Service Recordings

Please enjoy some our of recordings below – click on the little triangle in the middle of the video to play! We will add to these while we are unable to meet together, so look out for a new one each Sunday morning and Wednesday at 11.30am!

Some people might prefer to watch them on our YouTube Channel St Mary’s Wythall Tech. If your TV has a YouTube option this is a good way to watch. Search ‘St Mary’s Wythall’ in the YouTube search box and then select St Mary’s Wythall Tech.

Sunday 25th October

Today’s service is led by Val Harris and the talk is from Marcus Pagnam, on the theme ‘We are all called.’ The activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here:

Thursday 22nd October

Wednesday 21st October

Our talk today, from Judith Emery, is the first in a short series on the theme ‘Prophecies about Jesus’.

Sunday 18th October

This Sunday is our Annual Meeting, which will include our morning worship. The meeting will take place on Zoom. If you are a member of St Mary’s and haven’t had the information on how to join the Zoom meeting please check your junk email! If it’s not there please email the church office and we will send it to you.

Thursday 15th October

Wednesday 14th October

Our midweek service continues our theme looking at the Prayers of Paul. The words will appear on the screen and can also be found here: A Service in the Middle of the Week, Autumn 2020

Sunday 11th October

Today’s online service has the theme: A Word in our Time. We hope you can join us! Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 8th October

Wednesday 7th October

Our midweek service continues our theme looking at the Prayers of Paul. The words will appear on the screen and can also be found here: A Service in the Middle of the Week, Autumn 2020

Sunday 4th October

It’s Harvest! Today’s online service considers God’s world and how we care for it. The service is led by Rev Manda and we’re delighted to welcome back Rev Michelle Parton as our guest speaker. There will be contributions too from members of St Mary’s and an activity sheet for 3-14s

Thursday 1st October

Wednesday 30th September

Our midweek service continues our theme looking at the Prayers of Paul. The words will appear on the screen and can also be found here: A Service in the Middle of the Week, Autumn 2020

Sunday 27th September

Today’s online service has the theme: Keeping God at the Centre. We hope you can join us! Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 24th September

Wednesday 23rd September

Our Wednesday service today continues our theme looking at the Prayers of Paul. The words will appear on the screen and can also be found here: A Service in the Middle of the Week, Autumn 2020

Sunday 20th September

Andy Harris leads our service, with Rev Manda giving today’s talk, as we look at Nehemiah 12: ‘Giving and Worship’. Join us watching at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 17th September

Wednesday 16th September

Our Wednesday service today is the first in a new theme looking at the Prayers of Paul. We are using a new set of words for our prayers, these will appear on the screen and can also be found here: A Service in the Middle of the Week, Autumn 2020

Sunday 13th September

Adam Parker leads today’s service, with Judith Emery giving today’s talk, as we look at Nehemiah 11: ‘Community’. Marcus Pagnam, who will be with us on placement for two years while he trains as a Vicar, is also with us for the first time today. Join us watching at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 10th September

Wednesday 9th September

Our service is led by Rev Manda, and today’s talk from Andy Harris is the last in our series about the Fruit of the Spirit. The words will appear on the screen, or you can download them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 6th September

Val Harris leads today’s service, with Andy Harris giving today’s talk, as we look at Nehemiah 9: ‘God’s faithfulness and our confession’ . Join us watching at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 3rd September

Wednesday 2nd September

We continue our series about the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Pam Miller talks to us about the fruit of Gentleness from the book of 1 Peter. The words will appear on the screen, or you can download them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 30th August

Rev Manda leads today’s service, Ria Taylor updates us on the story of Nehemiah and Val Harris speaks to us as we look at Nehemiah 8 . Join us watching at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

The Story of Nehemiah

Told by Ria Taylor, with a few props!

