The Parish of Halas
A website for the Church of England Parish Churches in Cradley, Halesowen, Hasbury, Lapal and Romsley
We are a team of five churches, working together to live as Open, diverse and
friends and followers of Jesus Christ inclusive churches
in our local communities.
Alongside other churches in Dudley and Worcestershire (the Church of England
Diocese of Worcester) we want our lives to reflect the life of Jesus through commitment to...
Love, Compassion, Justice & Freedom
If you'd be interested in joining with us in our worship, our fellowship, our work or any part of our daily journey with God, get in touch.
We'll always do our best to make you feel welcome and look forward to hearing what you have to say.
We are now back worshiping in our church buildings each Sunday.
Eucharists this Sunday, 20th June:
at Cradley, Halesowen and Lapal,
11am at Hasbury,
and 4:00pm Evensong at St Kenelm's
Twice daily worship continues on our Facebook Page
Sunday 27th June
Eucharist at 10:30am
St Peter's Cradley
Goodbye to Katryn : Bring your own (Covid secure, not for sharing) picnic lunch if you have time to stay afterwards
No worship in our other Churches that morning.
The Bishop of Worcester is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Katryn Leclezio as Priest in the Bredon Hill Group Ministry. Katryn is currently Team Vicar in the Halas Team, and an Associate Director of Ordinands in this Diocese. Prior to ordination, Katryn worked in training with Operation Mobilisation (a Christian Missionary organisation) in South Africa, France and the UK. A date for Katryn’s Licensing is currently tied for Sunday, 25th July at 4pm. Please remember Katryn in your prayers as she prepares to move.
Melissa Beynon will be ordained as a Deacon in Worcester Cathedral on Sunday, 4th July at 10:30am ready to begin work as Assistant Curate with us in the Parish of Halas. She and her husband Wyn will be settling in their new home here in the Parish and Mel will be working especially closely with Hazel in her training post here.
This is Refugee Week and Katryn and Dom are embracing the Ration Challenge - seven days on the same rations as a Syrian Refugee in a camp in Jordan, to raise our own awareness a bit, to stand in solidarity (in a very small way) with those seeking assylum, and to raise some money for their rations.
Click on the picture to the left for online
Our Vicars: the licensed Clergy of the Halas Team: Our Readers: the Licensed Lay Ministers of the Halas Team:
Rob Hall (Rector) Katryn Leclezio Dominic Melville Hazel Charlton Sue Cresswell Karen Chaplin Sally Spencer Pat Hall Charles Morgan
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Weekly Worship in our Churches
our church buildings may be taking things steadily as we
come out of lockdown, but our church life
has kept on all the while
Our "Church at Home" page has readings, sermons, prayers and meditations, and a link to a separate page of resources for children and families.
If you know people who need to receive these weekly resources by post, please let the parish office know. Thank you.
Our Facebook page
Morning Prayer each day
at 7:30am (8:00am Sat & Sun)
and Evening Prayer at 5:00pm
Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently and those who love and miss them:
St Peter Cradley
Every Sunday: 9:30am Communion
St John the Baptist, Halesowen
Every Sunday: 9:30am Communion
2nd & 4th Sundays of the month: 6:30pm Evensong
Every Tuesday: 7pm Quiet prayer, 7:30pm Compline
Every Wednesday: 7:30 am Morning Prayer and
12 noon Quiet Communion
Every Saturday: 11am-1pm Church open for prayer
St Margaret of Antioch Hasbury
Every Sunday: 11:00am Communion
Every Wednesday: 7pm Communion
St Peter Lapal
Every Sunday: 9:30am Eucharist
Every Wednesday: 10am Prayer Book Eucharist
St Kenelm's Romsley (in the Church on Chapel Lane)
1st Sunday of the month: 8am Prayer Book Communion
and 4pm Worship for All in the Church Hall
2nd & 4th Sundays of the month: 11:15am Communion
3rd & 5th Sunday of the month: 4pm Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday: 4pm Evening Prayer
The Black Country Food bank needs our particular support at the moment to answer significant need in our community. If you can't get supplies to them, you can give financially through their website. Click on the logo above.
volunteering in dudley borough
and in romsley & hunnington
If you live in Romsley or Hunnington and are able to volunteer, please ring
079 079 76915
The Halesowen Welcome Group
was an initiative of local Churches for asylum seekers and refugees and Halas has been involved from the beginning. The video will give you some idea about the group's work.
What happens if I am sick and need prayer?
Please contact the clergy. We may be able to visit in person either to your home or garden, and if that is not possible we are more than happy to be on the phone and pray with you. And of course we'll keep you in our private prayers and the prayers of the church community if you should you wish it.
What happens if someone needs Last Rites?
If someone you care for is in hospital, contact the hospital chaplaincy immediately, but please also let the Parish Clergy know. If they are at home, please contact the parish clergy directly. Our numbers are under our photos at the top of this page.
What happens if I need to arrange a funeral?
We are always here to take funerals. The Funeral Director will be in touch with us if you would like a Church of England minister to conduct the service. For the moment, under government guidelines, funerals can take place at the crematorium or at the graveside, or now in church buildings too, but numbers are limited. The space is different in different buildings, but we can usually allow thirty people, though that is now the legal limit . Although we cannot sing, there can be music. We realise that this is very hard, but these rules apply throughout the country at present, and are for your protection and the protection of the people you care about. We would encourage you to consider whether then holding an additional Memorial Service when the present crisis is over might be helpful for you and for those unable to attend the funeral. All friends and family would be welcome to come and pray, remember, and celebrate their life. We can still lay ashes to rest, though then only fifteen people at most may attend.
What happens if I want to arrange a christening?
Please contact the Parish Office. There have been no baptisms for a while, however we are now beginning to arrange christening services and would be happy to make bookings for the future .
What happens if I want to book a wedding?
Please contact the parish office. The regualtions are changing in response to the latest Covid advice, currently restricted to Bride, Groom and thirteen guests. We will do all that we can to help you if you have had to re-arrange a planned ceremony, and are happy to make provisional arrangements for the future. We hope to return to weddings of twenty eight guests from mid-May onwards but nothing is certain in these coming months.
for Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
If you have any concerns, questions or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer
Each of our five churches has a
Safeguarding Representative who will be happy
to address any questions you may have:
St Peter Cradley: Sharon Turner
St John Halesowen: Margaret Hannaford
St Kenelm Romsley: Pat Hall
St Margaret Hasbury: Alan Hughes
St Peter Lapal: Sue Bicknell
If you wish to get in touch with
the Diocese of Worcester Safeguarding Team directly then contact:
Hilary Higton 07495060869
or Delia Stokes 07376374380