Circuit Events

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An Illuminated Arboretum Walk

The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas
Saturday 15th December : 6:00pm

Iliffe Atwood writes :

I realise this proposed visit is some two months away but I need to know who would care to join us in order that I can reserve an early time slot at the Arboretum, i.e. 6pm or 6:30pm.

I thought that this time would be better for any children coming along as the visit would not be too late in finishing.

Secondly, the entrance money & coach fare will NOT be needed until the end of November.

When I received the details of this Event I wondered if any of you would be interested in coming along. I will now do my best to provide a brief description of what our visit will include: -

This "Illuminated Walk" is approximately 1 mile in length, along paths that are suitable for wheel­chair users and provide easy-walking. I believe the walk takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

We will journey down a torch-lit avenue, stopping to experiment with the" shadow wall" and have a go at creating Morse code with colourful LEDs.

The path will then lead through Votive Woods where you will be able to make your own contribution to the displays.

Our walk will finish with a stunning tribute across the iconic Armed Forces Memorial.

Inside the buildings there will be many displays to see and refreshments will also be available.

For those of you wishing to come along our Whittles coach will be parked on our Church car park and ready to leave by 4pm. I believe we should reach the Arboretum by 5:30pm.

If anyone wishes to reserve a wheel-chair, which is free of charge, please let me know when booking your place.

Discounted Entrance Fees:- Seniors & Adults  £8-00      Children (under 16) £5-00
Coach Fare                         ditto                   £15-00    ditto                       £10-00

Hopefully I may be able to reduce the coach fare once I know how many are coming along.
Please let me know by Remembrance Sunday. 11* November if vou wish to join us.
I apologise for the length of this letter but I do took forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely, lliffe.

Please contact
Iliffe Atwood : 01384 898962
for more information.

Hark !

Stourbridge Town Hall
Friday 14th December : 7:00pm

Saltmine Theatre Company present Hark !  A Nativity Story

The whole world is about to change... but first the forest of Greenwood is getting very crowded indeed. Apprentice Angels are looking for a Shepherd, a Shepherd is searching for a lost Sheep and a disguised king is hunting for a very special baby. Confusion reigns, identities mistaken and loyalties betrayed; will things ever get sorted out ?

Come and see the story of the first Christmas as you've never seen it before. A charming, funny and enchanting
re-telling of the Nativity story, jam- packed with beautiful music, audience participation, and bags full of family fun.

Too crowded ? Is there room left for anything more ? Join Saltmine Theatre Company this Christmas to discover how there is a place for everyone in this story.

Friday 14th December 2018 at 7:00pm
Stourbridge Town Hall

Adult £7.50, Child £5

To book call 01384 812812 (one-off booking fee of £1.80)

Book in person at Dudley Council Plus, Dudley Town Centre (no fee)

Online: (fee of 80p per ticket)
Tickets can be printed at home for free - or pay £1 to have them posted out.

Art In Wood

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church
Saturday 8th December : 2:00pm - 5:00pm

An exhibition of Art In Wood
featuring The Mandala Experience

Enjoy afternoon tea with Ann and Geoff Harrison
Listen to breathtaking sounds on the new Yamaha Genos keyboard, played by Mark Bettis
Mark's career has taken him all over the world, working in bands, in theatre shows, on radio, in the studio and aboard world-class cruise liners.

Limited edition pieces will be available, with all donations in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Coffee And Craft

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Saturday 8th December : 10:00am-12noon

Kingswinford Methodist Church invites you to
Coffee and Craft
A Craft Sale
Lots of stalls raising funds for the Church, Make Me Grow, and our sponsored child, Isaac.
Refreshments and a raffle !

Please contact Melanie at

for more information.

Snow White and her Little Friends

Gig Mill Methodist Church
Friday 7th December - 7:00pm
Saturday 8th December - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

a comedy theatre group presents, for Christmas 2018...

Snow White and her Little Friends

It's that time of year again! 

