Church now open for public worship
St Clements has now opened for public worship with services at 10.00am on Sunday morning and Wednesday morning.
The Sunday Service will also be “live-streamed” on YouTube for those unable to come (see the link below).
Numbers will be restricted so we are asking people to contact Alison to book in for our Sunday service. (NOTE: If our 10.00am service is oversubscribed, we will take bookings for a later service at 11.15am.)
You can book in by phoning 0121 748 5550 (ext 5) or texting 07958 653 924.
If you prefer to book in online for next Sunday’s service please click the link below and complete the simple form.
Note re. Data Protection: For information on how data will treated for Covid 19 track and trace purposes please view our Covid 19 Privacy Notice which you can view here.
Can’t come? …You can still join in from your home!
Tune in for Sunday Worship from St Clements, Castle Bromwich.
Everyone is invited to join St Clements Church online for worship this Sunday 25th October at 10am.
This week we arrive at the end of Moses life. It feels like the end of an era, but it’s not the end of the story. Having faithfully led the people in the wilderness, the promised land is seen stretched along the horizon. Soon his successor Joshua will lead them there. It’s a moment to look back with appreciation and move forward with faith.
You can listen on YouTube from 10.00am on Sunday by clicking on the image below:
(To see all our online services simply go to YouTube and search for “St Clements Castle Bromwich” and you will find them.)
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting took place on the 18th October.
Click here for details about the meeting (including annual reports, elections to PCC and Deanery Synod, etc.) and how you can attend in person or online.
If you want some great teaching and online celebrations for grown ups and for younger age groups, two of our best known Christian Festivals “New Wine – United Breaks Out” and “Keswick Convention”, are online this summer. Click on the images to find out more:
Other services and resources for worship and prayer can be found on the Church of England Website The Church of England Birmingham is producing a videos including worship, teaching and discipleship talks that you can watch on YouTube. Click here to see them.
(JSP, ManUp, etc.) of up to six people are being invited to meet for fellowship, prayer and Bible study/reflection in gardens with appropriate social distancing and hygiene arrangements. (others may be able to join in virtually where numbers are greater). Of course these will be weather permitting; as we wait for the time when small groups can begin to meet once again in homes or church.
A Zoom Meeting Alternative will be available for those who are having to self isolate or wish to remain at home.
(People are invited to download the Zoom app for computers or smart phones and a meeting link will be provided for each occasion – do get in touch if you need support in doing this)
A message from our stewardship and gift-aid coordinator about church giving for our members:
Giving in whatever form is so important to the Church and I want to say a big “Thank you” for continuing to support St Clements at this difficult time and for your patience.
However, at this present time we are finding it difficult to pay cash into the Church account and we would ask anyone who usually pays by cash to consider, if possible, providing a cheque to cover your giving. We have made arrangements to send cheques by post direct to the bank for processing. (Please use one of your envelopes as this provides your bespoke number for us to track.)
If at all possible, we would love you to consider giving directly into the Church account through a regular standing order with your bank, or by bank transfer if you do internet banking. This enables church members to sustain regular giving, whether or not the congregation are able to gather. It also saves money as the church has to pay a fee for the envelope scheme. (Please contact Ann Davey or myself if you need advice in doing that.)
Details for the Church bank account are as follows:
Account name: St Clements PCC. Sort Code: 20-07-84 Account No: 90061662
In the meantime, if you have any envelopes, please would you would post them through Ann Davey’s letterbox (181 Blandford Avenue), or even let Stuart have them I should be grateful. Do get in touch if you need them collecting.
For those who wish to continue with the envelope scheme, I will let you have your new envelopes as soon as available.
In the meantime, thank you all.
Alison Haywood (St Clements Stewardship and Gift-Aid Coordinator)
Black Lives Matter!
As the minister of St Clements, Castle Bromwich, I believe this an important moment for all Christians to openly declare their concern for justice, and, whatever their race or ethnicity to stand in solidarity with black communities in their grief and justifiable anger and fear.
Jesus would undoubtedly assert, “Black lives matter!”
Those of us who are white must learn to understand and echo that cry with our black brothers and sisters, and to change and reflect the truth of it in our lives and institutions.
There’s some great stuff going on in our parish amongst our local community.
Ricki is both our Mission Apprentice and works as a Street Connector for the Cars Area Together group on the Smiths Wood Estate. He shares some good news stories from the local community’s response to the Covid Pandemic in this short video:
In the absence of Sunday School, you can find some great activities for children on the Scripture Union “Lockdown” playlists on their YouTube Channel including “Make and Pray” and “Inspire”.
Click HERE for their “Make and Play” playlist, or HERE for “Inspire”:
Good news to pass on to people who don’t have an internet connection:
For more News, Updates and Information about worship, pastoral care and other available support (including links to Solihull Borough Council’s Covid 19 Support Information) Click Here
Saint Clement’s Church of England, Castle Bromwich
St Clements, Castle Bromwich meets in quite a modern (1960s) multi-purpose building, originally constructed to be the Church Hall. What we lack in terms of a steeple or stained glass, we make up for in our congregation of about 60 people seeking to move forward in worship, discipleship and mission.
Our church serves a parish of about 12,000 people. A third live in Castle Bromwich and the remainder of the population come from the Smith’s Wood Community, an Urban Priority Area. Both communities are well represented in the congregation and its leadership.
Our worship is usually relaxed and informal (but still Church of England). Words are projected on a screen, and we have been exploring the use of multi-media in services. We use a variety of contemporary Christian worship songs alongside more traditional hymns.
We meet for worship on Sunday Mornings: 10.00am-11.30am
We also have a Midweek Communion Service on Wednesday mornings: 10.00 – 11.30a.m.
For further details of our services click here.
Safeguarding Policies and contact details:
At St Clements, we want to maintain a safe environment for everyone, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you need would like to view our safeguarding policies,
or if you want to contact someone about safeguarding concerns you may have, click here.
Your privacy is important to us. You can view St Clements Privacy and Data Protection Policy by clicking here