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.



 

Scripture Readings for Sunday 29 March 2020

 

Ezekiel 37.12-14                     You shall live

 Psalm 129 (130)                    Out of the depths I cry

 Romans 8.8-11                      The Spirit of God is in you

 John 11.1-45                          I am the resurrection

                                                and the life


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



CHANGES 


THURSDAY 26 MARCH
9.45am
the Funeral for
PHILIP NELSON

WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL
10.45am 
the Funeral for
MARGARET GARNER
(The Church will also be open for prayer at 7.30pm)






DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND HAS SAID THAT PUBLIC WORSHIP SHALL CEASE FOR THE TIME BEING


HOWEVER, THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRAYER AT THE USUAL TIMES FOR MASS


SEE THE BOX OVER TO THE RIGHT


Mass is being streamed daily from the following sites, which may be a help to you

www.walsingham.org.uk

12.00 noon daily

www.sjbcathedral.org.uk

10.00am daily


on Facebook you could look for (Fr) Andrew Teather who is streaming a daily Mass, as is (Fr) Iain Templeton at Saint Andrew's, Walsall








Saint Francis, our patron,
pray for us





















Normal times for Worship

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Sunday at 9.45am



Daily Prayer

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 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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