Spiritual Life

St. Cassian, Church of England

September   sees   the   beginning   of   a   new   term   for   our   village   school.   We have   at   St   Cassian’s   a   small   group   who   visit   our   village   school   each   month, we   are   part   of   a   National   Organization   run   by   The   Bible   Society   called ‘Open    the    Book.’    We    share    stories    from    the    Bible    with    the    children through   words   and   drama.   Open   the   book   has   just   celebrated   its   20th Anniversary   and   to   mark   this   a   special   book   has   been   published   consisting of   pages   created   by   the   various   schools   involved.   Our   village   school’s   page is   included   in   this   issue   of   our   Parish   magazine   containing   lovely   and thought   provoking   comments   from   the   children,   see   Page26.   We   can   often relate   the   stories   we   use   from   the   Bible   with   the   school’s   core   values which is an example of the variety of content that there is in the Bible. The   Bible   is   a   fascinating   book   –   it   is   unique   and   contains   many   books within   its   covers.   The   chapters   contain   the   History   of   what   is   now   the Christian   church.   It   is   a   guide   book,   a   reference   book   and   it   has   poetry. It    contains    both    fact    and    fiction    as    Jesus    loved    to    tell    stories    to illustrate   His   teaching.   It   contains   the   greatest   love   story   ever   written, one of love and sacrifice with a good ending! God   so   loved   the   world   that   he   gave   his   only   begotten   son,   that   whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life John ch.3 v.16. As   a   child   attending   Sunday   School   I   learnt   a   song   –   The   best   book   to read   is   the   Bible,   if   you   read   it   every   day   it   will   help   you   on   your   way,   the best   book   to   read   is   the   Bible!   I   would   recommend   the   Bible   as   a   good read. If   you   have   any   questions   about   the   content   of   the   Bible   or   might   wish   to learn   something   more   about   the   Christian   faith   we   have   an   Alpha   course starting   in   the   Parish   on   11   September,   running   through   the   autumn   term please   contact   the   Parish   Office   or   one   of   our   team   for   more   details. This   is   an   opportunity   to   ask   questions   and   to   discuss   the   good   news   the Bible contains for us today in the 21st Century. I would recommend reading the Bible to you all – enjoy an excellent read. Christine

St. Mary, Roman Catholic

Mass Times Sunday :        8:30 / 10:30 Holyday:        8:30 / 19:00 Weekday Masses : Mon, Tues, Wed, - 08:30 - Thur, Fri : 11:30 Sat :  10:00 Services Times : Confession - Wednesday till Saturday after Mass or by appointment  Baptisms & Marriages - By appointment

Methodist Circuit

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 Church The 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.

Churches

St. Cassian. C. of E. For service times and to contact Canon Hugh Burton .. <Link>
Chaddesley Corbett
Priest: Rt. Rev. Mgr.  Canon John Moran <Link> Harvington Hall Lane, Kidderminster DY10 4LR Phone: 01562 777319 19 Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1AS Phone: 01527 835843 The Oaks Community Hall Worcester Road, Harvington. DY10 4NS Please contact John Davis on 07958 489994 or email  john.e.davis@hotmail.co.uk