This Sunday

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our friendly, inspiring and thought-provoking services - whether you are coming to church for the first time or are a regular worshipper elsewhere.

This Sunday 19 November 2017 at 9.15am & 11.15am
This Sunday at both 9.15 am & 11.15 am Greg Ellis will look at the theme of worship, beginning with the very first time the word 'worship' was introduced. It will surprise you and challenge you to be a worshipper! Worship is led by Clare Soar and the Youth Band and both services will include communion. Come ready to bless and be blessed!

This Sunday 19th November 2017 at 6.30pm
Light on the Hill (trial new name for Chawn At Eight) meets this Sunday at 6.30 pm (trial new time). Lydia Orrell will be speaking about True Love and Millie Tilby is leading worship.

Service times and types

On Sunday mornings
Our Sunday morning services are at 9.15 am and 11.15 am and last 75-80 minutes. Communion is generally included on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

On Sunday evenings
Light on the Hill (trial new name for Chawn At Eight) meets on Sundays at 6.30 pm (trial new time). This a young adult led Service.

On the 2nd Sunday of the month at 7.00 pm we also offer a Healing and Wholeness service.

Young people & children

We welcome young people and children and understand they will respond as young people/ children, not as mini-adults. They help us understand what the Kingdom of God is like!

Young people and children take part for the first age-inclusive 20-25 minutes, after which they leave the service for their own age-specific programmes.

All youth and children’s volunteers and staff are DBS (CRB) and reference checked for their suitability and your child’s safety.

On the first visit, please register and take your young people/ children to their group.

11-16 year olds - Youth (11.15 am service only)

  • for those in secondary school years 7-11
  • located across the car park in the Church Centre basement youth room & sports hall

6-11 year olds - Xplosion (9.15 am & 11.15 am services)

  • for those in primary school years 2-6
  • located across the car park in the Church Centre main hall.
  • a friendly, fun and spiritually-inspiring programme of age-appropriate games, songs, crafts, Bible stories and prayers.

3-5 year olds - Mini-Cogs (NB 9.15 am service only)

  • for those in infants school Reception to year 1
  • located across the car park in the Church Centre lounge
  • a friendly, fun and spiritually-nurturing programme of age-appropriate games, songs, crafts, Bible stories and prayers.

0-2 year olds - Crèche (9.15 am 11.15 am services)

  • for babies and toddlers
  • located opposite the Welcome Point in the church building
  • a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for parents/ carers and their babies/ toddlers to chat, play or follow the relayed service.

Worship

Music is an important part of any church. Typically, we use contemporary Christian worship songs, with the occasional classic hymn (with a modern twist). The music is led by bands comprising established members.

Feel free to stand, sit, take part or observe as you feel comfortable. We recognise that people respond to God in different ways. Some prefer to sit in silence, others use the songs and prayers to respond to God in more expressive ways. For us, Christianity is not just an historic religion, it is a dynamic encounter with God!

Talk

Each service includes an inspirational and thought-provoking talk. Typically, these last approximately 20-25 minutes and relate the Bible to everyday life. To listen to recent talks visit our SoundCloud.

Communion

We celebrate communion on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Some churches call this Eucharist or Mass. It's an opportunity to reflect on the life, death and gift of Jesus, just as the first disciples were invited to do at Jesus’ Last Supper before He was crucified. We have an ‘open table’: communion is open to all people, for those of different church traditions and none.

Prayer ministry

After most services there is opportunity to receive sensitive, non-judgmental prayer from one of our prayer ministry team.

Refreshments

We serve free refreshments each Sunday from 10.35 am till 11.10 am, consisting of Fairtrade filter coffee, tea and squash. Depending on your service, stay afterwards/ come early. It's a great way to connect with people and visit the Welcome Point.

Getting here

Chawn Hill Church is conveniently located next to Stourbridge Junction Railway Station.

Travelling by train

We’re just two minutes walk from Stourbridge Junction Railway Station, with its frequent trains to Birmingham Snow Hill (Lye, Cradley, Rowley Regis..) and Worcester (Hagley, Blakedown, Kidderminster..), as well as shuttle service to Stourbridge Town Centre.

Travelling by bus

Chawn Hill: 288
Grange Road: 299
Stourbridge Junction Railway Station: 142, 240, 276, 287, 288, 297B.

Travelling by car

For SatNav use DY9 7JD.
By agreement with Centro, car parking is available free at Stourbridge Junction Railway Station at weekends and midweek evenings, two minutes walk from Chawn Hill Church. Disabled car parking is in Chawn Hill Church car park. We aim to be good neighbours. Please do not obstruct residents driveways, park on pavements or across lowered pavement access.

Accessibility

Our aspiration

We aim to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.

Disabled car parking

Disabled car parking is in Chawn Hill Church car park (access via Chawn Hill).

Ramp and lift

Access to the Main Church Building is through double-doors. Next to the four steps with handrails is a wheelchair platform lift.

Hearing Loop

A hearing loop is available during all services for those hard of hearing.

Disabled toilets

Disabled toilets are located next to the Welcome Point.

Contact us

If you require further assistance, please contact the Church Office. We will do whatever we can to enable your visit.

Take up the invitation

We don’t get everything right. We are just one of many churches in Stourbridge. That said, we hope you will check us out for yourself. Many of our regular attendees would never have previously imagined themselves as church goers. Come and see what changed for them!