Opening the Church 

This page will be updated whenever things change - please check back here regularly.

We began a cautious reopening of Wednesday morning services before the second national Lockdown was announced on 31 October. Those services were Covid-secure and gave an opportunity for some to begin to share fellowship together in a way at least a little like the "old normal" before the pandemic. We held one service over Christmas as well, a service of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve. 

At present our Stewards have concluded, with a heavy heart, that we should not resume face to face worship at the moment, reflecting the rapid spread of the virus in December, and even though in principle face to face worship is possible under the current regulations. Please rest assured though that we are continuing to keep the situation under review. Any change in our plans will be described here. 

There will though be a wealth of online worship opportunities in New Year. Please look out for details of online services and other resources on the Worship at Home Page and resources and activities for young people on the Junior Church at Home Page.  


To stay up to date with all the local plans we recommend signing up to the Circuit Newsletter which you can do easily on this link. The Circuit Newsletter comes out weekly, usually on Saturday afternoon and has a wealth of links to online services, podcasts, reading that you might find interesting, as well as news from within our Methodist Circuit and in the communities our churches serve.

If you are interested in more detail on what is involved you can follow these links to read the guidance from Methodist Trustees and the guidance for church property managers

Four Oaks Methodist Church

0121 308 7425

155 Lichfield Road,

Sutton Coldfield,

West Midlands

B74 2UU

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