Here are some links to other websites we hope you might find helpful. 

If any of these links is broken email us at website@fouroaksmethodist.org.uk

We are not responsible for the content or availability of websites that are maintained by other people, and a link to their site does not necessarily mean that we endorse all their views.

Methodist Links

We are a part of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.  You can find useful information about the history of Methodism and its distinctive features on the main Methodist Church website which is here: http://www.methodist.org.uk

The Methodist Church of Great Britain is divided into Districts, and Districts are divided into Circuits. We are a part of the Sutton Park Circuit within the Birmingham District. You can find information about the Methodist Church in Birmingham on the District website:  http://birminghammethodist.org.uk/

Sutton Park Circuit comprises 13 Methodist churches from around the north/east of Birmingham and we work together, sharing ministers and lay preachers.  These are links to the websites of some of the other churches in the Circuit:  

Blackwood Methodist Church  http://www.blackwoodmethodistchurch.org.uk/

Boldmere Methodist Church  http://www.boldmeremethodistchurch.org/

Erdington Methodist Church  http://www.mine.org.uk/ 

Streetly Methodist Church  http://www.streetlymethodistchurch.org.uk/

Sutton Coldfield South Parade Methodist Church http://www.suttoncoldfieldmethodistchurch.co.uk/Frame.htm

Stockland Green and Witton Methodist Churches  http://www.stocklandgreenandwittonmethodistchurches.com/

Information about Methodist activities in Britain can also be found at Methodist Recorder Online, the website of the newspaper which has been keeping Methodists in touch with each other since 1861 by following this link: http://methodistrecorder.co.uk/

Other Organisations

These are websites for some of the organisations we support or have connections with:

All We Can (which used to be known as the Methodist Relief and Development Fund)  http://www.allwecan.org.uk/

MHA (previously called Methodist Homes for the Aged)  http://www.mha.org.uk/

Action for Children (previously called NCH) http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Christian Aid  http://www.christianaid.org.uk/

Traidcraft    http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/ 

Fairtrade  http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/

Make Poverty History  http://www.makepovertyhistory.org/

St Giles Hospice  http://www.stgileshospice.com/index.html 

St Basils  http://www.stbasils.org.uk/

The Birmingham City Mission http://www.birminghamcitymission.co.uk/

Birmingham Crisis Centre http://www.birminghamcrisis.org.uk/

Toybox  https://www.toybox.org.uk/

Stop the Traffik  http://www.stopthetraffik.org/uk/

NSPCC  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Samaritans Purse  http://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/

The Bible Society  http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/

Nfankoa Methodist School in Ghana http://www.shrimper.org.uk/nkanfoa/index.php

Kids UK  http://www.kidsuk.org/KidsUK/home.html

Some Other Resources

Our part of the world

Information about our part of Birmingham and local amenities can be found on these pages from Birmingham City Council: 

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/suttoncoldfield - in particular follow the links for Sutton Four Oaks and Sutton Trinity (the church is close to the boundary between the two wards).

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

http://www.fospa.org/

Bible Resources

These are some sites where you can look up bible references or read different translations:

http://www.biblegateway.com/

http://www.blueletterbible.org/

http://www.searchgodsword.org/

and here is a site where you can read the Bible in the original Greek and Hebrew

http://www.scripture4all.org/

This is a site where you can find useful resources about topics and readings associated with the church calendar  http://www.textweek.com/

John Wesley's notes on each book of the Bible can be found here:

http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?com=wes

Click their name to go to Christian Resources for Life, which is the online sales portal for the Methodist Book Centre in Hanley Stoke on Trent where a large range of Bible and other Christian resources can be ordered.  The Centre was recently given an award as Large Christian Retailer of the Year for 2013.