WELCOME

to the website

of the Church of England Parish

of Saint Francis of Assisi,

Friar Park.

The Church is to be found on

 Freeman Road,

Wednesbury WS10 0HJ.  


To navigate around the pages of the site, simply click on one of the headings shown at the top of each page


Saint Francis' is known as a welcoming church. With an efficient heating system it's warm as well! 


We hope you enjoy your visit to our website, but do please know that you are always welcome  to come in the flesh and visit this 'hidden gem' of the Midlands


Large print readings sheets are available each week, we are wheelchair accessible (and we have an accessible toilet too!), and there is an induction loop for those with hearing difficulties. If you need help to get from the roadside to the church, our welcomers are always on the lookout for you.

Our Parish is served by
Father Ron Farrell ssc
Telephone    (0121-) 556 5823
e-mail         father.ron@btinternet.com
and Father Gary Hartill ssc
Telephone    (0121-) 505 3954
e-mail         father.gary@outlook.com

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PLEASE DO NOTE THESE CHANGES 
TO OUR USUAL DAILY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 6 JULY
There will be no 9.30am Mass today;
instead, there will be 
a REQUIEM MASS
for CHRIS BARNFIELD 
at 11.00am

SATURDAY 8 JULY
This is the day of the Annual Glastonbury Pilgrimage.
No Mass here at Saint Francis'



SUNDAY 02 JULY

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY 

OF THE YEAR (A)

9.45am    Family Mass

11.30am Holy Baptism

6.00pm  We join Father David Baker and the people of S Peter's, Rickerscote for their Patronal Festival


 


SUNDAY 09 JULY

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)


9.45am Parish Mass 

11.30am Holy Baptism


 


SUNDAY 16 JULY

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)


9.45am Parish Mass 







Normal times for Worship

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Sunday at 9.45am

The Parish Mass

 

On the first Sunday of each month this is  'A Service for All Ages Together', normally with simpler words for worship and a children's talk or some activity with the children in place of the sermon. People often find this an easy way to begin coming to church


The Daily Mass

Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am

Wednesday and Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 10.00am.


But please check on this page for any changes to the normal schedule of services, especially at Easter and around the Feast of Saint Francis (beginning of October)



A Recent Change to Church of England Marriage Regulations

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We now have to see evidence of British or EEA (or Swiss) nationality before we can book weddings. We would ask everyone who wishes to book their marriage here to bring with them their passport, or a valid EEA identity card, or their birth certificate. However, if a birth certificate is the only form of identification, you will also need to bring a recent utility bill, bank statement, or driving licence to provide evidence of your use of the name on the birth certificate (or provide evidence of change of name).

If one or both parties to a marriage is a non-British/EEA national, then a Superintendent Registrar's License will have to be obtained,and you will need to go first to the Register Office; there is a 28 day 'waiting period'between giving notice to the superintendent registrar and the issue of the license. You will need to satisfy the registrar of your freedom to marry in this country (this may involve documents from the home state) andaprovide any other certification that s/he requires (so this process may well take some time). 

Bookings for weddings, banns of marriage, and baptisms (christenings) can be made on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm in church 

BOOKINGS FOR WEDDINGS, BANNS OF MARRIAGE, OR BAPTISMS (CHRISTENINGS) 

Please come to church on a Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.

Please note we ask for a £100 non-refundable deposit to book a wedding, and also look at the note above about the new Church of England Marriage Regulations 

 
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