A re-telling of the classic fairy story, including songs to join in with, jokes to laugh (or groan) at, heroes to cheers and villains to boo. 

The Evil Queen is out to destroy Snow White because she is jealous of her beauty. Can the dwarfs protect her? Will her Prince come and save her or will the Evil Queen take over the land? 

Tickets can be booked by contacting the group and paid for using cheque, PayPal, bank transfer or collection in person.

Please contact
01384 824766 or 07954 692593
for more information.

Nativity Festival

Gig Mill Methodist Church
Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December

Come and see a range of Nativity Sets and reflect upon the meaning of Christmas.

Friday 3:15pm - 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm (refreshments served)
Sunday Morning Service - 10:30am
Sunday 12:00noon - 3:00pm
Bereavement Service at 4:00pm for those bereaved this year.

Gig Mill will host an Advent Nativity Weekend over the Friday 30th November / Sunday 2nd December
weekend and we hope to display as many Nativity Scenes as we can !
The displays will contain descriptions explaining what the scene means to the contributors.

Please contact

for more information.

Darkest Hour

The United Church, Lye
Wednesday 14th November : 7:00pm

The United Church, Lye present

Darkest Hour

Doors open 6:30pm
Free popcorn, sweets, ice cream, interval refreshments

Free entry, with any donations gratefully accepted on behalf of The Royal British Legion
and their sterling work in aid of injured Service Men, Women and Families

Please contact
Iliffe Atwood : 01384 898962
for more information and to book your ticket.

Calla Voce

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church
Saturday 10th November : 7:00pm

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church present an autumn concert with

Calla Voce

Admission £7 - including tea or coffee

Please contact
G Edwards : 07966 361864
J Ganner : 07730 134132
for more information.

Firefest 2018

Himley Road Methodist Church
Himley Road  Gornal Wood  Dudley  West Midlands  DY3 2ES
Wednesday 7th November : 7:30pm

A festival of events celebrating Christian Holiness, with inspiring worship, evangelical Preaching, discipleship and holiness themes.

This is a special Firefest road show, from the Southport Convention, 7-30 pm on Wednesday 7th November with Shane Rootes as Worship leader.
Rob Cotton is the main speaker, with the Bible Society sponsoring the event. There is no cost.

An opportunity to share in a big worship and preaching event locally.

Please contact Kevin
for more information.

Quiz Of The Decade

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Saturday 13th October : 7:00pm

Kingswinford Methodist Church invites you to the
Quiz Of The Decade
From the 60's to the present day
a test of memory and knowledge

For teams of 6 : cost £6 a head includes a fish 'n chip supper.

Prizes for the top 3 teams

In aid of Kingswinford's "Make Me Grow" challenge

Advance booking through email below, please !

Please contact Melanie at

for more information.

Bostin' Tay Party

Brierley Hill Methodist Church
Saturday 20th October : 2:00pm

Ruth Childs & Rachel Wood are turning 50 !
Come and help us celebrate with a
Bostin’ Tay Party
(tea/coffee/cake - Black Country style)

Saturday 20th October 2pm-4pm at Brierley Hill Methodist Church

Just pop in and see us – come for all or part
No gifts necessary but, if you are able, please bring a donation of toiletries for the Black Country Food Bank.

NB: Any offers of cakes welcome – just let Ruth or Nigel know !

Commemoration Of The Deceased

Overend Methodist Church
Sunday 28st October : 6:00pm

Commemoration Of The Deceased at Overend Methodist Mission, Banner’s Lane, Cradley

If you would like the name of anyone read out in the service, and come to light a candle for them,
please notify Margaret Bradley (01384 567274).

All welcome.

Mary Magdalene

Overend Methodist Church
Sunday 21st October : 6:00pm

Overend Methodist Mission, Banner’s Lane, Cradley, presents the musical
Mary Magdalene

Sunday 21st October 6:00pm

All Welcome.

