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! And there's decent coffee after the Sunday Mass!!!


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.



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PARISH SAFEGUARDING POLICY

To see our current PCC Safeguarding Statement,

just click on the safeguarding button above

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Thursday of this week is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord into Heaven. Wednesday evening's Mass is for the Vigil of the Ascension and the Feast will be observed on Thursday too. In days gone past, Ascension Day was a most important Anglican observance. Why not come to Mass on Wednesday or Thursday?

Or if you can't do that, why not join via live-stream on the Church's Facebook Page 

saintfrancisfriarpark.com 

?

 




Our Parish is served by
Father Ron Farrell ssc
Telephone    (0121-) 556 5823
e-mail            father.ron@btinternet.com

Follow us on Facebook
on our brand new site -
saintfrancisfriarpark.com


PUBLIC WORSHIP.

Sunday and Weekday Masses will be public
and all at the usual times 

There will be strict safety measures in place.
Masks, unless you cannot, 
should be worn before you enter church.
Do not arrive too early,
make use of alcohol gel on entry and exit
(and bring some to use before Communion),
and there must be NO mingling
between family groups or bubbles
before, during, or after Mass.
Certainly do not gather in the hall area!


No one is obliged to come to Church
and please DO NOT COME
if you are showing any symptoms of illness

The 9.45am Mass on Sunday
and the weekday Celebrations
will also continue to be livestreamed






9.45 Sunday and Daily Mass continue to be live-streamed and you can find this on the Church's Facebook Page saintfrancisfriarpark.com at the usual times if you are unable to join us in person



To ensure that there are not too many people at either of the Sunday Masses, please phone Father Ron and 'book you place' for the Mass you wish to attend. 


We can probably seat about 40/45 at each Mass 





Normal times for Worship

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Sunday Masses

9.45am

and 11.15am




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

(at the beginning of October)








A Change to Church of England

Marriage Regulations

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We are now required 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 of the (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) and provide 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 take a look at the note above about the new Church of England Marriage Regulations 

 

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