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 21st October 2018 9.15am and 11.15am
This week we have a baptism at the 11:15am service, therefore we will celebrate communion next week in both services.
“Entry to Eternity”, the process and procedures. We’ll see how baptism into Christ is the first step into the eternal Kingdom. Greg will speak form Rom 6:1-14, Sarah will lead worship and Steve Knight will lead our time together.
We would like to announce that a few weeks ago Clare Soar handed in her notice as the Youth Team Leader. She has very kindly given the church a 5-month period to find a replacement. (As if we could ever replace her!). Upon leaving Clare has decided to enter into a sabbatical to seek God before moving into any new role. The leadership team would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the many great things that Clare has accomplished in her time here. We wish her all the very best. Please join us in praying for both Clare and Chawn, may God’s will be done.
If travelling by car, please park considerately and in the adjacent Stourbridge Junction car parks (not in neighbouring streets). We want to be good news for local residents
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
After most services there is opportunity to receive sensitive, non-judgmental prayer from one of our prayer ministry team.
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.
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.
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.
A hearing loop is available during all services for those hard of hearing.
Disabled toilets are located next to the Welcome Point.
If you require further assistance, please contact the Church Office. We will do whatever we can to enable your visit.
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!