Facilities and features
Click on the tags below to learn more about each.
Toilet (unisex, will take a wheelchair) in church, also male, female and disabled/babychanging toilet in Hall across the lawn. Ask if assistance required and we shall be happy to help.
In Hall, also a changing table in the church toilet.
Outside the Hall but can padlock your bike to it
Substantial carpark serves both church and Hall - two spaces marked with yellow lines but if reserved parking required for people with disabilities please ask and we shall put out extra signage.
Fully accessible toilet in the Hall.
See Parking above - we can reserve places for people with disabilities if given advance warning.
Supplied by the Lions Club, in outside wall of the Hall. Several members of the church have been trained in its use.
We have tried to ensure everywhere can be accessed by ramp! We do have a church wheelchair which can be used to transport those without their own.
Loop in church, also available in Hall but please ask for this to be turned on and microphone supplied.
Large Print hymn books available. Some services use projection onto screen.
Assistance Dogs are welcome
Working to become a dementia friendly church 💒
Not a distinguished building, there are a few items of interest including some nice stained glass, and a modernised refurbishment including a modern extension 'The Baptistry' which also functions as a comfortable lounge.
Music and Worship
The choir puts on the occasinal concert or musical evening, and many members are part of other choirs which are widely advertised in the church or hall
Regular Sunday Morning 8:00 Communion services, and some other services, use the BCP
Adult and junior choirs - meet on Thursday evenings for practice, and sometimes work woth other local choirs (notably Hampton in Arden) to make a larger sound!
Groups, Courses and Activities
Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell run a fortnightly youthgroup. Please see our own website or the facebook page for further details.
Bible studies groups on a regular basis and occasional Start courses etc.
Thursday afternoon for Primary School children
Sundry home groups meet in the homes of members, and we host a Diocesan 3D course.
We have run CAP courses in the past but have not been asked to do so recently, but are willing to support those who need that sort of advice.
Churches Together run a monthly Coffee Morning at the Jubilee Centre on the furst saturday of the month. We run an Afternoon Tea and Cakes event on the Second Thursday of the month, in our own Baptistry lounge. Look out for the poster on the A-frame outside the church.
The Hall is in constant use for community events!
We have run CAP courses and will run them again if there is a need expressed.
We run several 'messy' activities!
See their page on our website
Monthly Afternoon Teas on a Thursday (see website)
Friday afternoons in term in the Hall.
From time to time.
Friday afternoons during term times in the Hall
Help for Visitors
In the Hall
See elsewhere on this site for hours we are open - but as a rule, always open during daylight hours for prayer.
Stall after the 9:30 am services on Sundays
Collection point for Helping Hands
We shall be taking part in the Christmas initiative
"Powerpoint" projection facility and screen in church, also CD player, connection points for laptop computers at three places around the church, and a repeater screen in the Baptistry lounge at the back of the church (suitable for those who wish to sit in a quiet place during services, eg those with tinnitus, or parents with small restless children!)
We do try to mark Back to Church Sunday - and make every Sunday welcoming to "returners"! 😉💒
See website pages or Hallshire site for more details
We have not yet joined this scheme formally but will consider any requests for help on their merits!