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, but access and parking arrangements will be reduced.

Please note

From Monday 30 April until Saturday 26 May our church will be undergoing work and we will be unable to worship there.

However, for Sunday 20 May, the forecast is good so we'll be celebrating Pentecost and Aldersgate Sunday on the lawn outside.

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. However during May whilst the church is inaccessible we will not be holding meetings.

Mondays in May - No meetings

Monday 4 June - the Fellowship is back

Services

Wednesday 25 April

at 10.30 am Mrs Diana Bosman leads our midweek worship

Sunday 29 April

at 10.30 am our morning worship is a celebration of Holy Communion with Revd Stephen Froggatt

at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen leads us in a café church service

Wednesdays in May

No services at FOMC until 30 May, but in the meantime you may wish to visit St James in Mere Green who also hold a midweek service at 10.30 am

Sunday 6 May

No services at FOMC but here are some suggestions

at 10.30 am

  • Revd Alan Smithson is leading worship at South Parade church
  • Mr Martyn Blunt is leading worship at Streetly church
  • Mrs Sue Hall is leading worship at our sister church in Nechells

at 6.30 pm

  • Revd Andrew Brazier is leading worship at South Parade Church

Sunday 13 May - Christian Aid Week

No services at FOMC but here are some suggestions

at 10.30 am

  • Revd Peter Grimwood is leading worship at South Parade church
  • Revd Ian Howarth is leading worship at Streetly church
  • Revd Alan Smithson is leading worship at Nechells church

at 6.30 pm

  • Revd Andrew Brazier is leading worship at Boldmere church

Sunday 20 May - Pentecost and Aldersgate Sunday

The forecast is good, so we'll be celebrating Pentecost and Aldersgate Sunday on the lawn outside church.

Come along at the normal time, 10.30 am for a slightly unusual service. Don't worry, there will be some chairs!

at 6.00 pm (early start!)

  • Mrs Yvette Morgan leads a Circuit Service at South Parade church

Sunday 27 May - Trinity Sunday

at 10.30 am our regular morning worship resumes with a service for Trinity Sunday led by deacon Marilyn Slowe

at 6.30 pm Mrs Nikki Murcott leads a café church service

Wednesday 30 May

at 10.30 am our usual midweek worship resumes with a service led by Mr Tom Watts.

Sunday 3 June

at 10.30 am Mrs Sue Hall leads us in our morning worship

at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads our evening worship with a celebration of Holy Communion

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.