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:
Our services are as follows:
Thursday mornings at 10 am:
Per calendar month we offer different forms of worships. The easiest way to learn these is via the calendar at the bottom of this page.
Over the month these physically gathered worship are:
Said Holy Communion at 8:15 am.
Rise and Shine at 9am
Parish Communion at either 10 am or 11am
All Together Worship at 10 am
Morning Worship at 10 am or 11 am
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:
10 am/11am Parish Communion, Morning Worship and All Together Services are all livestreamed to our YouTube page.
9.00 am Rise and Shine
Physically gathered service which is 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.
All Together Celebration -Giving thanks for the ministry of Revd Gail Worship Booklet
Morning Worship for Remembrance Sunday Worship Booklet
An Act of Remembrance Booklet
All Together Toy Service Worship Booklet
Morning Worship for 4th Sunday of Advent Worship Booklet
A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols - Worship Booklet
Christmas Morning Crib Service Worship Booklet
Morning Worship for Boxing Day Worship Booklet
Parish Communion, Sundays at 10 a.m. - Parish Communion Service