Yes, I was there

Yes I was there in the Covid ward, I was there in ICU,  
I was there when families anguished, separated from love,  
I was there when people all alone shed tears,  
I was there when small gatherings marked the end of a valued life.  
I was there, I am there, I will be there.  
I will always be where pain exists – I know pain more than any.  
I will be where pain is until there is no more pain, tears, or grief –  
            for that is why I gave my life, once, that all may live.  

The Methodist Church has compiled a page of centrally provided resources to help nourish your spiritual life on a daily and weekly basis : these can be found here.

17th March 2020 : Please click here for a formal communication concerning the ongoing Coronavirus situation in the UK, from The Methodist Church in Great Britain and the Vale of Stour Circuit.


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There is help here, and good news for all.


Please click here for a letter from the President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference

and a personal message from the President, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, about racism in our communities.

Please click here for an official statement from the Methodist Church in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd.

Here is the Superintendent Minister's VoSCircuit Letter Easter 2021 v2 pdf, courtesy of Rev Alan Combes.

Additionally, the Links tab contains useful links to Church, Worship, Health, Advice, and Well-Being sites, a page containing current and past Circuit Preaching Plans and a page containing Prayer Resources.

Welcome to the Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit website !

Please click here to view a welcome message from the circuit's new Superintendent Minister, Rev Alan Combes.

The Vale of Stour Circuit came into being following the merger of the Stour Vale and the Brierley Hill & Stourbridge Circuits, and is part of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District.  The Circuit is currently undergoing a review, part of which will involve working with church members and the Church Technical Community, to develop the circuit website in line with our vision for mission and evangelism.

We are a group of fourteen churches on the western fringe of the West Midlands comprising a mix of urban, suburban and near rural areas, seeking to spread the love of God in every way we can.  The communities we serve are very varied.  We believe it is our responsibility and privilege to share the ‘Good News’ of Christ, which we know can lead to our lives having a new sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Our various churches enjoy a wide range of activities including nurseries/toddler groups, stroke club, youth clubs, uniformed organisations, messy churches and myriad groups supporting the elderly.  Support for food banks and many charities is strong.

We offer a wide range of worship on Sundays and mid-week suited to all members of the family.  Full details can be found in each church’s entry.

Thank you for looking at our website.  We are glad you did and if we can be of any help to you just let us know.

Mission Statement

We the members of the Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit will take the gospel message out into the communities in which we are placed through;

  • A service to the poor and disadvantaged
  • Evangelism
  • Supporting the world-wide mission of the church at home and overseas
  • Actively participating in causes working for issues of justice and peace


Charity Commission Number: 1145208