St. Mark's Church  

Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, Bromsgrove,

Rector: Vacant

Lay Reader: Pauline Jones   Tel:  0121 453 7785

Warden:  Mary Fairbairn  Tel:  0121 460 1938

Benefice Administrators:  Christine Thomas and Christina Roberts

Address:  Church Office, 19 Church Road, Belbroughton, DY9 9TE  
Telephone:  01562 730777

Benefice Website:

Please join us for coffee after the service and if you would like to find out more information about any of the activities associated with church please speak to a warden or sides person.


For services at  Belbroughton & Clent visit

​​​​​​​​Sunday 22nd April            Easter 4

11.15am              Holy Communion

Sunday 6th May                Easter 5

11.15am              Rogation Worship4All


Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



Sunday 22nd April – Easter 4

Risen Christ,

faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice

and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock,

to the glory of God the Father.

As a corporal act of mercy, please offer the following topics for prayer this week:

• Diocese of Blackburn, Brechni, The Lutheran Church in Great Britain,

The Anglican Communion in Japan and all their Archbishops, Bishops

and clergy.

• Justin our Archbishop, John our Bishop, Graham the Bishop of Dudley,

for Nikki our Archdeacon, Andrew our Rural Dean, for the Clergy,

Readers and Lay-minsters of the Stourbridge Deanery, our ALM Team

and visiting Clergy, our Musical Directors, Organists and Choir, and

our Administrators Christine & Chrissy.

• The homes and families of: Newtown Lane, Belbroughton; Woodman Lane, Clent; Yew

Tree Lane, Fairfield;

• Fairfield Welcome Club

The Christian fellowship of our churches

We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit; may they know your

presence alongside them in their time of need. Locally we ask for healing

and strength for Brian Cooper; John Makin; Sally Scotton; Trevor Clarke; Chris

Must; Carol Brogan; Betty Tarbuck; Len Hollyhead; Kim Jenkins;

Christine Brettle; Ann Hirons; and Jamie

We continue to pray for the progressive recovery of Steve Eagle

We pray, for those mourning the death of loved ones especially for the family

and friends of Andy Forsey, Vera Cound, Jean Grove, Peter Ingham, Hugh

Hughes, Ruth Cherry, Lionel John Wilkes


First Reading: Acts 4.5-12

The Jewish rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with

Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who

were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners

stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name

did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them,

‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today

because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are

asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you,

and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in

good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you

crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is

“the stone that was rejected by you, the builders;

it has become the cornerstone.”

There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under

heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’

Second Reading: 1 John 3.16-24

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us – and we

ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love

abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or

sister in need and yet refuses help?

Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and

action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will

reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us;

for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness

before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because

we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name

of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has

commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him,

and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us,

by the Spirit that he has given us.

The Gospel Reading: John 10.11-18

Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘I am the good shepherd. The good

shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is

not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf

coming and leaves the sheep and runs away – and the wolf

snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away

because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good

shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the

Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life

for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I

must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there

will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves

me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No

one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have

power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have

received this command from my Father.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord

A warm welcome to you all.

St Mark’s, Fairfield     

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