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 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...
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, come along to one of our services or get in touch. We will always do our best to make you welcome and to listen to what you have to say.
Welcome to the Halas Website.
We hope you find the information useful. Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to meet a member of the clergy or find out more about what we offer.
Fr Rob Hall, Team Rector.
in dudley borough
Things are now getting desperate as streams of support requests come in for food or medication collections and deliveries. Please can you ask any of your volunteers who are not registered with us to sign up NOW if possible. Form is attached here and please can they return it to our lovely admin team on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add their details to our list of available volunteers.
and in romsley & hunnington
If you live in Romsley or Hunnington and are able to volunteer, please ring 079 079 76915
Stuck at home? Struggling to pray?
We're setting up a new page - Halas Churches at Home- for weekly readings, prayers, Sunday Sermon texts, videos and audio, and Midweek Reflections.
We're also reinstating the Halas Team Facebook Page for your responses to sermons, personal reflections, prayer requests and mutual support, with a daily late evening prayer video uploaded by 8pm each night Monday to Friday from one of our churches.
Please remember in your prayers those from our parish who have died recently and those who love and miss them:
The death of The Rev'd Ernest Cruchley, friend, colleague and United Reformed Minister, on Saturday night is a loss to the the life of all the churches in Halesowen. His energy, vision and passion for justice leave a lasting legacy in our life together in this town. Among many other things he was a founding force in the Welcome Group. May God welcome him home. Pray for Kathleen his wife, his family and many friends.
is now suspended
but we're not closed
we're just going virtual instead
The Church of England has suspended regular Church Services across the country
in order to reduce the rapid spread of coronavirus COVID-19
(Funerals are still happening but with very limited numbers)
Our church buildings, like those throughout the country, are now closed until the present restrictions are lifted.
We're finding new ways to worship together while we're all at home.
Look around this site and the facebook page
and if you know people who want to be in touch but don't have internet access
please get in touch and let the office or one of the clergy know.
The Black Country Food bank will need 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.
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 want to make arrangements for
Weddings, Christenings or Banns of Marriage
please contact the Office preferably by email
or else by phone 0121 550 7426
We do not yet know when it will be possible to hole weddings or baptisms in church again - but let us know what you're hoping for.
The office is a confined space so we've suspended Thursday Evening's booking hour for everyone's safety but if you leave a message we'll try to get back to you
within two working days.
Meet the Halas Clergy Team
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.