Church of England Diocese of Lichfield St. Francis West Bromwich

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A warm and friendly welcome awaits you from the people and the parish priests at Saint Francis, the Church of England in Friar Park.

Five minutes or so from either Junction 7 of the M6 or Junction 1 of the M5, Saint Francis of Assisi, Friar Park, was consecrated in 1940. Beautifully restored over the last 8 years, Saint Francis' Church is a stunning gem of a building in the Italian style, with work by Italian prisoners of war.

Worship is in the Modern Catholic Tradition of the Church of England, with accessible worship, simple straightforward teaching, and a good and lively mix of music styles.

During this period of a Pandemic, there are two Sunday Masses at 9.45am and 11.15am. It is advisable to ring Father Ron (0121-556 5823) to check availability of places at each Mass, as due to social distancing we can only fit c50-60 people in at each Mass.<span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;"> Additionally </span><span style="font-size: 1rem; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Mass is normally celebrated Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am, Wednesday and Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 10.00am. 1st Saturday of the Month, the Church's Ministry of Healing is offered at 10.00am. The Rosary is said during the year, and occasional evening services often include the service of Benediction</span>

The House of Bishops' Declaration has been accepted by the PCC, and the Bishop of the Diocese has placed the parish in the extended episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.