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.
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 March's topics:
Monday 5 March - Philip Watts - Making everything possible
Monday 12 March - Jenny Dawson - Poetry - personal choices
Monday 19 March - Margaret Shaw - Hymns and their writers
Monday 26 March - no speaker
Sunday 4 March - Third Sunday in Lent
at 10.30 am our morning worship will be a service of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads a service of Holy Communion at South Parade Methodist Church
Wednesday 7 March
at 10.30 am Mr Tom Watts leads our morning worship
Sunday 11 March - Mothering Sunday
at 10.30 am Mrs Angela Constantine leads our morning worship
at 6.30 pm our evening worship includes a Bible Study and a celebration of Holy Communion and is led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Wednesday 14 March
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Sunday 18 March - First Sunday of the Passion
at 10.30 am Deacon Marilyn Slowe leads our morning service
at 6.30 pm we are invited to a circuit service at Kingstanding Methodist Church which will be led by Revd Stephen Froggatt. The sponsored cyclists raising money for refugee assistance will be welcomed after their ride around the circuit's churches
Wednesday 21 March
at 10.30 am our midweek service is a celebration of holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Sunday 25 March - Palm Sunday
at 10.15 am our morning worship will begin for all those who can make it (adults as well as children) at the car park outside the Green House in Lichfield Road where we will hold a short act of worship and then progress to church waving our palms!
at 10.30 am Revd Stephen Froggatt leads us in a family service in church
at 6.30 pm we have a café style evening service led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Wednesday 28 March
at 10.30 am Mr Jack McGinnigle leads our midweek worship during Holy Week
Thursday 29 March - Maundy Thursday
at 7.30 pm we are invited to a united service at Blackwood Methodist Church which will include a retelling of the Last Supper as well as Holy Communion
Friday 30 March - Good Friday
at 10.15 am we will meet for a short service of dedication in church before walking in a procession of witness to Mere Green, where
at 11.00 am we will join with friends from Churches Together in Four Oaks for a service at St James'
Sunday 1 April - Easter Day
at 10.30 join us for a family service of Holy Communion led by Deacon Marilyn and Revd Stephen at which we will also welcome some new church members
at 4.00 pm come to our Easter Praise and Testimony service led by Revd Stephen and Deacon Marilyn which will be a circuit service shared with all our friends from Sutton Park Circuit
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.