Thursday 27th August

Wednesday 26th August

We continue our series about the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Judith Emery talks to us about the fruit of Faithfulness from the book of 3 John. The words will appear on the screen, or you can download them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 23rd August

Andy Harris leads today’s service and Dave D’Arcy speaks to us as we look at Nehemiah 4, read by Ewan and Asher. Join us watching today’s service online, at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 20th August

Wednesday 19th August

We continue our series about the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Val Harris talks to us about the fruit of Goodness from 2 Peter 1. The words will appear on the screen, or you can download them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 16th August

Val Harris leads today’s service and Rev Manda speaks to us as we look at Nehemiah 3. There will also be the winning entry in our video challenge ‘Building a Great Wall’ and news on the reopening of our church building! We’d love you to join us watching today’s service online, at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 13th August 

Wednesday 12th August

We continue our series about the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Rev Manda talks to us about the fruit of Kindness. The words will appear on the screen, or you can download them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 9th August

We continue our series, looking at the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament, with the theme ‘Building the future together’. We’d love you to join us, at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 6th August

Wednesday 5th August

We continue our series, looking at the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Robert Watson talks to us about the fruit of Patience/Forbearance. The words will appear on the screen, but if you prefer to download them in advance you can find them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 2nd August

This Sunday we start a new sermon series, looking at the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament with the theme ‘Building the future together’. We’d love you to join us, at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 30th July

Wednesday 29th July

We continue our series, looking at the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Andy Harris talks to us about the fruit of Peace. The words will appear on the screen, but if you prefer to download them in advance you can find them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 26th July – Celebration Service!

Today’s online service has a special focus on our children and young people. The service is for all of the church family, young and old.
There isn’t a separate children’s sheet this week, but there is an activity during the service which we hope all ages will all join in with. If possible, please have a piece of A4 paper, some scissors and a pencil ready! (Colouring pens or pencils are an optional extra!)

Thursday 23rd July

Thought on Thursday – Stress.

Wednesday 22nd July

We continue our series, looking at the Fruit of the Spirit. Today Judith Emery talks to us about the fruit of Joy. Our reading is from 1 Chronicles 16, and Rev Manda leads our prayers. The words will appear on the screen, but if you prefer to download them in advance you can find them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 19th July 

Today’s online service has the theme: ‘But God’s Word remains’. We’d love you to join us, at 10.30 or any time that works for you. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 16th July

This week’s short thought from Rev Manda – Direction and Guidance

Wednesday 15th July

Today we start a new series, looking at the Fruit of the Spirit. Val Harris talks to us, from 1 John 4, about the first fruit, love, and Rev Manda leads our service. We are using a new liturgy (the words for our prayers) this week. The words will appear on the screen, but if you prefer to download them in advance you can find them here:  Midweek Service Prayer and Responses

Sunday 12th July 

Today’s online service is led by Rev Manda, and Val Harris speaks to us as we continue our sermon series ‘…but God…’, looking at how God can transform things and make a difference to individuals. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 9th July

This week’s short thought from Rev Manda – Haircuts & Hearts!

Wednesday 8th July

Our speaker today is Rev Manda. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 5th July 

Today’s online service is led by Rev Manda, and Judith Emery speaks to us as we continue our sermon series ‘…but God…’, looking at how God can transform things and make a difference to individuals. We will also see the winning video in the Taskmaster challenge: depicting part of the life of Jonah! There’s also a Lockdown Testimony from a member of our 9am congregation. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 2nd July

This week’s short thought from Rev Manda – Salty Conversations!

Wednesday 1st July

Our speaker today is Judith Emery; the reading is from Psalm 50. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 28th June 

Our service is led by Val Harris, and Rev Manda speaks to us as we continue our sermon series ‘…but God…’, looking at how God can transform things and make a difference to individuals. The reading is from 1 Samuel 23. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thursday 25th June

Thought on Thursday: Clothing Ourselves

Wednesday 24th June

Our speaker today is Andy Harris; the reading is from Psalm 85. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 21st June 

