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The parish of

Kings Norton

Part of the Church of England

Worship

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Worship in the Parish

We gather at least five times on a normal Sunday and frequently during the week. Every gathering has a strong emphasis on inclusion and hospitality in worship as ground for mission with much sharing of food, prayers, laughter, tears and a wide variety of music.

Hawkesley LEP, Immanuel District Church and Hawkesley Church Primary Academy are each crucial to our growth in local ministry and mission.

We are committed to collaboration in ministry, so that the many different expressions of church in the parish can affirm and support each other as one Body together, cherishing the old, embracing the new and looking for God’s growth through the wide range of contacts and relationships, existing and potential, which we have with those who are not yet active church members. We have discovered much in this and are committed to discovering more, especially in the growth of lay gifts.

St Nicolas'

...the parish church for 900 years, is in daily use, offering generous and welcoming space to sustain a breadth of worship and new growth in creative liturgy, prayer, music and lay responsibility. Current ASA is 151. Sunday services are 9am (BCP Communion), 10.30am (Common Worship Sung Communion) and 6pm Evening Worship. On the second Sunday of each month, 10.30am worship is an All Age/Parade Service (usually non-Eucharistic).

The 6pm service has varied formats over the month. These include a monthly Eucharist with Prayer for Healing, Night Prayer and Evening Worship, (CW or BCP) which draw on Taizé, Iona and other contemporary and ancient resources. Taizé Prayer is offered every month.

Baptisms, marriage and funerals bring an additional 25,000 people each year. Within all these, and with new growth in Open Church, Candlelit Church and Tiny Tots, the church building provides a prayerful shelter for growing numbers in which fresh encounters with God and his church are able to flourish, not least for many who have been alienated or wounded by earlier faith experience.

Easter Sunday morning at St Nicolas'

Hawkesley

...( ASA 20-25) offers Common Worship and modern Methodist worship at 10.30 service each Sunday at Hawkesley School. Its worship and ministry is shared with the Methodist Circuit through the Revd Caz Hague, its Methodist Minister, and includes weekday church and community activities, daily School Breakfast Club and strong Guiding groups.

Immanuel

...has grown strongly in lay leadership in worship, local mission and pastoral care with an able music group and imaginative use of audio and visual aids. Worship takes place in Saint Nicolas' Place each Sunday at 10.30 am (ASA 40-50) and over the course of a month will include Holy Communion, Service of the Word and All Age Worship.

St Nicolas' Churchyard

...(c.30 burials each year) is a cherished and well-used green space for all (see separate page).

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