Following the Government guidance, we have taken the sad decision to close the church buildings for the duration. We are still here for you, as a “virtual church” and will be praying, along with our whole community. Please, keep watching these pages and following our social media - www.twitter.com/spcbalsall or www.facebook.com/spcbalsall ... see ‘Contact Us’ and ‘Social Media’ pages of this website and do email or phone, if you need pastoral or spiritual support. We’ll do what we can.
If you are missing your religious support, we can offer some suggestions eg online broadcasts of services, which might offer you some comfort. If you want to get our weekly newsletter, please drop us an e-mail!
We do post a Sunday service on our website (see ‘A Service ... in the time of CoronaVirus’ www.spcbalsall.church/service/ ) and will try to update it each week: it will remain available for the rest of that week.
The Churches Together Lent Breakfasts will NOT be running, or ‘Coffee Together’ on Saturday 4th April - sorry!
NB The email address for the Vicar has changed: please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the homepage for the church of St Peter Balsall Common. We are a friendly neighbourhood church with services, faith & social events for all ages & life-stages.
In these pages we set out our values and activities, tell people who we are and what we are about, and invite you to join in. You can click on the boxes at the bottom of the page for 'newsletters' and forthcoming events. Where there is different colour text, or sometimes underlined text we provide 'hot links' that go directly to the information.
More information at http://www.Facebook.com/SPCBalsall where you will find updates about sudden and unexpected changes of plan, as well as reminder of regular and special events and regular updates also appear on www.twitter.com/spcbalsall . If you prefer a longer read, our monthly Magazine 'The Key' is also now available on-line as a .pdf file! You can read it here online! Please let us know if you do, so we shall know that this is valued, and might remember to update it more regularly!
St Peter's stands on the south-west edge of the growing 'village' of Balsall Common, but aspires to be at the heart of the community and to bring the message of Christ to all who live nearby. We have social activities for all ages, including 'mothers and toddlers', older people, and young people. We extend a welcome to all who want to learn more about our faith, or to join our activity. You may already have come to one of our social events, or have had a visit one Saturday in our 'Say One for Me' programme - but if you have not and don’t know us, we’d love to meet you!
Our church has tried to be accessible to everyone. We have a level floor (no steps!), comfortable chairs, a modern audiovisual system and acoustic loop (and wifi!) and a bright interior! As far as possible, we seek to be dementia friendly and aware of autism (neurodiversity).
We hope our services combine a warm welcome and an informal feel with proper reverence and worship and activities for Youth & Children. With the local Methodist Church, we also provide outreach services at the Harper Fields Care Home, on one Friday morning every month. We do not believe that 'church' is only for Sunday, so have lots of things for different age groups on a variety of weekdays as well.
Please feel free to visit our church and become part of all this, too!
We take issues of child protection (and the protection of vulnerable adults) very seriously. If you have a concern, you can find our policies and contact details here.
Registered Charity in UK: # 1184291