Join us as we worship today. Our service is led by Adam Parker, and Rev Manda speaks to us as we continue our sermon series ‘…but God…’, looking at how God can transform things and make a difference to individuals. The reading is from Genesis 50. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thought on Thursday: Cheered On (18th June 2020)

Wednesday 17th June

Our speaker today is Val Harris; the reading is from Psalm 31. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 14th June 

Today we start a new sermon series ‘…but God…’, looking at how God can change things and make a difference to individuals. Our online service is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by Andy Harris. The reading is from Ephesians 2 (v1-10). Our young people lead us in prayer and we have the first in a series of ‘Lockdown Highs and Lows’ , this week from Lisa. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thought on Thursday: Thin Places (11th June 2020)

Wednesday 10th June

Our midweek service is led by Rev Manda; the reading is Luke 11:1-13. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 7th June – Trinity Sunday

Today’s online service today is led by Judith Emery, with a talk by Rev Manda. The reading is from Matthew 28. There’s also a chance to see some things our children and young people have been doing over the last few weeks. Click below to watch our service. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here.

Thought on Thursday: Prayer and Peace

A short video thought from Rev Manda, part of a weekly series of short (less than three minutes!) thoughts on Thursdays. (4th June 2020)

Wednesday 3rd June

Our midweek service is led by Rev Manda and Judith Emery, looking at Psalm 123. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 31st May – Pentecost Sunday

Our online service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk from Adam Parker. We read about the disciples being filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in Acts 2. We’d love you to join us as we watch and reflect on this celebration Sunday! Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here

Thought on Thursday: Identity

A short video thought from Rev Manda, part of a weekly series of short (less than three minutes!) thoughts on Thursdays. (28th May 2020)

Wednesday 27th May

Our midweek service is lead by Rev Manda and Andy Harris, looking at Psalm 68. Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 24th May

Our online service today is led by Rev Manda as we look at Jesus’ ascension in Luke 24:44-53. Thank you to Youth for Christ/ Big Ministries for permission to use their song ‘I believe’. Our activity sheet for 3-14s can be found here

Thought on Thursday: Being Close

A short video thought from Rev Manda, part of a weekly series of short (less than three minutes!) thoughts on Thursdays. (21th May 2020)

Wednesday 20th May

Our midweek service is lead by Rev Manda and Val Harris speaks to us on Psalm 148
Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 17th May

Our online service today is led by Rev Manda with a talk by Andy Harris. We are continuing our theme ‘Encounters with the Risen Jesus’, this week the Reading is John 21:15-25, Bringing Restoration and Healing. For children and young people there is an activity sheet on today’s theme; you can download it here.
Click below to watch the service or visit our YouTube channel St Mary’s Wythall Tech.

Thursday 14th May

Today’s Thought on Thursday from Rev Manda is on the theme ‘Love your Neighbour’

Wednesday 13th May

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, who speaks to us on John 15:1-8
Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Service in the Middle of the Week

Sunday 10th May

Our online service today is led by Val Harris with a talk by Rev Manda, continuing our theme ‘Encounters with the Risen Jesus’. The Bible reading is John 21:1-14. For children and young people there is an activity sheet on today’s theme which could be used during the sermon slot; you can download it here. There’s also a Fish Quiz, you can find a copy here; answers are below (under the service video)
Click below to watch the service or visit our YouTube channel St Mary’s Wythall Tech.

Fish quiz answers: 1 Trout, 2 Flounder, 3 Swordfish, 4 Tuna, 5 Pike, 6 Shark

Thought on Thursday: A Chance to Listen

A short video thought from Rev Manda, the first of a weekly series of short (less than three minutes!) thoughts on Thursdays. (7th May 2020)

Wednesday 6th May

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by Judith Emery on Psalm 67.
Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Reflective Service for worship at home

Sunday 3rd May

Our online service today is led by Rev Manda with a talk by Dave D’Arcy, one of our Readers, continuing our theme ‘Encounters with the Risen Jesus’. The Bible reading is John 20:24-31. For children and young people there is an activity sheet on today’s theme which could be used during the sermon slot; you can download it here. Click below to watch the service or visit our YouTube channel St Mary’s Wythall Tech.

