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 / 10:30Holyday: 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