St Peter / Balsall Common

We are now making all our services available to watch online ... choose from our most recent ones! www.spcbalsall.church/service/

To read a 'Pastoral Letter' from our Vicar about the present situation: please click here

We shall be “back in church” this Sunday - as well! At least for our 11:00 Eucharist in church, but the "9:30 Switch" will not now be in the Hall - but Online! Click Here to join it

The 11:00 will also be uploaded for you to watch later at at time that suits you best. 

If you want a daily service, there is also “Daily Hope”, a free national telephone line, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of the phone. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind; to provide comfort and spiritual nourishment to the most isolated in our society.

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Your Christmas gifts were very well received at the Foodbank!  And Helping Hands at the Renewal Centre in Solihull have asked us to thank everyone for their generous support, which is so essential at the moment. Recently, we have taken a bootload every week, and are amazed by the quality and thought given to your gifts .... 

'Watch this space' for updates.

Please see our ‘Contact Us’ and ‘Social Media’ pages, and email or phone us, if you need pastoral or spiritual support and we’ll do what we can. If you want to get our weekly newsletter, please drop us an e-mail. Just keep watching these pages and following our social media - www.twitter.com/spcbalsall or www.facebook.com/spcbalsall ...
For the latest news from our friends in Malawi, Click here to see our 'Malawi' page!

You will also be very welcome to come to the church for Private Prayer on Wednesdays between 10:00 and 11:00am, when you can also leave Foodbank gifts for Helping Hands - and of course the online services are ‘in your own time’! (Or you can join us online by Zoom at 11:00 on Sundays and Wednesdays).

NB The email address for the Vicar has changed: please contact him at frpeterwt@outlook.com

Welcome

St Peter's Balsall Common

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!

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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!

NB: Safeguarding

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