St Peter / Balsall Common

For special services, or the diary of regular events, try our calendar by  clicking here (you may need to click through the months!).

During the COVID lockdowns, we are also ‘streaming’ our services as they happen to allow more people to attend ‘socially distanced’, and then uploading a recording to youtube which can be viewed via This page - click here!



Sunday services


Early Morning Communion - 8.00am (Not during lockdown, except Christmas Day)

A traditional said service following the Book of Common Prayer on the Second and Fourth Sunday of the month

Our Main Morning service - 9.30am

First, Second and Fourth Sunday of each Month

Common Worship, sung Eucharist with childrens activities in the Hall, and/or crèche available.

Third Sunday of each month

Family Friendly informal service ("Switch"), with modern worship songs, activities for children  on the theme of the day, and some teaching for adults! This is not a communion service.

Also an 11.00 service in church, which is usually a shorter service of communion, with music. (Most months - please check the news-sheet for the previous week for details, via the link on www.spcbalsall.church/links/  or “More News ...” at the bottom of this page.)

On the Fifth Sunday of the Month (where there is one)

Cafe Church, which usually begins with coffee and Danish pastries, and a less formal celebration of communion in the church.

Also an 11.00 service in church, which will be a shorter service of communion, with music. (Not always during lockdown! Please check).

(When we are not ‘Locked Down) there is "Coffee for All" - After every 9.30 service / before the 11:00 service, Coffee (or tea!) and biscuits are served in the Hall at 10:30 , and there's a chance to chat with friends and buy Fairtrade tea, coffee and chocolate etc.

Brief Sung Communion - 11.00am

On Third and Fifth Sundays of each month, a quieter later celebration of the Eucharist

Informal Worship - 

On the First Sunday of each month at 11:00am we have Navigate - a worship service with opportunities to ask questions and explore what Christianity is all about - for all ages

On the Second Sunday of each month at 11:00 am we hold our Lighthouse Service. This is a family friendly, all age worship service with activities for everyone.

The Third Sunday has Switch at 9:30 (just for a change)

On the Fourth Sunday of each month we shall be running a slightly more informal, family-friendly Communion Service with ‘sermon skiver’ options for young people!

Evening service - 6.00pm (suspended during Lockdown to permit quarantining)

On the First Sunday of every month,  there is a sung Evensong, using the traditional Book of Common Prayer, and sometimes we have extra services for special occasions

Weekday services: 

St Peter’s Midweek

Our mid-week service on Wednesday mornings is moving Online! There will be a short service of worship and prayers on Zoom, starting at 10:30 am. The Zoom link will only go live shortly before 10:30am. After the service, we shall have a time to chat and catch up with each other – so have a cuppa handy!

To join in the service and chat, click on this link just before 10:30 on Wednesday, and wait for the host to admit you!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81452592756

We look forward to the end of Lockdown when we can go back to having, every two months, a "Dementia Friendly" short service at 2:30pm, before the Tea and Cakes on a Thursday Afternoon  event - look out for 'Special Events' and Facebook postings - or posters. If you would like to see another 'midweek' service, please let us know, and we'll see what we can do - or you could ask for one of our Readers or the Vicar to bring you communion in your own home.

On the Fourth Friday of each month we Used to hold a short service in Harper Fields Care Home for the residents and staff at 11:30 in their lounge - families of residents are welcome to join in. (Necessarily impossible during Lockdown). We have started to offer this service Online for the residents in the Care Home, using Zoom, which is arranged each week to suit the timetables and needs of the Care Home.