Services & Worship
All through the various stages of restriction, we have been keeping the national and local Covid situation under close review. We have had at the front of our attention the need to protect and keep safe our people at St Francis.
We are keeping up to date with the Government's suggestions a we continue to live with Covid. We have been following the picture of the virus locally, and the effects of vaccinations.
Covid protection arrangements
For gathered worship, we shall remove the need for pre-booking; this will no longer be necessary. We have arranged the seating in church again, and we do not have any real need to restrict numbers – at any rate for regular services. We have made new arrangements for doing Test and Trace and for making possible physical distancing where this is requested. We shall continue to recommend strongly that people wear face-coverings and sanitise hands. We shall be thorough, when necessary, in cleaning church and places used by people. Safety still requires that we have to assistance of stewards in sufficient numbers to make safeguarding possible.
We are committed to the continual process of holding the diversity of views, confidences and anxieties of our community and in response, over the coming months we will be offering the following physically gathered worship:
We are going to do this in stages, as follows:
Thursday mornings at 10 am:
1st August, Said Holy Communion at 8:15 am.
1st August, Outdoor Morning Praise with Traditional Hymns at 10 am.
8th August, All Together Outdoors with Holy Communion at 10am.
15th August, Parish Communion at 10am.
22nd August, Parish Communion at 10am.
29th August, Parish Communion at 10am.
5th September, All Together Outdoors with Holy Communion and Blessing of Backpacks at 10am.
12th September, Outdoor Morning Praise with Traditional Hymns at 10 am.
19th September, Parish Communion at 10am.
26th September, All Together Outdoors for our Harvest Service at 10am.
We extend a warm welcome to everyone who comes to Bournville Parish Church, and especially to anyone who is visiting or worshipping with us for the first time. We trust you will experience God's presence and peace during your time with us. You are welcome to come as you are, but if you would like to talk to us about anything before you visit, please don't hesitate to contact us.
In addition to these optional physically gathered services we continue to offer on-line services only. These are as follows -
Sundays at Home include:
9.00 am Rise and Shine on the line
A weekly, intergenerational breakfast time service livestreamed to the Rise and Shine Facebook page.
6.30 pm Evensong
Using the traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer. A calm way to reflect on the week past and look ahead to the coming week. Posted to the church YouTube channel. This service is bi weekly.
New Vine Meditations
On the first Sunday of each month the New Vine team post on YouTube an Facebook a meditation of music, words and images.
During the week
Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer
At 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday – Friday we say Morning and Night prayer. This is live streamed to our Facebook page. If you are unable to join us online at the end of this booklet you will find both services for you to pray along at home.
As we transition to live-streaming physically gathered worship from Bournville Parish Church, service sheets to take part at home will be uploaded to this page.
Sunday 8th August 2021 - All Together Outdoors with Holy Communion
Morning Praise Outdoors - Worship Booklet
Parish Communion, Sundays at 10 a.m. - Parish Communion Service
Join us for fun, friendship, stories, crafts, songs, and worship at our Messy Church Picnic on Friday 24th September
Messy Church is adapting, it won’t be the same as previous session but it will still be lots of fun. In particular there will be two big changes.
1. Rather than being able to drop in anytime it will now have a start time. We will gather from 3.30pm and start the fun at 4 p.m.
2. We are inviting you to bring your own picnic. Refreshments of tea, coffee and squash with individually wrapped biscuits will be served.
Watch out for more information here and on our social media accounts and then just turn up bringing with you –
· A blanket to sit on
· A cup for refreshments
· A picnic