Spiritual Life

St. Cassian, Church of England

“Dear Everyone.” Having   a   lovely   time   -   weather   great   -   good   food   -   wife   going   shopping   - off to the beach this afternoon - wish you were here.” A   typical   holiday   postcard   which   we’ve   been   sending   ever   since   John   P. Charlton first patented the postcard in 1861, in Philadelphia. Of   course,   since   postcards   are   ..   postcard   size   ..   it’s   impossible   for   the   sender to   give   a   full   and   accurate   account   of   everything   they’ve   done   on   holiday   (and even less possible if they Tweet). A brief summary must suffice. Mark   12.   28-31   tells   of   a   man   who   asks   Jesus   for   a   condensed   reply.   What   he gets is so important that we quote it in full at the beginning of our services. “You   shall   love   the   Lord   your   God   with   all   your   heart   and   with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this - You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” Heart,   soul,   mind,   strength;   there   is   nothing   that’s   left   out   -   we   are   called   to love   God   with   every   part   of   our   being   -   and   then   to   love   some   one   else   as much as we do ourselves. Over   the   centuries   there   have   been   some   discussions   (and   disagreements)   as to   what   the   Christian   Faith   is   fundamentally   about;   however,   we   surely   must take   Jesus’   words   seriously   and   at   face   value   as   we   try   to   follow   Him   in   our everyday lives. And   so   I   suggest   that   we   promise   Him   to   commit   to   loving   God   completely   .. and our neighbours also. That’s exactly how He loves us ! Revd. Robert Legge

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