Worship with us
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, although, 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 26 November - Kay Davies - Kay's Surprise
Monday 3 December - Peter Everitt - Christmas Singalong
Monday 10 December - Christmas Meal
Monday 17 December - Bronwen Finch - Christmas Story
Mondays 24/31 December - no meeting over the holiday
Monday 7 January - Bronwen Finch
Monday 14 January Mary Bodfish - The Baby in the Locket
Monday 21 January - Clive Katz - National Trust Lindisfarne Castle
Monday 28 January - Jim Sweetman - Sri Lanka
Sunday 25 November
at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Revd Peter Grimwood
at 6.30 pm our evening worship is a café church service led by Mrs Nikki Murcott
Wednesday 28 November
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Sunday 2 December - Advent Sunday and the Toy Service
at 10.30 am our morning service to mark the beginning of Advent is a family service led by Mrs Sue Hall which will be our annual Toy Service when the congregation is asked to bring along gifts of toys to donate which will go to struggling families in Birmingham
at 6.30 pm we are privileged to share our evening service with St Giles Hospice in our annual Light Up A Life Service which will be led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Monday 3 December
Wednesday 5 December
at 6.30 pm join our uniformed youth groups from Scouting and Guiding for a carol service with refreshments to follow
Sunday 9 December - 2nd Sunday in Advent
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mr Peter Cashmore
Wednesday 12 December
at 10.30 am Mrs Nikki Murcott leads our morning worship with a service featuring the work of Christian Aid and the theme "Be a Peacemaker" (click the link to see a short film)
at 6.30 pm our evening worship is a service of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Sunday 16 December - 3rd Sunday in Advent
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mrs Therese Rutherford
at 1.00 pm we welcome friends from Coppice School for a special service
Tuesday 18 December
at 10.30 am our morning worship is a service of Holy Communion with Revd Stephen Froggat
Wednesday 19 December
at 10.00 am we welcome friends from Langley School for a seasonal service
Thursday 20 December
at 10.30 am our morning service is a celebration of Holy Communion with Revd Stephen Froggatt
Sunday 23 December - 4th Sunday in Advent
at 6.30 pm Deacon Marilyn Slowe will lead a quiet service on the theme of a Blue Christmas for those who find this a challenging season in the year
Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve
at 10.30 am our morning worship will be a traditional carol service for all the family
there is no evening service at Four Oaks but we are invited to a service of Holy Communion at South Parade church in Sutton Coldfield at 6.30 pm to be led by Revd Alan Smithson
Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
at 11.15 pm we mark the birth of Jesus with a service of Midnight Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen and Deacon Marilyn
Wednesday 26 December - Boxing Day
at 10.30 am come and join us for a family celebration of the birth of Jesus with our own worship team - dubious Christmas knitwear strongly encouraged! - bring your favourite new toy to show your friends!
Friday 28 December
at 10.30 am join us for a midweek service for the season led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Sunday 30 December - 1st Sunday in Christmas season
at 5.00 pm gather at Sacred Heart Church for the annual Churches Together carol service
Wednesday 2 January 2019
at 10.30 am join us for a family service led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
there is no evening service this week
Sunday 6 January - Covenant Sunday
at 10.30 am our first midweek worship of the New Year is led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
Wednesday 9 January
at 10.30 am we have a choice of worship.
Here at Four Oaks our local worship team led by Mrs Angela Constantine will lead morning worship as usual or we are invited to a service at South Parade church in Sutton Coldfield which will be a service of Holy Communion featuring an opportunity to renew our covenant with God
there is no evening service this week
Sunday 13 January
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mr Godgrey Higgins
Wednesday 16 January
at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Deacon Marilyn Slowe
at 6.30 pm our evening worship is a celebration of Holy communion including Bible study led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Sunday 20 January
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is a celebration of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
Wednesday 23 January
at 10.30 am our service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is led by Mrs Liz Topliss
at 5.00 pm join the new Prayer and Praise Fellowship Group in Room 2 to share some home made soup and a time of relaxed worship music and discussion around a Bible passage
Sunday 27 January - Holocaust Memorial Day
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Mrs Nikki Murcott
Wednesday 30 January
at 10.30 am our morning worship is a service of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt
at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen leads a relaxed cafe church service
at 10.30 am our midweek worship is led by Revd Stephen Willey
Types of Worship
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.