Harvest Festival and Service of Thanksgiving

Bromley Methodist Church
Sunday 7th October : 6:00pm

Harvest Festival and Service of Thanksgiving for the work of God in this place

Service at 6:00pm
Refreshments, conversation and sharing memories from 4:00pm

All welcome

Circuit Coffee Morning

Wesley Methodist Church
Saturday 20th October : 10:00am

Circuit Coffee Morning
in aid of Action For Children

Tickets £1.50 - to include Tea, Coffee and Biscuits, with Cakes and Mince Pies for sale !
Also, Stalls with Christmas cards, Diaries and Gifts.

Kingswinford And District Strummers Ukulele Band

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church
Saturday 6th October : 7:00pm

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church present

An Evening of Entertainment - Popular Songs From Across the Decades
featuring Kingswinford And District Strummers Ukulele band

Admission £3 with light refreshments included

Please contact
G Edwards : 07966 361864
J Ganner : 07730 134132
for more information.

Harvest Ploughman's and Beetle Drive

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Harvest Ploughman's and Beetle Drive : Saturday 22nd September : 7:00pm
Harvest Festival : Sunday 23rd September : 10:30am

Kingswinford Methodist Church invite you to a Harvest Ploughman's Supper and Beetle Drive on Saturday 22nd September at 7pm, cost £3.

Our Harvest Festival follows on Sunday 23rd September at 10.30am, and is an All-age Worship service, led by Megan Ashmore, celebrating the results of our “Make Me Grow Challenge”.

Please contact Melanie at

for more information, and to reserve your Ploughman's Supper.

New Road Anniversary Celebrations 2018

New Road Methodist Church
Harvest Festival : Sunday 30th September : 10:30am
Celebration - Thanks, Memories, Music and Tea : Sunday 7th October : 2:30pm

Celebrations at New Road

In 2018, New Road congregation are celebrating two anniversaries.  The first is the 90th anniversary of the existing building, though there had been a church building on the site since 1805.  Then in September 2008 we had a dedication service led by Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths following a major refurbishment.  So we now celebrate 10 years since moving back into our updated church centre.  Our intention had been to improve facilities for ourselves, with a wonderfully efficient heating system and lovely kitchen but also to create a space which could be used by the wider community. 

Street Pastors in Stourbridge was being set up at this time, so we were able to offer them a home – somewhere to store equipment and prepare for a night out on the streets, and a place for a prayer team to gather in support of the street team.

Side by Side Theatre Group also needed a place to meet and prepare for their productions and have been using the rooms for some years.

The New Road Stroke Club (which celebrated its 30th birthday this year) moved back as did our Toddler Group and we were able to start a Youth Club for 9-13 year olds. 

The long established Thursday coffee morning has been expanded to include a Knit and Natter group which has also attracted people from the wider community.

Rev Peter Clarke (who was our minister at the beginning of the planning process for the redevelopment) is coming to lead our Harvest Festival on Sunday 30th September at 10:30am and we are having a social celebration event on Sunday 7th October at 2:30pm.  Photographs and other items will be displayed from 27 September to 12 October and visitors are welcome on Thursdays, 10.30-12.00, on Saturday, 6 October 3.00-7.00 and on Sunday, 7 October, from 10.00-2.00. 

All are welcome to join us for the Harvest service at 10.30 a.m. on 30 September and, though spaces are limited, friends are invited to come to the afternoon celebration and tea on 7 October.

Please contact
Jane (01384 392006)
if you plan to come to tea on 7 October.

Rev Josephine Soon's Welcome Service

Amblecote Wordsley Methodist Church
Thursday 6th September : 7:00pm

Please come along and give Josephine a warm welcome to the Vale of Stour Circuit !

All are welcome.

Pool Tournament

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Saturday 15th September : 4:00pm

Also featuring a Darts Challenge, Table Tennis, Wii games... and Hot Dogs !

Free entry, but donations to our sponsored child Isaac will be gratefully received.

Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

If you plan to take part, please let us know by September 10th.

