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 inclusive churches
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 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.

Our five churches will be returning to

Public Worship this coming Sunday, 6th December

with Sunday Morning Eucharists at  

9:30am at St Peter's Cradley, St John's Halesowen and St Peter's Lapal, and at

11:00am at St Margaret's Hasbury, and a

5:30pm Christingle at St Kenelm's Church Hall in Romsley 

Wednesday Eucharists at St Peter's Lapal at 10am, St John's Halesowen 12 noon and St Margaret's Hasbury at 7pm

Compline at St John's Halesowen at 7:30pm Tuesdays

& St Kenelm's Romsley at 4pm on Fridays starting 11th December

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

 0121 550 8744      01384 411383      0121 550 7426    07895 107095       (Hasbury)                 (Cradley)                    (Halesowen)             (Romsley)

 

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

susan.cresswell@halasteam.org.uk   karen.chaplin@halasteam.org.uk   sally.spencer@halasteam.org.uk   pat.hall@halasteam.org.uk   charles.morgan@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

 

Private Prayer 

in our Churches

December 2020

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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 7:30am (8:00am Sat & Sun)

and Evening Prayer at 5:00pm

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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:

Ivy Brough

Ivan Webster

Frederick Goodes

John Ashford

Mary Smith

Ken Fisher

Elizabeth Rutter

Roger Haycock

Garry St Pierre

St Peter Cradley

is open for private prayer on Wednesdays

from 8:30-9:30am

St John the Baptist, Halesowen

is open for private prayer on Saturdays from 11am-1pm

and on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30pm

St Margaret of Antioch Hasbury

is open for private prayer 10am-11am on Sundays

and 6pm to 7pm on Wednesdays

St Peter Lapal

is open for private prayer by appointment.

Please ring David on 07831 222553

St Kenelm's Romsley (both Church and Hall)

Open for private prayer by appointment

Please ring Selina on 0121 550 8577

Private prayer in Church 3:30pm on Fridays from 11th

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.  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 during lockdown, 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 hope that small christening services may be possible again after this lockdown 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, and there are no wedding during our present November lockdown, prior to that they were 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, but nothing is certain in these coming months. 

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

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The Halas Parish Office

32 High Street

Halesowen

B63 3BB

0121 550 1158

parishoffiice@halasteam.org.uk

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