The Repair ShopIf you have only enough time in your busy lives to watch one programme on television these days it MUST be “The Repair Shop!” The format of the programme is simplicity itself, people bring artefacts and items of sentimental value that are very badly damaged and look beyond repair, usually accompanied by the most poignant story as to why the particular item is so important. These owners leave their possessions with the experts at the Repair Shop who restore them to full quality and give them back to the owners.Now as I watch this programme, from time to time I look at an item in its pre-repair state and I think to myself “No way! It's just too badly damaged to ever be repaired. The person who owns it might as well put it in the bin and give the expert some time to repair something else that actually has a chance of being fixed!” And guess what, I’m wrong every time! No matter how damaged the item is, with loving care and time the expert makes the broken piece look like new once again.I remember once hearing the story of a woman whose daughter asked the sort of wonderful question that little children often ask their parents; “Mother what does God do all day?” The girl’s mother considered the question for a few moments and then replied, “God spends his day repairing broken things.”I guess most of us go through periods of time where we feel that we are broken by the experiences, dents and hurts that life throws our way and we find ourselves wondering if there is any hope for healing. The Christian message is that in Christ's love we can experience the healing restoring loving power of God for ourselves. I often notice how when people go to the Repair Shop, they do with a great sense of confidence and expectation. We too can come confidently in prayer as we ask God to repair us and to remake us into the kind of people He has always wanted us to be.Robert
St. Mary, Roman Catholic
Mass Times Sunday : 8:30 / 10:30Holyday: 8:30 / 19:00Weekday Masses : Mon, Tues, Wed, - 08:30 - Thur, Fri : 11:30Sat : 10:00Services Times : Confession - Wednesday till Saturday after Mass or by appointment Baptisms & Marriages - By appointment
At Bromsgrove we offer worship in a variety of styles, mostly informal, always including readings from the Bible which will be explained and applied to today, songs and hymns some from the days of the Wesleys and many written in the last few years. Currently the majority of Sunday mornings singing is led by an organ but at least once a month by a worship band of different instruments and vocalists. During the week there are opportunities to join smaller groups to read, discuss and pray for each other. We offer God’s love in word and actions on site (see weekly diary); in homes (through for example Crosslinks Befriending) and in the community often in partnership with other Christian churches – for example Street Pastors. If you come to a Sunday Service or week day activity we hope you will feel welcome. The church is committed to a Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults, has access for wheel chair users, T loop for audibly impaired people and large print word version of all that is needed in worship. (most of what we sing and say is projected on to screens).Oaks Community ChurchThe Oaks Community Church meets at ‘The Oaks’ Community Centre at Harvington (on the main A 450, close to Mustow Green traffic island).The church meets every Sunday morning at 10:30am and every Friday evening at 7:30pm. Refreshments are also available after the services.
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Priest: Rt. Rev. Mgr. Canon John Moran<Link>Harvington Hall Lane, Kidderminster DY10 4LRPhone: 01562 77731919 Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1ASPhone: 01527 835843The Oaks Community HallWorcester Road,Harvington.DY10 4NSPlease contact John Davis on 07958 489994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org