The Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit

A Pastoral Message on facing Changing the Church - YouTube link
courtesy of our District Chair, Rev Rachel Parkinson

Welcome - A welcome message and the most recent Circuit letter from the circuit's Superintendent Minister, Rev Alan Combes.

Covid-19 and Church Life -  Our churches are open for services.  We are still recommending that people attend with masks at this time for those that are not exempt.  Spacing and distancing rules are specific to each Church.

Christianity - what’s it all about in the face of Coronavirus?  Want to know MORE? Try our more page

Online Worship - Live streamed (or pre-recorded) services are available from 10am every Sunday. Or why not try our Virtual Church Player to explore and watch previous on-line services.

Pentecost Special Resources - We have created a whole set of Pentecost resources reflecting on leaving lockdown including services, discussion panel and video blogs.

Racism in our Communities

  • message from our President

  • An official statement from the Methodist Church in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd.

LINKS Page - Why not try the Links tab to find all sorts of useful information on Church Life, Worship, Prayer Resources, Health, Advice and Well-Being sites.  Plus there’s details of services across our churches.



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