Revd Freddy Takavarasha has pastoral responsibility for our church along with Deacon Marilyn Slowe.
Marilyn joined us in the Summer of 2017 and had a lot of involvement with our ambitious rebuilding programme which completed almost a year later with a grand re-opening in September 2018. She has put the new kitchen to good use offering a warm welcome to hundreds.
Freddy came to us in 2022 when we had emerged from the lockdowns and difficulties of the pandemic. He brings us a wealth of pastoral experience throughout the UK and in Africa and his warmth and charm has quickly endeared him to everyone.
Within the Methodist Church of Great Britain we are part of the Birmingham District, and within that we are part of the Sutton Park Circuit of 13 churches in the north of the city. On those links you can find out more about the church at regional and national level, and on our website you will find out what we are doing locally.
We share ministers and local preachers within our circuit and for this reason we have very strong links with our sister churches. The circuit has a mix of suburban churches like ours and a number of urban churches nearer to the centre of Birmingham. The suburban churches are nearer to each other so do tend to share preachers and services quite frequently, but we also have especially close links with Nechells Methodist Church which is part of the urban group.
We are a registered charity, number 1130630.
We overlook the roundabout at the junction of Four Oaks Road (A454) and Lichfield Road (A5127) opposite Four Oaks Railway Station. We are a few minutes' walk from the middle of Mere Green, which has recently been undergoing quite a redevelopment of its own and has a number of new shops and restaurants.
Locally, we are on the boundary between local council wards, Sutton Four Oaks and Sutton Trinity. The City Council has information about both areas on this link.
We are a short walk from Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe, which was given over to the people of Sutton Coldfield by King Henry VIII in 1528. You can find information about the park on this site maintained by the Friends of Sutton Park.
That legal stuff
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