Worship with us
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.
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. In May this is what we have in store:
Monday 1 May - no meeting on the bank holiday
Monday 8 May - Elizabeth Hainsworth
Monday 15 May - Elizabeth Allison - Tavern Tales of the Midlands
Monday 22 May - Adam Williams - Midland Air Ambulance
Monday 29 May - no meeting on the bank holiday
Sunday 7 May
Wednesday 10 May
at 10.30 am Revd John Rowe leads us in a service of Holy Communion
there is no evening service at Four Oaks this week
Sunday 14 May - Christian Aid Week
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Revd Gerald Hainsworth
Wednesday 17 May
at 10.30 am Mr Martyn Blunt leads our morning service
at 6.30 pm Revd John Rowe leads a service of Holy Communion
Sunday 21 May - Aldersgate Sunday
at 10.30 am Revd John Rowe leads a midweek service of holy Communion
Wednesday 24 May
at 10.30 am Mrs Lynette Jones leads our morning worship
at 6.30 pm we join with friends from Churches Together in Four Oaks for a shared service at St James in Mere Green Road
at 10.30 am Revd John Ingyon leads our morning worship
Sunday 28 May
Wednesday 31 May
at 10.30 am Mr Glyn Constantine leads our morning worship
at 6.30 pm we have a cafe church service led by Mrs Angela Constantine
at 10.30 am Mrs Therese Rutherford leads our midweek 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.
Local shared services - Rather more often, about once a month or so, we also get together with our two sister churches, Streetly and Blackwood Methodist Churches for evening worship together.
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.