.