Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Peter Balsall Common

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Friday

Bumps & Babies with Play & Stay

Every Friday at 1:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A Sort of Baby Cafe for 'new and expectant mums' (Dads and Grandparents also welcome)- meeting weekly in the Hall, alongside Play and Stay - so that parents with children of all under-school ages can come - good coffee, home made cake, and mutual support. (In termtimes). Play & Stay lets the kids run around in a safe environment with lots of space, while their carers relax a bit! Small charge to cover costs of replacing equipment etc.

Refreshments Creche
Thursday

Afternoon Tea

Every Second, Fourth Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for 2hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

We invite all who may be lonely or who enjoy a sociable cuppa to join us in the Baptistry (lounge) on the Second Thursday of each month, for tea and home made cake, and conversation. This is particularly suitable for older people, and on the Fourth Thursday of alternate months it begins with a short informal service of worship at 2.30 in the church which is designed to be "Dementia Friendly", beforehand. This is usually attended by visitors from Harper Fields Care Home, and carers. You don't have to come to that to enjoy the tea and cake! On December 13th we shall welcome the Choir to sing Carols with us as a special Christmas treat!

Christmas Carols Christmas Refreshments
Friday

Play and Stay with Bumps & Babies

Every Friday at 1:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A chance for Mums and pre-school children to get together for creative activity and self-help support in a church-based environment. There are toys, refreshments and a programme of planned activities (and some unplanned) ! Now meeting alongside 'Bumps & Babies' - the get-together for new and expectant parents with babies - or babes on the way - coffee, cake and chat. Just turn up - or see the website http://spcbalsall.contentfiles.net/media/assets/image/BBPS_Poster.jpg

Refreshments Family Friendly
Sunday

"SWITCH"

Every Third Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A new way of approaching Family Worship, messy church and other less formal church activity in the

A new way of being church, informal worship as our mai. Service once a month, sometimes in church, sometimes in the Hall. Suitable for families with young children, or others who like a less cormal service, the worship lasts about 45 minutes, followed by refreshments. The 'contemporary style' worship is all very informal, with activities for all ages and needs but includes songs, teaching and prayer ....

Refreshments Family Friendly
Friday

Outreach Services at Harper Fields Care Home

Every Fourth Friday at 11 a.m. for 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

We offer short services with Communion at the new Care Home in Balsall Common, together with the Methodist Church (Methodists Second Friday, and CofE on Fourth Friday of each month)

Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Third, Fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. for 50m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

This provides a short, quiet service which may be suitable also for those seeking a shorter, more reflective or later opportunity to take Communion: There is coffee and an opportunity to meet the rest of the congregation before the service, in the Hall from 10.30 am.

Refreshments Common Worship
Saturday

Coffee Together

Every First Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

The 'Churches Together' group in Balsall Common welcome all to a regular event at the Jubilee Centre, in the village centre, on Saturday mornings, for coffee (or tea) and home made cakes, and to meet members of our congregations

Refreshments Family Friendly
Sunday

Choral Evensong

Every First Sunday at 6 p.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A monthly celebration of Evensong with choir and organ

Sunday

Lighthouse

Every Second Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

This is a non-eucharistic service with modern songs and worship, and often a video and lots of activities for all ages.

Refreshments Family Friendly
Sunday

Cafe Church

Every Fifth Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

When there are five Sundays in a month, we usually hold a special less traditional service on the fifth Sunday. This will usually follow the Cafe Church format, family friendly with pastries (or doughnuts, or similar) and coffee! Come and try one, all welcome. Look for the poster outside church.

Refreshments Family Friendly
Monday

Mothers Union Branch Meetings

Every Third Monday at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A monthly get-together of Mothers Union Members (and friends) with a varied programme - in the Church Baptistry: for details see the Mothers Union pages on this site.

Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A Said Eucharist every Second and Fourth Sunday in the month, at 8.00 am, in the traditional format.

Book of Common Prayer
Wednesday

Midweek Holy Communion

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

Holy Communion (using Common Worship) - followed by Coffee in the Baptistry

Common Worship
Tuesday

'Refresh'

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A discussion group, for those recently confirmed or who want to start exploring their faith and the Bible, meets in the Baptistry for one hour only! No prior knowledge or preparation required.

Refreshments
Sunday

Our Main Service

Every First, Second, Fourth, Fifth Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

The service begins at 9.30 and the refurbished church building allows us flexibility in worship ... A sung Eucharist open to all is held most Sundays - unless we are having a Family Eucharist - which is even more open but may be less traditional! All our main services are followed by 'refreshments' in the Hall, where Fairtrade goods are also on sale.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Creche Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Wednesday

'Pints with Pete'

Every Third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for 1hr

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

An opportunity for men associated with St Peter's - whether as members of the congregation or husbands, partners and friends of female members (!!) to meet and chat over a drink, at "The White Horse" on Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common - though some women who like a beer have said they might join in too!

Monday

Parish Prayers

Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. for 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

Everyone is invited to drop in, call by, or stay for the full half hour to join in prayers for the work of the church here in Balsall Common, and for the concerns of the Parish and people living here. Each week the themes will be published in the newsletter but there will always be space for prayers for things that arise in the day, or are brought to the group. Meet in the church!

Tuesday Wednesday Sunday

House Groups

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday at 7:45 p.m. for 1hr 30m

Balsall Street East
Balsall Common
Coventry

A number of groups meet as 'house groups'. There are occasional Bible study meetings and a prayer group, but the most regular occur on Sunday or Wednesday . There is often robust discussion at "Exploring Faith", usually at Templars Cottage, at 7.45 pm (Wednesdays). Sunday evening's group began with a group of 'young Mums' and has continued to grow and welcome new members. All are welcome and no preparation is required! See Church newsletters or magazine, and notice boards, for details or the "house groups" page.

NB during Advent all groups have come together in the Wednesday group, and we shall probably restart a new programme after Christmas, and perhaps have a special Lent course, if people want it.

Refreshments