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Sunday Services

Kings Norton is an Anglican parish. The Church of England enjoys a rich variety of styles of worship, many of which are in regular use here. On an average Sunday, we offer a choice of five different services in three locations.

Easter Sunday morning at St Nicolas'

St Nicolas'

At St Nicolas', the parish church, early risers are able to enjoy a 9 o'clock "said" Holy Communion (i.e. without music). It is a quiet, reflective service which uses the traditional language of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. (Click here to discover why the time of this service moved from 8.00 to 9.00 in September 2015)

The main Sunday service starts at 10.30 am and lasts about an hour and a half. It is accompanied by the church choir. Three times a month, it takes the form of Holy Communion in contemporary language. Once a month, there is a Parade service, when the congregation is joined by the members of our young people's uniformed organisations and their leaders.

If there is a 5th Sunday in the month, the 10.30 service is often a Eucharist.

There are separate activities for children of primary school age during all our morning services. Click here to find out more about our work with children.

Immanuel

If you like a more informal style of worship, you may prefer Immanuel Church. Here, about 50 people gather each Sunday at Saint Nicolas' Place for a service led sometimes by one of the clergy, sometimes by a member of the congregation.

The singing is accompanied by a worship band and draws on a broad range of songs in a variety of styles. As at the parish church, there are separate activities for children of primary school age during the service.

Imaginative use is made of information technology and other audio and visual aids. Children are, of course, encouraged to be actively involved and, once or twice a month, an All-Age Service places particular emphasis on their gifts, needs and insights. Immanuel Church, like all our churches, offers a friendly atmosphere and visitors are warmly welcomed.

St Nicolas' Church

Services at St Nicolas' Church usually follow the pattern below. Scroll down for information about Immanuel and Hawkesley Churches. You will find more detailed information about the times of services on our Calendar page. Click on a service to see an explanation of what it involves:

1st Sunday of the Month

2nd Sunday of the Month

3rd Sunday of the Month

4th & 5th Sundays of the Month

Immanuel Church

Services at Immanuel Church usually follow this pattern. Click on a service to see an explanation of what it involves or click here to learn more about Immanuel. Once a month, usually on the 2nd Sunday, members of Immanuel Church worship either at St Nicolas' or at Hawkesley. For precise details, see the weekly notices.

1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month

2nd Sunday of the Month

  • 10.30 am Joint Worship at St Nicolas' or Hawkesley

4th Sunday of the Month

  • 10.30 am All-Age Worship

5th Sunday of the Month

Hawkesley Church

Services at Hawkesley Church usually follow this pattern. Click on a service to see an explanation of what it involves or click here to learn more about Hawkesley .

1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month

  • 10.30 am Morning Worship

2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month