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...

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 seeking to be diverse and inclusive churches

  Rob Hall (Rector)   Katryn Leclezio   Dominic Melville   Hazel Charlton

  0121 550 8744      01384 411383       0121 550 7426     07895 107095

 

fr.rob@halasteam.org.uk   revkat@halasteam.org.uk

   revdom@halasteam.org.uk    revhazel@halasteam.org.uk

Samaritans

samaritans.org

116 123

Women's Aid

blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk

 01384 455411

Childline

childline.org.uk

0800 1111

Respect

Helping men who suffer domestic abuse

Helping men who abuse to stop

0808 802 4040

Citizens' Advice

03444 111 445

 

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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

broadcasts Morning

Prayer each day at

8:30am and Evening

Prayer at 5:00pm

You can watch any of our daily  services below

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Halas Churches

at Home

Click Here

Please remember in your prayers those  who have died recently and those who love and miss them:

Arthur Cotton,

Summer Jones

Joan Benham

Christine Taylor

Ann Rock

June Hipkiss

Jason Price

Margaret Forrester

Margaret Turnbull

Leonard Taylor

Colin Walton

Constance Smith

John Perry

June Fowlie

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 &

Public Worship

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

The form is attached here please return it to their lovely admin team on admin@dudleycvs.org.uk so so they 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

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. 

Safeguarding 

for Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

If you have any concerns, questions or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer

Melanie Case

safeguarding@halasteam.org.uk

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 

hhigton@cofe-worcester.org.uk

or Delia Stokes 07376374380

dstokes@cofe-worcester.org.uk

Please click here to view our Parish Safeguarding Policy

The Halas Parish Office

32 High Street

Halesowen

B63 3BB

0121 550 1158

parishoffiice@halasteam.org.uk

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