Four Oaks Methodist Church
We regret that in current circumstances, and observing Government advice, all services and regular events at church are suspended.
Click for our COVID-19 page for the latest information.
During the COVID-19 health crisis services and activities which normally take place in church are suspended. The information on our site about activities and services does not apply.
During this time please see in particular three new pages (also found by clicking the big buttons at the top of each page or their titles below) and visit us on Facebook.
News and updates from church, additional contact details, the prayer line, this week's notices, the latest from Revd Stephen.
Lots of information on where to find services on radio and TV, live services online amd sometimes here on our website, service sheets for home worship, materials for Bible study, links for prayer including Thy Kingdom Come. Keep scrolling for the latest additions and for Revd Stephen's amazing Bible puzzles.
Resources for Junior Church members to be church at home as well, now including Junior Church Online on Sunday afternoons and Youth Fellowship Online on Sunday evenings. It's not all worship, prayer and praise either, we have some good ideas for things suitable for different ages and tastes that we can do or watch online whilst we can't meet up with our friends. (There's loads to choose from, so why does everyone keep clicking through to the pandacam at the Smithsonian?)
Please contribute to these pages. We want them to be as comprehensive and as up to date as possible. Click the button below to send us an email. Tell us about something we've missed, anything that's out of date, links that have stopped working. Send us anything you would have wanted to go into our monthly magazine, the Messenger, if instead it might be suitable to go here on the website, or on our Facebook page - or both.
We are an active Methodist church in the Four Oaks part of Sutton Coldfield, serving the communities of Mere Green and Four Oaks in the northernmost part of Birmingham. The menu will help you find out more about where we are and what we do. Click on the buttons for more options or follow the links in these paragraphs.
The Frequently Asked Questions button was new just before lockdown began. Generally the answers there tell you the position in more normal times - please refer to the Covid-19, Worship at Home and Junior Church at Home pages for information during the health crisis. If you find that a more general question about what our church is like isn't covered though, or the answer isn't helpful, please tell the website editor.
Although our sturdy old church looks very traditional you will find our facilities are all new. As part of our calling to serve our community, when they aren't in use for services all our rooms are (in normal times) available for rent by getting in touch with our manager. Click this link or look out for the "book a room" buttons.
If you would like someone to pray for you, or with you, or for a particular concern that is on your heart
At present the health crisis caused by the novel form of coronavirus which causes the virulent new illness called COVID-19 is sweeping the world. It has brought sickness to almost every country on Earth and is still spreading. We are all part of the struggle to hold it in check, to slow its progress, and minimise the toll it is taking amongst the most frail and vulnerable.
A part of that struggle calls for social isolation. With sadness we recognised that following Government guidance means we must suspend services in our church, and close its halls and rooms to the many community groups who would normally be using it. Our response to this emergency and the extraordinary changes it is driving is going to be an evolving one.
During the course of the emergency we won't be updating most of the pages on our site. However for useful information during this period, both spiritual and practical, please refer to our Worship at Home page and the COVID-19 page and the Junior Church at Home page. Those will be updated as often as we can with the latest information, and with practical guidance wherever we can offer it. You can contribute to updating that page - use the contact email address for our magazine, The Messenger.
More than sixty UK churches contributed to this blessing. Our buildings are closed, but we are the church.
Candle of Hope
Many Christians are continuing to place a candle in their window every Sunday evening at 7.00 pm and to spend some time in prayer, comforted by the knowledge we are sharing that moment with thousands of others.
A symbol of hope, faith and trust.
Cast all your anxiety on him,
because he cares for you
1 Peter 5:7