Worship with us

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience whilst our building project is going ahead and check for news on the Building Work page.

These are our regular times of service.  Further down the page there are some details of the types of services, and on the Visitors page you will find some information about what to expect at a service. 

Please bear in mind that parts of our building will be inaccessible from October 2017 until June 2018 whilst our community facilities are being comprehensively modernised. We are doing everything we can to continue as normal, and the church itself will be untouched, but access and parking arrangements will be reduced.

You can be assured of a warm welcome if you come along to any service.  If you need help to come to worship with us, or just someone to encourage you to give it a try, please do contact the office.  You could speak to someone beforehand about what happens in church if that would help, or perhaps we could arrange for you to sit with someone who could answer any questions you might have.

On Sundays, there are often two services, with an extra service of Holy Communion each quarter.  However, at present we only have Sunday evening services on alternate Sundays.  On the Sundays when we do not have an evening service we are invited to worship at South Parade church in Sutton Coldfield.

On Wednesday mornings we have a regular midweek service, sometimes with a visiting preacher.

On Monday mornings between 9.30 and 10.00 there is a prayer meeting in church where everyone who can make it is invited to join us and pray for those in need.

On Monday afternoons at 2.00 pm our Monday Fellowship meets both for fellowship and in worship and everyone is welcome.   Monday Fellowship will meet in church from the beginning of October when the building works commence. These are this month's topics:

Monday 4 December - The Christmas Story - Bronwen Finch

Monday 11 December - Christmas Party (starts at 1.00 pm)

No meetings on 18 and 25 December

Services

Wednesday 20 December

at 10.30 am our midweek service is a celebration of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve and the fourth Sunday in Advent

at 10.30 am come to join our carol service led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe

at 11.15 pm our midnight communion service led by Revd Stephen Froggatt and Deacon Marilyn Slowe is an opportunity celebrate the first communion of Christmas Day in the stillness of the night

Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

at 10.00 am come along to Christmas Praise with Revd Stephen Froggatt as we celebrate Jesus' birth with a family service. You are encouraged to bring one of your gifts to sow your friends. Tasteless Christmas jumpers, ties and socks are also very much encouraged!

Wednesday 27 December

at 10.30 am our midweek service is led by Mrs Pat Roberts

Sunday 31 December

at 10.30 am we host a united service led by Mr G Constantine when we will be joined by friends from other churches in our circuit

Wednesday 3 January 2018

at 10.30 am our first service of the New Year is a midweek service led by Mrs Diana Bosman

Sunday 7 January - Covenant Sunday

at 10.30 am Mr Tom Watts leads our morning worship - this year our own Covenant Service will be on 21 January

there is no evening service at Four Oaks this week

Wednesday 10 January

at 10.30 am Deacon Marilyn Slowe leads our midweek worship

Sunday 14 January

at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Mrs Lynette Jones

at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads an even service including Bible study and a celebration of Holy Communion

Wednesday 17 January

at 10.30 am Revd Stephen Froggatt leads us in a midweek celebration of Holy Communion

Sunday 21 January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

at 10.30 am Revd Stephen Froggatt leads our Covenant Service which includes a celebration of Holy Communion and an opportunity to renew our covenant with God

at 6.30 pm we join friends from Churches Together in Four Oaks for a joint service hosted at Ark Community Church in James Road

Wednesday 24 January

at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mr Glyn Constantine

Sunday 28 January Homeless Sunday and Mission in Britain Sunday

at 10.30 am Revd Kathryn Darby, who serves as a hospital chaplain, leads our morning worship

at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads us in a cafe church service

Wednesday 31 January 

at 10.30 am Mr Peter Cashmore leads our morning worship

Types of Worship 

9.00 am - Holy Communion (held quarterly).
This is quite a traditional Holy Communion using the Methodist Worship Book.

10.30 am - Morning Service
This tends to be fairly traditional although there are ten family services each year which are less so.  Those services sometimes have the Scouts, Guides and junior groups parading their flags and taking a part in the service. 

Members of our Care Team are usually available after the 10.30 service on Sunday mornings if you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with you.  Look for the people wearing green name badges.

It is the preferred practice of the church that baptisms take place in the morning rather than the evening service, but these are often held shortly after the main morning service so that all the families can be accommodated.

10.30 am - Wednesday Midweek Service
A short traditional service led by Circuit ministers and Local Preachers, followed by coffee and conversation.

6.30 pm - Evening Worship
This is usually a less formal service, using piano and sometimes our music group instead of the organ, and often with more modern hymns and songs. The Sunday evening service sometimes includes prayers for healing. 

About once a month our evening service is cafe church, a relaxed service with a conversational style, fuelled by coffee and cakes on tap throughout.

Joint Services on Sunday Evenings

Circuit services - In the Sutton Park Circuit of Methodist Churches to which we belong we gather together around once a quarter for combined Sunday evening services which are shared by all the churches in the circuit, and we sometimes meet more often than this in the Summer

Churches Together in Four Oaks - We also meet in worship about once a quarter to share a Sunday evening service with friends from the other churches in our area.  The members of Churches Together in Four Oaks take it in turns to host these services and the clergy share the responsibilities for leading worship on these occasions.