We are a Methodist Church serving the communities of Four Oaks and Mere Green in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
You are assured of a warm welcome if you join us for any of our services and events. There are directions and details of how to find us on the For Visitors page and if you may need any help to join us do please contact the office.
Revd John and Deacon Liz Rowe lead our church family, and have pastoral responsibility for two other churches in the same part of our circuit, at Blackwood and Streetly. For information about the Methodist Church nationally visit the Church's website.
Happy New Year! Yes, 1 September marks the start of the Methodist Year. When we mark our new year, we also remember others making new beginnings at this time - we pray for all our young people and their teachers, also starting new years at this time.
In this coming Methodist Year we expect to be living through the upheaval, and the excitement of implementing our massive building project. Watch our for more on this as as we finalise our proposals to modernise our facilities to live out our vision of service to our community and witness to God's presence here in Four Oaks and Mere Green.
This month we're also Celebrating God's Kingdom. On Sunday 25 September all 14 churches in our circuit will gather together at Bishop Walsh School for a fantastic joint celebration of God's Kingdom. Have a look at the News page for details.
You can also find out lots more about what our church family is involved with in our monthly magazine, The Messenger, lots more than than we could ever fit onto the website. The September edition includes
- an explanation of a Mission Action Plan (keep an eye on the Messenger in future months for information about ours)
- articles marking the start of the Methodist New Year which tell of some of the principles of Methodism - and an answer to why we are called Methodists!
- an update on the building project at Nkanfoa church in Ghana for which so many of us have helped to raise funds
- information about our fundraising fir Action for Children
- more information about Celebrating God's Kingdom and the joint service on 25 September
- news about our redevelopment project
- pictures and a report from the brilliant Festival of Flower in July which raised well over £2,000 for our building works
- more instalments in our review of the Bible with Walk Through the Bible Ministries - a summary of the Song of Songs from the Old Testament and 2 Peter from the New
- the latest section of our Old Testament Timeline - from David to the Divided Kingdom
- articles from some of our members including:
- Mrs Nikki Murcott reflects on the seasons of life when contrasted with God's constancy
- Revd Dr John Taylor discusses the social impacts of wearing a clerical collar, good and bad! Is there a third gender - male, female and clergy?
If you don't already receive a copy of The Messenger, pick one up when you are in church or contact the office if you would like us to send you one.