Spiritual Life

St. Cassian, Church of England

I wonder how much you enjoyed your evening meal on Wednesday, April 9th 2003? Did it taste good, or was it a meal best forgotten? Did you eat it in your home with   family   members   or   were   you   out   that   evening   at   a   restaurant?   Most importantly of all, did the wine compliment the food to perfection? Let me take a guess, you simply can’t remember! From   time   to   time   I   hear   people   saying   that   they   cannot   remember   the   vast majority   of   the   Church   services   they   have   attended   over   the   years   and   they wonder   if   the   services   have   done   them   much   good,   indeed,   were   they   even worth   attending?   I   have   to   confess   to   feeling   some   degree   of   sympathy   with this   thinking;   even   as   a   vicar   I   can’t   remember   the   sermon   I   preached   a   mere two weeks ago! However    going    back    to    my    opening    question,    although    you    may    not necessarily   remember   the   meal   you   had   on   that   particular   date,   nevertheless you   must   have   had   a   meal   on   that   day   and   on   many   days   before   and   since, otherwise   you   would   not   be   reading   this   article   now!   We   eat   food   day   after day   after   day   in   order   to   stay   fit   and   healthy.   Chances   are   we   don’t   remember the   overwhelming   majority   of   meals   that   we   have,   however   if   we   didn’t   have them, we would be in a very sorry state! To   say   that   we   can   be   good   Christians   without   attending   Church   regularly   is     like   saying   that   we   can   remain   healthy   without   feeding   ourselves.   As   any Doctor will tell you, it’s impossible! We   are   now   into   the   month   of   September   and   this   tends   to   be   the   time   of   the year   where   various   activities   and   groups   start   up   once   again   for   another season. Can   I   therefore   give   an   invitation   to   any   of   you   who   perhaps   haven't   been   to Church for a long time, if ever, to our services at Saint Cassian’s Church every Sunday   morning   at   9.30   am.   You   would   be   assured   of   a   very   warm   welcome and   a   real   sense   of   belonging   in   a   family   of   people   who   love   both   God   and their neighbours in a very warm and practical way. By   the   way,   I   loved   my   evening   meal   on   Wednesday,   April   9th   2003.   It   was my   40th   birthday   and   I   was   in   a   lovely   French   restaurant   in   Central   London with   some   really   good   friends.   Sometimes   both   good   meals   and   good   Church services really are memorable! Robert Legge (Team Vicar, Parish of Kidderminster East)

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