The Parish of Halas
A website for the Church of England Parish Churches in Cradley, Halesowen, Hasbury, Lapal and Romsley
Our church buildings are opening each week for quiet, space and private prayer and now for public worship too. You'll find details of times and services lower down this page.
We are a team of five churches, working together to live as friends and followers of Jesus Christ
in our local communities.
Alongside other churches in Dudley and Worcestershire (the Church of England Diocese of Worcester) we pray that our lives reflect the life of Jesus through our commitment to...
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 seeking to be diverse and inclusive churches
Rob Hall (Rector) Katryn Leclezio Dominic Melville Hazel Charlton
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our church buildings may be taking things slowly for now, but our church life isn't
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
Prayer each day at
8:30am and Evening
Prayer at 5:00pm
You can watch any of our daily services below
Please remember in your prayers those who have died recently and those who love and miss them:
St Peter Cradley
is open for private prayer on Tuesdays from 8:30-10am
Sunday Worship at 9:30am
will not include Communion for now
while things get started
St John the Baptist, Halesowen
is open for private prayer on Saturdays from 11am-1pm
and now on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30pm
Sunday Eucharist at 9:30am
Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at 12 noon
Compline now on Tuesdays at 7:30pm
St Margaret of Antioch Hasbury
is open for private prayer before the Eucharist on Wednesdays from 6:15pm, (& 11:40 to noon on Sundays)
Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 11:00am
Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays at 7:00pm
St Peter Lapal
is open for private prayer on Sundays from 11am to 1pm
and on Wednesdays from 11am until noon
Sunday Communion at 9:30am
Prayer Book Communion on Wednesday at 10:00am
St Kenelm's Romsley
is open for private prayer on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm
with Friday Compline at 6pm
Sunday Worship in Romsley will be held
at 5:30pm in the Church Hall
2nd Aug Worship for All; 9th Prayer Book Communion
16th Evensong; 23rd Eucharist; 30th Evening Worship
Private Prayer &
in our Churches
July & August 2020
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. Generally, only immediate family can attend - spouses or partners, parents, siblings, grandchildren, children and very close friends. The space is different in different buildings, but there can never be more than thirty people, and the limit is often considerably fewer. 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,
What happens if I want to arrange a christening?
Please contact the Parish Office. There have been no baptisms for a while, however small christening services of up to around 25 people are now possible again and we are starting to prepare and would be happy to make bookings for the future .
What happens if I want to book a wedding?
Please contact the parish office. There are only small weddings at present, with no more than around 25 guests, fewer in St Kenelm's, the smallest of our buildings. We are happy to make provisional bookings for the future, and will do all that we can to help you if you have had to re-arrange a planned ceremony.
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