Welcome

Hello, we are the Church with the tower and the friendly welcome. Serving on this site since 1892.

Sparkhill Methodist Church is an inner city all embracing church. We are the family of God. Please join us on Sundays at 11am, our doors are open to all.

We are rooted in our Christian beliefs and would like to share this with you.

We normally meet each Sunday at 11:15 am to worship together as a church which involves singing songs of worship, praying, children's group and hearing a Bible message. It is also followed by refreshments and time together as a church family. You can find out more about what to expect if you are a new visitor by clicking here.

We have reopened for worship and our service time is 11.15 am.  There are current restrictions to numbers and style of worship due to the Coronavirus so please do read the notice below regarding booking a place at the services.

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Rev Sue Shortman.

As many of you will be aware we have now reopened our building for worship.

The new service time is 11.15 am to allow me to take a service at one of the other churches first and get back to Sparkhill for the service here.

We are restricted to numbers and many of you will have received a letter with information about the restrictions involved with a worship service and a booking line to book your place at the service. Your safety is of the upmost importance to us so we will continue to utilise this in the next few weeks until we assess how many are attending regularly. Please do continue to book via that number. If you did not receive the letter for some reason please do contact me and I can let you have it.

We are in ever changing circumstances and it is difficult to plan more than a couple of weeks ahead, although we do now have a full preaching plan for November with a variety of preachers joining us to lead worship including Rev Martin Freeman, Rev Barbara Calvert and Rev Caz Hague.

We will be holding our Autumn Church Council on Tuesday 3rd November at 7.30 pm via zoom and those of you who sit on the council will have been contacted directly. Please do pray for this meeting as it is an important gathering in which we will discuss the whole life if the church.

I continue to pray for those who are housebound or shielding and not able to worship with us as well as praying for the wider community in these difficult times.

The President and Vice President of conference this year, Rev Richard Teal and Mrs Carolyn Lawrence are encouraging us to remember in this difficult year that ‘The best of all is that God is with us.’

I do pray that as we move through these winter months with all of the challenges it brings, we will remember that God said

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’

My love and prayers,

Rev Sue