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Our website is arranged to reflect our commitment to worshipping, growing, caring for each other and our local community, and acting to make the world a better place. Please use the tabs at the top to explore, or click on one of the images below to go straight to one of our key pages.
If you would like to get in touch, please click here. We would love to hear from you.
Our Worship Services
At St John's:
9am: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays
6pm:1st & 5th Sundays
At St James':
8am: 1st & 3rd Sundays
10:30am: Every Sunday
10:30am: Every Thursday
At Christ the King:
10:30am: 2nd & 4th Sundays
At St James':
10am: 3rd Saturdays - Messy Church
For the full service pattern please see here.
If you're not able to join us in person for Sunday Worship, you may like to watch our livestream from St James. Please click here from 10:25am on Sunday 7th Aug. The same link will take you to a recording after the service.
Covid precautions: To support those who need or wish to maintain robust Covid precautions, each of our buildings has a designated area in which we request face-coverings are worn and social distancing observed. If you are not sure where to sit, please ask a welcomer when you arrive.
The St James' Church Building is usually open for private prayer each day,
10am - 4pm.
We sometimes have services or events in the building during these times, which may mean it is not available for private prayer. Please contact 0121 745 8896 on weekday mornings if you wish to check.
News and Updates
We're delighted and excited to welcome Rev Wendy Martin to our ministry team from mid August. Please click here to find out more about her - and get ready to say "hello"!
Our next Reflective Worship will be on Sunday 7th August, 6pm at St John's.
It's quiet and - well - reflective! Come and see.
Find out more here.
Church House is being refurbished between Mon 22nd August and Sat 10th September, and the building will be closed whilst the work is done.
Most of our Parish activities will be re-sited into St James Church during this period.
You can find details of what is being done by clicking here.
You can find out what is happening with our regular activities by clicking here.
We're really grateful to Veolia and to the Friends of St James for their very generous grants to enable this work to be done.
Our weekly notice sheet and the prayers and readings for our
live-streamed Sunday Worship are here.
The Parish Magazine for July/August 2022 is available here.
Previous editions of the Magazine are here.
Last updated 06.08.22
Please click on one of the images below to take you straight to that page.
A prayer for Ukraine
Holy and Gracious God
We pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia;
for their countries and their leaders.
We pray for all those who are afraid;
that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear.
We pray for all those who have the power over life and death;
that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness.
We pray for those who choose war;
that they will remember that you direct your people to turn our swords into
ploughshares and seek for peace.
We pray for leaders on the world stage;
that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ.
Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine.
And we ask this in the name of your blessed Son.
Lord have mercy.
Be Still..... and pray
May the Love of Christ
The Light of Christ
The Peace of Christ
The Power of Christ
The Joy of Christ
The Presence of Christ
Be with us evermore.