Welcome to St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall

 

The Parish Church of
St Mary's The Virgin
Temple Balsall
St Mary's Church Temple Balsall Map

In light of the revised Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are able to open with precautions, please read the statement in full here.

As it is now possible for churches to begin re-opening for worship St Mary's hopes to have its first Eucharist on Sunday 6th September at 10am.
It will be necessary to reserve a place through our parish office on Tel. 01564 778022.

Here are 14 short St Mary's Welcome Back videos introducing our Covid 19 safety precautions.   The videos run in order and obviously you can re-watch any if needed.

Welcome back – reserving your place

Bring your book. Wear your mask and sanitise hands

Norman will play but no singing

Book, mask ,sanitise hands

Take your seat from the front and keep your distance

Servers and Vicar will come in through the dames’ door

The procession

No sharing of microphones

Taking communion

Coming up for Communion

The end of the service

Processing out

Leaving at the end of the service and the collection

Goodbye, god bless, keep safe

About our Worship and Congregation

  • Rev. Kathy Lloyd Roberts youtube_channel_here
  • As you can see a lot goes on here at St. Mary’s and we would love you to be part of it.
  • If you come along at any time you can be assured of a warm welcome. Our main service is on Sunday morning at 10.a.m. This is a Eucharist (Holy Communion). Coffee is served in the Old Hall after the service which is a good time to meet people.
  • On the last Sunday of the month, we have a simpler form of service (still Holy Communion). We have a group of younger families, most have children at our school, who are working to develop the last Sunday of the month service to involve more children and their families. If you would like to join the group telephone 01564 772415.

Children's Activity Table: -

There is always a children’s activity table in church for children to use if they would like to.

Other weekly services are our school service at 9.a.m. every Thursday morning in church – Lady Katherine Church of England school (on site).

Our weekly Holy Communion service every Thursday morning in the lounge of our Care Home for older people – Lady Katherine Housing and Care.

For other services see our events page click here.


Weddings at St. Mary’s: -

If you are considering getting married come and talk to the vicar, The Reverend Kathy Lloyd Roberts, who will be delighted to talk with you about this.

Marriage/Wedding Blessing: -

If you would like to have your marriage blessed in church following your wedding ceremony taking place somewhere else, come and have a chat to arrange this.

Renewal of Marriage/Wedding Vows: -
If you wish to renew your wedding vows, Reverend Kathy Lloyd Roberts would be delighted to do this for you.


Contact 01564 772415 or 01564 778022.

 

Our Sunday Services are: -

Parish Eucharist
10 am each Sunday morning, excepting Last.

Family Eucharist
10 am Last Sunday of the month

click here to see dates for special Sunday Service.

click here to see dates for services held other than Sundays, at Christmas, Easter and other times.

Our regular Weekday Services are: -

School Service
Every Thursday during school term, at 9.15 am a school service for Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England school. All welcome.

Residents Service
Every Thursday at 11 am a Communion Service is held in the Residents’ Lounge, Lady Katherine Housing and Care.

Our Workshops for Children
Take place at regular intervals. click here to see dates.

Messy Church
Messy Church is usually held once a month in the Old Hall for babies and pre-school children and their families. Come and join us for some messy play, songs and refreshments click here to see dates.

messy church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other special services : -
There are a number of special services held throughout the year, for example during Lent and All Souls in November.

click here to see special dates.

 

Contacting us

The Vicar of St. Mary's Temple Balsall, who is also the Master of The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, is the Reverend Kathy Lloyd Roberts.

You can contact us here. If you would like to talk to someone, or to arrange a baptism (christening), wedding or funeral, please telephone 01564 772415.

 

Safeguarding

The PCC of St. Mary’s is wholly committed to safeguarding and protecting both children and vulnerable adults who are involved in the life and worship of the church. If you have a safeguarding concern about your child or adult, please contact:


 
Laura Eden
Parish Safeguarding Coordinator
07786 948963
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Rev. Kathleen Lloyd-Roberts
Vicar/Parish Information Officer
01564 772415/ 07523 690927
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Chris Mundell
Children's & Vulnerable Persons' Officer
01564 772415
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Bishop's Safeguarding Advisor ( Diocesan Child Protection Advisor )
07342 993844
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If you would like to read our policies please click on this link



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 1146710
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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