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. Make this the month you give this a try - the June session is on 13 June!
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, including on 11 June at Witton church (8.00 pm)
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.
Great Midlands Fun Run - 3 June
As in past years we will get gathering outside straight after the morning service so we can sing, cheer, encourage and wave to all the passing runners. This year we have been asked also to host an official Watering Station. We'll been looking for volunteers to hand out water from the end of the service until about 2.30 when the last of the stragglers come through - often the ones who are most in need of water and encouragement!
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!
Nkanfoa Methodist School and Church Aid
To raise funds for the Nkanfoa Methodist School in Ghana. Come to the Big Buffet Lunch on Saturday 16 June (12.30-4.00 pm) or the Afternoon Tea on Saturday 7 July (3.00-5.00) - or maybe both!
Contact Ian and Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 June to secure a ticket for the Big Buffet Lunch, and by 3 July for a ticket to the Afternoon Tea.
In tent on Prayer - 12-19 August
Watch out for more information about this, as we aim to keep a continuous prayer vigil for 168 hours - a full week, day and night.
Model Railway Exhibition - 18 August
The biannual exhibition by Narrow Gauge Midlands will run from 10.30 am to 4.30. Entry will be £3.00 and you will be able to be inspired by an exhibition of at least 16 narrow gauge model railways and tempted by various trade stands.
The official opening of our rebuilt facilities - 1 September
Put this in your diary now.
We will be privileged to welcome Revd Lorraine Mellor, currently President of Conference of the Methodist Church, to address the dedication service. To cut the ribbon we will welcome back Revd John and Deacon Liz Rowe. We are hoping to see lots of other friends of the church.
We have a full day planned already, which is going to include ice creams and a bouncy castle (not necessarily at the same time) and these are some of the highlights that have already been arranged:
- 11.00 - service of dedication with Revd Lorraine Mellor
- 11.45 - opening of the new rooms by Revd John and Deacon Liz Rowe
- 12.00 - tour of the new rooms
- 12.15 onwards - hog/chicken roast
- 12.30-4.00 - all the fun of the fair
- 2.00-4.00 the circus comes to Four Oaks
- 2.00 - organ recital in church
- 2.45 - choir concert in church
We hope to see lots of past and current friends of our church for some or all of the time. Please do come and join us for as much of the day as you can.