Worship with us
These are our regular times of service. You can be assured of a warm welcome if you come along to any service.
On Sundays, there are two services, with an extra service of Holy Communion each quarter.
On Wednesday mornings we have a regular midweek service.
On Monday mornings between 9.30 and 10.00 there is a prayer meeting in church where everyone who can make it is invited to join us and pray for those in need.
On Monday afternoons at 2.00 pm our Monday Fellowship meets both for fellowship and in worship and everyone is welcome.
Some upcoming services
Sunday 26 May - Trinity Sunday
at 10.30 am our preacher will be Revd John Ingyon
at 6.30 pm our evening service will be led by Revd Nichola Jones
Wednesday 29 May
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Mr Jack McGinningle
Sunday 2 June
at 10.30 am Revd John Rowe will lead us in a service of Holy Communion and followed
at 12.00 by Summer Praise outside on the lawn as we share fellowship, sing hymns and praise God and encourage the runners on the Great Midlands Fun Run as they pass us on the last mile of their effort.
at 6.30 pm Revd John Rowe will lead our evening service
Wednesday 5 June
at 10.30 am our preacher will be Revd Dr Alan Smithson
Sunday 9 June - Methodist Homes Sunday
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Mr Bob Dauncey and there will be an opportunity to contribute to the work of Methodist Homes
at 6.30 pm our evening service will be led by Revd Jane Ashplant
Wednesday 12 June
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Revd Gerald Hainsworth
Sunday 16 June
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Mrs Nikki Murcott
at 6.30 pm we join a shared service at Streetly Church led by Revd Nichola Jones (no service at Four Oaks)
Wednesday 19 June
at 10.30 am we will be led in a service of Holy Communion by Revd Dr John Taylor
Sunday 23 June
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Mr David Hewitt
at 6.30 pm Mr Glyn Constantine will lead our evening service
Wednesday 26 June
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Deacon Phyllis Thorne
Sunday 30 June
at 10.30 am our service will be led by Revd Dr Alan Smithson
at 6.30 pm we welcome Revd Bill Anderson to lead our evening service
Types of Worship
9.00 am - Holy Communion (held quarterly).
This is quite a traditional Holy Communion using the Methodist Worship Book.
10.30 am - Morning Service
This tends to be fairly traditional although there are ten family services each year which are less so. Those services sometimes have the Scouts, Guides and junior groups parading their flags and taking a part in the service. In addition to this there is a special service approximately once a quarter which incorporates drama, dance, poetry, and different music and styles of preaching.
Members of our Care Team are usually available after the 10.30 service on Sunday mornings if you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with you. Look for the people wearing green name badges.
It is the preferred practice of the church that baptisms take place in the morning service, but these are often held after the main morning service so that all the families can be accommodated.
6.30 pm - Evening Worship
This is usually a more relaxed service, using piano and sometimes our music group instead of the organ, and often with more modern hymns and songs. The Sunday evening service sometimes includes prayers for healing. Around once a quarter our evening service is a cafe church, a relaxed service with a conversational style, fuelled by coffee and cakes on tap throughout (come a little early if you can and listen to the jazz band beforehand).
10.30 am - Wednesday Midweek Service
A short traditional service led by Circuit ministers and Local Preachers, followed by coffee and conversation.
Circuit Services on Sunday Evenings
In the Sutton Park Circuit of Methodist Churches to which we belong we have been taking the opportunity once or twice each quarter to gather together for combined Sunday evening services which are shared by all the churches in the circuit. This gives us the opportunity to worship together in larger evening congregations and meet friends from other churches in the circuit.
There are usually two different types of service, one of them a traditional Methodist service and the other slightly different. These alternatives have included reflective services in the Taize tradition, cafe style services and "Sunday Spice" which is a lively service of praise music and prayer.
Churches Together in Four Oaks
We meet in worship around once a quarter to share a Sunday evening service with friends from the other churches in our area. The members of Churches Together in Four Oaks take it in turns to host these services and the clergy share the responsibilities for leading worship on these occasions.
Sunday 3 March - Fairtrade Sunday
at 10.30 am our preacher will be Revd John Rowe
at 6.30 pm our evening worship will be led by Mrs Angela Constantine