Please contact Melanie at

for more information.

Coffee and Crafts Morning

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Saturday 8th September : 10:30am

Held every second Saturday of the month. 

Bring your latest craft project and chat over coffee whilst you work away, and/or work on group craft projects.

Please contact Melanie at

for more information

Book Sale

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Saturday 8th September : 2:00pm

Wide range of second hand, but in good condition, books for both children and adults.
All monies raised to go to our “Make me Grow” challenge.

Please contact Melanie at

for more information

Brunch at Delia and John's

21 Norton Road  Stourbridge
Saturday 21st July : 12:00 noon
in aid of Gig Mill Methodist Church

Cakes, Refreshments, Crafts, Tombola, Burgers, Fun and Fellowship and a demonstration of Appalachian Dance by Itchy Feet !

Admission £1 including a lucky Ticket ! All proceeds to Gig Mill Church funds.

Please contact

for more information.

Conjunction and Friends

Wesley Methodist Church
Monday 16th July : 7:30pm

Love, Life and Lyrics

A musical evening celebrating the emotional rollercoaster of human relationships, featuring "Conjunction", "Highly Strung" and "Accord".

With music ranging from The Beatles and Barclay James Harvest to Sammy Fain and Lorenz Hart, there will be something for everyone.

Tickets will be available at the door priced £3, in aid of church funds.  

Jam and Scone Service

(Formerly Soup Service)

Kingswinford Methodist Church
Sunday 8th July : 6:00pm

Kingswinford's Jam And Scone Service begins at 6pm on July 8th with... Jam and Scones !  There is no charge but donations to Kingswinford's “Make Me Grow” challenge will be gratefully received.

The change to Jam and Scones from a Soup and Roll is much more suited to the continuing beautiful, sunny weather.

"Make me Grow” - at our recent anniversary service the congregation were all given £1 and the Bible reading Matthew 25 v 14-30, and challenged to bring back the loan with interest to the harvest festival. The results will be added to Kingswinford Young Christians’ seed fund which we hope would eventually be used to enable a fellowship meals service for those who eat alone.  It is also hoped that the church could join others in the “Make Lunch” project, providing holiday meals to children who would get free school dinners in term time.

So we have an idea of numbers, please e-mail Melanie on

or Facebook Messenger her via her post on the Circuit Facebook page.


Following this evening's successful service at Kingswinford, Melanie Walters writes to say a big thank you to everyone who came and grew the £7 into £36.20! Way better than burying it/today’s bank interest rates !

Love, thanks and God bless,   Melanie

Paul Field

Cole Street Methodist Church
Saturday 30th June : 7:30pm

A worship and concert event with Paul Field

4:30pm - workshops
6:00pm - bring and share meal
7:30pm - an evening with Paul Field

Cole Street Methodist Church, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9PA

Tickets available by e-mail :

Suggested donations from £5

More information from

Louise Lee

Wollaston Methodist Church
Saturday 9th June : 7:30pm

Wollaston Methodist Church invite you to a Musical Evening of
Songs Through The Decades with Louise Lee !

Tickets are £5 including refreshments.  Please contact
Brenda  : 01384 379053
Jane :      07913936373
Mary :      01384 373248
for more information.

Thy Kingdom Come

Brierley Hill Methodist Church
Thursday 10th May : 7:30pm

A reflective service of prayer, worship and story.

Come and share in worship, with space for sharing each others' stories of what God is doing in our lives.

"Thy Kingdom Come" is a week-long, cross-denominational Christian initiative, inviting all Christians to simply pray, in whatever way you want, with whoever you want and wherever you can, that others might know Jesus Christ.

The Gentlemen Songsters

Gig Mill Methodist Church
Saturday 16th June : 7:00pm

The Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir are appearing in concert at Gig Mill Methodist Church, in aid of Church Funds.

Tickets are £10, with an option of an included buffet starting at 5.30pm for £15.

Please contact
John Walley on (01384) 396465
for tickets or for more information.