Wednesday 29th April

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by Val Harris. The reading is Psalm 66:1-6.
Some of the words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Reflective Service for worship at home
If you want to look again at the pictures used in Val’s talk today, they are available too – click here for a copy of the pictures.

Sunday 26th April

Our online service today is led by Rev Manda with a talk by Judith Emery, one of our Readers, continuing our theme ‘Encounters with the Risen Jesus’. The Bible reading is Luke 24:13-35. If you have children watching with you there is an activity sheet on today’s theme which could be used during the sermon slot; you can download it here. Click below to watch the service or visit our YouTube channel St Mary’s Wythall Tech.

Wednesday 22nd April

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by our Reader Andy Harris. The reading is Psalm 30. Join us at 11.30am as we worship, separately but together.

Sunday 19th April

Join us for our online service, which today is led by our Reader Andy Harris with a talk by Reader Val Harris. We are starting a new series today ‘Encounters with the Risen Jesus’, and today’s Bible reading is John 20:19-23. If you have children watching with you there is an activity sheet on today’s theme which could be used during the sermon slot; you can download it here.

Wednesday 15th April

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by our Reader Judith Emery. The reading is Psalm 105:1-9. Join us at 11.30am as we worship, separately but together.

Easter Sunday 12th April

Join us for our online service as we celebrate that Jesus is risen! The service is led by Rev Manda, with guest appearances from a number of members of the congregation! Today’s Bible reading is John 20:1-18. You might like to have a party popper ready, if you have one available!

Holy Week

Join us during Holy Week as we reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross. On Monday – Thursday evenings at 8pm we will have a simple online service of Night Prayer. If you’d like a copy of the words you can download them here; you might like to have a candle ready to light at the start of this service. The services will appear below, with the most recent at the top. On Good Friday we have a short reflective service at 2.30pm.

Our Good Friday reflective service is led, online, by our Readers Val and Andy Harris. Join us watching, praying and reflecting at 2.30pm if you can, or at a time that works for you.

Our midweek service, below, is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by Pam Miller. The readings are Psalm 70 and John 13:21-32.

Palm Sunday 5th April

Our Sunday online service is led by Rev Manda, with a few guest appearances! The theme is Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, from Matthew 21:1-11. This week, if possible, have a strip of card or paper ready for an activity during the service – we suggest cutting 2 strips the length of a sheet of A4 paper and about 1.5cm wide, then joining them together with tape so your strip is roughly 1.5cm x 58cm!

Wednesday 1st April

Our midweek service today is led by Rev Manda, with a talk by Val Harris. The reading is Psalm 17:1-8. Join us at 11.30am as we worship, separately but together. You can watch the service below, or view it on our St Mary’s Wythall Tech YouTube channel.  Words will appear on the screen, and are also available here: A Reflective Service for worship at home

Sunday 29th March

Our Sunday online service is led by Rev Manda, with Dave D’Arcy giving the talk on John 11:1-45. You might like to have a candle and matches ready, to light later in the service. You can watch the service below or on our St Mary’s Wythall Tech YouTube channel. Join us at 10.30am as we worship, separately but together.
If you’d like to listen to the Nicky Gumbel talk which is mentioned in the service, search YouTube for Nicky Gumbel Choose Faith not Fear or click here

Wednesday 25th March

Our midweek service is below, and is also available on our St Mary’s Wythall Tech YouTube channel. Join us at 11.30am as we worship, separately but together.

Some of the words used in this service are available here: A Reflective Service for worship at home

Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday

Join us, wherever you are, this morning, as Ria leads us in the video below. (Click the little triangle in the centre of the picture below to start the video.)

Wednesday 18th March

Our first ‘online’ service. Click below to listen to Rev Manda.

Encounters with Jesus, Lent 2020

This Lent our theme is Encounters with Jesus. Most recent sermons are at the top.

