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 July 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.

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. In August the circuit is collaborating on a series of evening services hosted by different churches to which everyone is invited.

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. 

Monday 2 July - Elizabeth Hainsworth

Monday 9 July - Revd Stephen Froggatt

Monday 16 July - The members  - a cream tea perhaps?


Services

Sunday 8 July - Action for Children Sunday

at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Mr John Ruthrford

at 6.30 pm Revd Stephen Froggatt leads us i a service of Holy Communion including Bible study

Wednesday 11 July

at 10.30 am our worship is led by Revd John Ingyon

Sunday 15 July

at 10.30 am we welcome Revd Trey Hall to lead our morning worship. Trey is the District Evangelism Enabler for the Methodist Church in Birmingham

at 6.30 pm we are invited to a service at South Parade church led by Revd Dr Alan Smithson

Wednesday 18 July

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

Sunday 22 July

at 10.30 am our morning service includes a celebration of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt

at 6.30 pm join us for a cafe style service led by Mrs Angela Constantine

Wednesday 25 July

at 10.30 am Deacon Marilyn Slowe leads our midweek service

Sunday 29 July

at 10.30 am our morning worship is led by Mrs Linda Crowe

no evening service this week

Wednesday 1 August

at 10.30 am Revd Stephen Wiley leads our midweek worship

Sunday 5 August

at 10.30 am Mrs Nikki Murcott leads our morning worship

at 6.30 pm we join friends from across the circuit for a service at South Parade church led by Revd Stephen Willey

Wednesday 8 August

at 10.30 am Mr Ian Bosman leads our morning worship

Sunday 12 August

at 10.30 am Deacon Marilyn Slowe leads our morning worship and starts off our week In-Tent on Prayer

at 6.30 pm we join friends from across the circuit for a service at Falcon Lodge church led by Revd Stephen Froggatt

Wednesday 17 August

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

Sunday 19 August

at 10.30 am we mark the end on our "In-Tent on Prayer" week with a service led by the team

this will be followed by a buffet lunch for all church members and friends and 

at 2.00 pm an hour of celebration worship led by Revd Stephen Froggatt

at 6.30 pm we join friends from across the circuit for a service at Stockland Green church led by Revd Andrew Brazier

Wednesday 22 August

at 10.30 am Deacon Marilyn Slowe leads our midweek worship

Sunday 25 August

at 10.30 am our morning service includes a celebration of Holy Communion led by Revd Stephen Froggatt

at 6.30 pm we host friends from across the circuit to an evening service here at our church led by Revd Dr Alan Smithson, the circuit superintendent

Wednesday 29 August

at 10.30 am Revd Gerald Hainsworth leads our midweek service

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.