Welcome to St Andrew’s Barnt Green and St Michael’s Cofton Hackett
Because of Covid-19 all services are suspended and our church buildings closed until further notice. But this doesn’t mean that the life of the church has stopped. We continue to worship together, with an on-line service each Sunday. We aim to serve our neighbours in whatever ways we can. And we pray for all affected by the outbreak, including the many front-line workers in our local community.
Follow the link to the weekly newsletters to keep up-to-date with parish life. There are other links to sermons, prayer and worship resources, and to children’s activities (also see our Facebook pages).
Please keep in telephone contact with friends and neighbours who may feel isolated. The sound of another human voice can mean a lot. If you need pastoral support or just want a chat, call Rob on 445 1269 or Caroline on 07935 245244.
We trust that you will experience God’s peace and protection through these difficult days and look forward to meeting again face to face!
For recent sermons, newsletters and other helpful material, please go to
While services in church are impossible, there is an online service at 9.30am each Sunday which everyone is very welcome to join. First, download Zoom to your computer or smart phone. Then join the meeting using Meeting ID 295 293 9790 and password standrews (all lower case, no space, no apostrophe). To join from a landline, ring 0203 481 5237 and when requested type in meeting ID 295 293 9790 and password 894070 (NB this is for phone connection only). If asked for participant ID just press #. You should then be able to hear the service. Before it begins you will hear lots of voices, but they are muted when the worship starts.
For the Parish Prayer Meeting on Saturday 23rd May at the later time of 9.00-9.30am, ID: 889 2799 9617, password: letspray. It might be easier to join online than to get to the Parish Centre!
For Foundry on Sunday 24th at 3.00pm ID is: 831 5325 2583, and password: 075318. Everyone is welcome for a time of Bible study, discussion and prayer with Christians from Cofton Fields.
This week we are starting a new mid-week time for worship and fellowship. On Thursday morning there will be a short Service with Meditation at 10.15am, and then On-Line Coffee Break at 10.30am – bring your own coffee and cake! You are welcome to all or part. Please also invite others who may be interested. Meeting ID is 819 4190 0496 and password: coffeebean.
Safeguarding Policy for Children and Vulnerable Adults
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust’.
Prayer Focus for June
Weekly Prayer Focus
We have been praying for those in the health service and care homes and others on the front line. But let’s remember also those affected by the virus in less obvious ways: staff in schools and universities, people in industry or the retail sector, those whose jobs are insecure or who are having to make difficult decisions about the jobs of others. The pandemic is affecting people in all sorts of ways, apart from the obvious health risks, and no issues are too big or too small to bring before God and ask his guidance, wisdom, and direction.
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY
We are looking for a Parish Administrator. The Job Ad and Job Desc are below. If you are interested please note the Closing date is June 26th, interviews in July and start in Sept.