Encounters with Jesus 2 – Nicodemus encounters Jesus; Be born again
Reading: John 3:1-17  Sermon by Andy Harris; Sunday 1st March

Encounters with Jesus 1 – The Temptation of Jesus
Reading: Matthew 4:1-11  Sermon by Andy Harris; Sunday 1st March

Ephesians Series  January and February 2020 

Ephesians Chapter 6v10-end  Dave D’Arcy; February 23rd 2020 at 7.30pm

Ephesians Chapter 5v18b-6v9  Rev Amanda Featherstone; February 16th 2020

Ephesians Chapter 5v1-18  Adam Parker; February 9th 2020

Ephesians Chapter 4 Rev Amanda Featherstone; February 2nd 2020

Ephesians Chapter 3  Judith Emery; January 26th 2020

Ephesians Chapter 2  Andy Harris; January 19th 2020

Ephesians Chapter 1  Rev Amanda Featherstone; January 12th 2020

5th January 2020

Readings: Ephesians 1: 3-14, John 1: 1-18

Speaker : Rt Revd David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham

29th December 2019

Reading: Matthew 2:13-end

Speaker : Dave D’Arcy

Christmas Day 2019

Readings: Isaiah 9; 2,3,6 & 7

Speaker : Rev Amanda Featherstone

Carol Service 2019

Readings: Micah 5:2-4, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8-20

Speaker : Rev Paul Weston

Autumn Sermons 2019

Most recent are at the top

24th November Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20

17th November Psalm 98

Illuminate Service, 11 November 2019

You are valuable – God’s masterpiece

In Loving Memory

A special service to remember and give thanks for loved ones who have died.

WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST

Over the summer we explored who Jesus is through the ‘I am …’ statements. Now over three weeks (20th & 27th October and 3rd November) we explore who we are in Christ, our true identity.  ‘…..you are precious to me. You are honoured, and I love you.’ Isaiah 43 verse 4

3rd November Ephesians 1:1-10

27th October Matthew 3:13-17

20th October Psalm 139

13th October 2 Timothy 2:8-15

6th October Healing Service: Jesus said, ‘I am willing’
Mark 1:40-45

29th September Harvest Celebration: ‘How can we reduce our plastics?’
Genesis 1, Romans 8:18-21 with Guest Speaker Alison Tsang

22nd September: Youth Work Sunday

This recording starts with a dramatised Bible reading from 1 Kings 19; Ria Taylor’s talk starts about 9 min 30 s into the track

15th September: 

Reading Luke 15:1-7; talk by Adam Parker

Pentecost 2019

Rev Amanda Featherstone’s first Sunday at St Mary’s was Pentecost Sunday 2019. Here is her sermon, following the reading from Acts 2:1-21

Baptism Service, 2 June 2019

Psalm 27 sets the scene for this talk at the baptism of one of the youngest members of St Mary’s.

Lent 2019: Don’t give up; take up!

According to a popular newspaper the most popular things to give up for Lent last year were chocolate, social networking, alcohol, Twitter, Facebook, school, meat, sweet, coffee and fizzy drinks. The abstinence from these things aims to remind us of the experiences of Jesus during his time of fasting for 40 days in the desert before he began his ministry and to help focus and reflect on the eventual sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. But, this period in Jesus life has far more to teach us about living a spirit filled Christian life that it does about giving things up.

Sermons from this Lent series can be found here

Seeing Salvation: Welcoming the Messiah

In this talk, on 6th February 2019, Paula Gooder looked at the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, in particular why it was so incredible that both Simeon and Anna recognised Jesus. Paula is Director of Mission Learning and Development in the Diocese, and is a writer, lecturer and Reader.

Expectations of the Messiah

In this talk, on 14th November 2018, Paula Gooder looked at the development of the Jews’ understanding of a Messiah through the Old Testament, leading up to its fulfilment in Jesus. Paula is Director of Mission Learning and Development in the Diocese, and is a writer, lecturer and Reader.