COME TO CHURCH
This page was last updated on 25 November - check back for updates.
You will find listed here the opportunities for you to come to church to worship in the coming weeks.
The preaching plan from December to the end of February is here.
The weekly notices are here.
And if you're already thinking ahead to Christmas ...
Services in the Large Hall
As we did last year, during the cold weather Sunday morning services are moving into the Large Hall as part of our response to the unprecedented rise in energy costs. Our beautiful old stone church is a source of pride and pleasure for us, but it is phenomenally expensive to heat. We feel it is better stewardship of the resources God has given to us to gather to worship Him in the newer parts of the building during the winter, which are much more efficient to heat. Services in the hall are just the same as in church.
You will though find us in the church for some services in Advent and over Christmas, and also on the last Sunday in November when our service includes a baptism and we might not fit everyone in the hall.
Wednesday morning services - every Wednesday morning at 10.30 am there's an opportunity to join us for a short service. Here are the worship leaders for the next few Wednesdays, although we apologise in advance if there are last minute changes:
29 November service led by Deacon Marilyn
6 December service led by Bob Dauncey
13 December service led by Jack McGinnigle
20 December service led by Peter Cashmore
27 December service led by Deacon Marilyn
Sunday morning services
Here are the worship leaders for upcoming Sunday services, which are generally at 10.30 am. Again, we apologise in advance for any last minute changes:
25 November service led by Deacon Marilyn which includes a baptism
3 December service led by Angela and Glyn Constantine - this is our Toy Service where you are invited to bring toys to donate to local charities in Birmingham to distribute to children in or area whose families are in need
10 December service led by Jack McGinnigle
17 December a service of carols led by Deacon Marilyn
24 December on Christmas Eve we host friends from Blackwood and Streetly churches for a service led by Deacon Marilyn
Stay on top of any changes by subscribing here to the weekly Circuit Bulletin.
Coming to Church?
By mid October, when it starts to get chilly you'll find Sunday morning services moved from the big old church to the Large Hall which is a response to how costly it is to heat that enormous stone building to a comfortable temperature. But you'll still find us in church on a few Sundays in November and December when we might be a bit squashed in the hall. Don't worry, the service is the same in either place.
If you need information about facilities before you join us you can always contact the office or you might find any questions about facilities and access arrangements answered on the Visit Us page or the What Happens in Church page. Or perhaps the FAQ page might help. And if the FAQs don't answer your question please tell the website editor by clicking here so we can try to help and improve the website for the future.
There is a service every Sunday and Wednesday morning. Regular activities are busier than ever, such as the Monday afternoon fellowship, Mother and Toddler group on Thursday mornings in school term time, and the weekly Saturday morning drop-in (known to some as the Bacon Butties Fellowship). Consider yourself invited!
There are always refreshments after Sunday morning services. Please stay if you have a few minutes, to share news, make a friend, ask the preacher a question, or treat yourself to one or two more biscuits than you really should eat before lunch.
Our community rooms are also busy. We have hosted some fantastic family parties recently and some great one-off events like exhibitions and concerts, as well as our weekly regulars like the Girlguiding and Scouting groups, dance and music classes, and social and cultural fellowships. For information, get in touch with our manager, Peter, through the office or by clicking the Book A Room button at the bottom of the page.
Prayer in the Garden
Don't forget the garden at church. Please take advantage of it if that is convenient for you. At this time of the year it's a beautiful place to sit peacefully for a while and share a moment with God, though it's getting a bit chilly and wet at this time of the year.
It seems to be very popular with families taking pictures after baptisms and weddings too!
Thank you to everyone who volunteers to keep it tidy.
If you would like someone to pray for you, or with you, or for a particular concern that is on your heart
email the prayer line at email@example.com