Spiritual Life

St. Cassian, Church of England

Change=challenge=opportunity. Times   of   change   can   be   very   unsettling   and   can   be   the   cause   of   stress   and worry.   Things   that   have   remained   the   same   feel   under   threat   and   the   whole situation can become overwhelming. There are many changes ahead for us at St Cassian’s. Firstly,   we   have   said   goodbye   to   Rev   Hugh   Burton   and   are   now   beginning   the process   of   seeking   to   appoint   his   successor.   We   will   be   working   with   the   other churches   within   the   Kidderminster   East   team   and   hope   to   be   in   a   position   to advertise   the   post   very   shortly.   In   the   meantime   we   will   be   supported   by   Rev. Robert   Legge   and   our   Lay   Minister   Christine   Hickman-Smith   as   they   work together to maintain our weekly pattern of worship. We   are   most   grateful   to   Christine   and   to   Beth   Richards   for   all   they   do   to   lead our   worship.   We   will   also   be   supported   by   the   diocese   and   are   looking forward   to   welcoming   Archdeacon   Nicki   Groarke   who   will   lead   our   Easter   Day Communion service. During   the   last   year   we   have   faced   the   challenge   of   raising   money   to   repair our   beautiful   pipe   organ.   This   has   been   hard   work   but   has   presented   us   with so many opportunities to meet together and to have fun whilst raising money. We   hope   that   our   organ   builders,   Nicholson’s   and   Co   will   be   removing   the bent   pipes   and   taking   them   to   their   factory   in   Malvern   for   repair   at   the   end   of this   month.   The   organ   will   be   out   of   action   for   a   few   months   but   this   will   offer the   opportunity   to   have   a   digital   organ   in   church.   A   huge   thank   you   to   all   who have supported this project. The followers of Jesus faced change and the most challenging of times during the death and resurrection of their friend and saviour. For them nothing would be   the   same   and   the   road   they   travelled   was   a   difficult   one.   Even   during   their darkest   times   they   knew   that   they   were   loved;   they   stuck   together   and eventually light overcame darkness and Jesus rose from the dead. Let   us   follow   their   lead   and   trust   that   all   will   be   well.   God   loves   us   all   and   will be   with   us   on   our   own   difficult   journeys.   Whatever   path   you   are   on;   whether it   is   a   challenging   one,   an   exciting   one   or   one   of   discovery,   know   that   God   is there beside you and you are never alone. Wishing you all a blessed and very Happy Easter, Clare  and Susie - Church Wardens

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