News and Events
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience whilst our building project is going ahead and check for news on the Building Work page.
We use this page to let everyone know about upcoming events in our church community.
Church with coffee and cake
Around once a month on a Sunday evening we have a cafe-style service, a service in a relaxed and conversational style, enlivened by music, cake, coffee and tea. Keep an eye on the Worship page and come along. If you've never tried casual, chatty church you might find it's just your cup of tea.
A time to join in some manageable exercise suitable for senior citizens. You might be surprised how much you benefit from doing just a little more than you thought you could! Sessions are from 12.00 am to 2.00 pm once a month, including a light lunch. Get in touch if you would like to come, or need a little encouragement. We're carrying on as normal at church through the rebuilding!
A working group in our Circuit is looking at ways to help with this crisis. Have a look at the special Refugee page for details. If you would like to be involved with this group, ask the office and we will put you in touch. They meet regularly at different churches around the circuit.
There are lots of practical ways you can get involved with our efforts to help with this huge crisis. Please tell us if you can help with anything - or if you've thought of something we might be able to do that isn't on the list on the refugee page yet.
Refugee Cycle Ride 8 April
You may already be sponsoring one of the intrepid cyclists who will be riding between all the churches in our circuit again this year, or visit their justgiving page. Icy weather postponed their ride on 18 March but undaunted they will ride instead on 8 April. They will leave after the morning service at Boldmere Church and aim to get to the Kingstanding Church in time for a rearranged circuit service that evening at 6.30, in the meantime visiting every church in the circuit. We're expecting them about 1.00 pm at Four Oaks and if you can come and give them a cheer that would be great.
Annual General Church Meeting - 15 April
This year's general church meeting will be within the morning service on 15 April. There will be refreshments available. This meeting appoints stewards and church council members for the coming year, but is also important as an opportunity to discuss what our church has been doing and its plans for the future. Whilst only members of the church can vote the meeting is open to everyone. Pick up a copy of the AGM booklet when you are in church over Easter.
So the Junior Church leaders and helpers and the older children can participate in the meeting normal JC sessions will be suspended today and everyone will be in the service. There will be activities suitable for children of various ages set out in the crèche area.
Celebrating God's Kingdom 2 - Sunday 22 April at 11.00 am
The first CGK event was very well received around the Circuit and we are doing the same again this year - only bigger and better. The congregations of all the churches in our Circuit will gather in worship at Bishop Walsh School in Wylde Green Road B76 1QT.
CGK 2 will be even more fantastic than the original - the parking and the toilets will be more accessible, there will be shuttle buses arranged, and the event will be made especially child friendly.
We will welcome Revd Olufemi Cole-Nije as a guest speaker. There will be fabulous singing. There will be terrific sessions for the children.
Church Without Walls - 24 & 25 April
Watch out for us if you commute from Four Oaks station - on 24 April between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm we will be welcoming you home from work, school or college with some chocolate to help you recover from having eaten all your Easter eggs and run out of chocolate!
On Wednesday 25 April at the same time - 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm - our church which overlooks the station will be open, offering a warm welcome, some refreshments, the chance to talk to someone if you wish, or space and time to sit quietly, to pray, and to think.
Festival of Transport - Kingstanding Church 2 June
A chance to look at all things transport - memorabilia, classic old cars or quirky ones - or to show them to others if you have something like this yourself.
Flower Guild outing 15 June
The Flower Guild are going to the Royal Three Counties Show near Malvern and everyone is welcome to join them. The office can put you in touch so you can get a ticket, which are £30 a head inclusive of travel and entrance fee. We expect the tickets to sell out soon so if you're interested, don't delay!
The official opening of our rebuilt facilities
This is planned for Saturday 1 September between 11.30 am and 4.00 pm. There will be more details as the year progresses but put that date in your calendar now in readiness!