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 11.45 am to 2.00 pm once a month. 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 formed 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.
Lent Study Course
This year's Lent study course runs three times a week in different locations and each week you will be welcome at whichever of them you can attend, and do please change between them week by week if that suits you. This year we are looking chapter by chapter at "Engaging the Word" by Pete Phillips. The sessions are at:
1A Wentworth Road B74 2SG at 10.30 am on Tuesdays 13, 20 and 27 February and 6, 13, 20 and 27 March
Mocha Coffee Lounge Burnett Road Streetly at 2.00 pm on Wednesdays 14, 21 and 28 February and 7, 20 and 28 March
Blackwood Methodist Church at 8.00 pm on Thursdays 15 and 22 February and 8, 21 and 29 March
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 - 26 Feb-11 March
We will mark Fairtrade Fortnight as usual despite the building works. In particular we will celebrate the start of the fortnight with a coffee morning in church on Saturday 24 February 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. Lots of Fairtrade goodies to eat and the Fairtrade Stall will be there. The Stall will be in church after the morning service on 25 February too (and on 25 March for any Easter treats you might need to buy!)
Cuppa and Cake for Womankind - 8 March
Pop into the library in the Mere Green Community Centre between 1.00 and 3.00 pm to enjoy a cuppa and a nice cake and find out about how you might be able to raise funds or awareness to combat female genital mutilation.
Refugee Cycle Ride 18 March
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. They will leave after the morning service at Boldmere Church and aim to get to the Kingstanding Church in time for the 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 cCurch 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.
Celebrating God's Kingdom 2 - Sunday 22 April at 11.00 am
Last year's CGK event was very well received around the Circuit and we plan to do the same again, so save the date now. The congregations of all the churches in our Circuit will gather in worship at Bishop Walsh school again.
We plan to make CGK 2 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.
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!