Saint George The Martyr, Minworth

Both Parish Churches Remain Closed


Week beginning 31st May 2020



A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This Holy Week and the fifty days leading to Pentecost will be an Eastertide like none before it. Our necessary isolation from one another will undoubtedly save lives and help the health services cope, so we must somehow thank God for it. But it will nonetheless feel like we’ve extended Lent, like an extra-long retreat, into Easter. Then again, monks and nuns understand how to be joyful in isolation so why shouldn’t we all?

I want personally to thank you for all you are doing to serve others; helping to provide for other peoples’ needs, by whatever means you can, while the tragic scourge of coronavirus is among us. Please preserve your own health: God gave you it, and gave it to others too.

We shouldn’t think of Easter this year as an antidote or cure for the seeping fear and strangeness of all we’re going through together. If it were it would simply fall flat, or seem unbelievable, and we would rightly be, as St Paul says, ‘the most miserable of men and women’. But it isn’t simply a bit of the Jesus story, which comes round like a well-rehearsed play every year. Easter is, we know, in fact the actual normal state of life for those of us who believe, and makes us citizens of two worlds: this one, where even love cannot stop death, and the eternal one we’re baptized into, in which death can never quench love.

We should therefore not behave as those who have no hope. In the resurrection of his Son, God our Father lifts our eyes to an eternal and joy-filled horizon, and fills us with confidence. May he renew in us then all the gifts of his Son’s resurrection; and breathe his Spirit on us; may he give us all the long view in our present difficulties, large-mindedness and generosity in our use of material goods, patience and perseverance at all times, and that special gift of God we call the gift of hope.

May the Lord bless you with a blessed and unexpectedly joy-filled Easter!


The Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall

Bishop of Ebbsfleet


About Us


Minworth is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is one of the oldest settlements in the region. It was formerly a detached hamlet of Curdworth and in 1909 the Bishop of Birmingham dedicated the Church of St George on Minworth Green (a chapel of Curdworth). The historian William Dargue described the building as "built in brick with stone dressings in a simple Early English style. There is a 3-lancet (liturgical) east window and a large 4-lancet west window in Early English Gothic. The building is not geographically aligned east-west, the east end almost faces north. There is a bellcote above the entrance brought from Water Orton old church. It has a single, one hundredweight tolling bell. The bell is inscribed: + I WILL SOVND AND CALL THE CONGREGATION 1709".

S. George has served the village of Minworth since 1909. It is now part of the Castle Vale Parish, with S. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. The present incumbent is The Reverend Father James Cope S.S.C.



Church Services

The Church is here for every part of life, including baptism, confirmation, marriage and funerals. There are however other times when people feel the need to come to God; Confession (the sacrament of reconciliation) is when people freely tell God what troubles them and hear his absolution. Some people wish to have their homes blessed, and others wish to hold a service to remember someone special. If you have any questions the clergy are happy to discuss any of these services. 


The Mass is our main service celebrated on Sunday mornings: Readings from scripture {the Bible}, homily {a short sermon} and Holy Communion/Eucharist


Prayer is at the heart of worship and Daily Prayer happens each day throughout the Church.


Baptism (or Christening) marks the beginning of a new journey in faith. Baptism takes place regularly during the year.

    Visit Us:   Information:    
    Formerly a detached hamlet of Curdworth, Minworth is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is one of the oldest settlements in the region.   Please see the links below and ask one of our greeters if you have any questions, or would like to speak to the Vicar:    
    Location:   Archive    
    S. George Church, Water Orton Lane,   Church Services    
    Minworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 9BU   Contacts    
    Tel: +44(0)121 747 4041   Coronavirus COVID-19    
        Parish News & Pew Sheets    
        RAF Squadron No 605    
        Regular Events    
        Related Sites    
        St Cuthbert's    


Regular Events

       S. Cuthbert's        
      Mon 10:00 am   Reader's Fellowship        
      Tue 5:15 pm   Beavers [6 - 8 years]        
        6:45 pm   Cubs [8 - 101/2 years]        
      Wed 10:00 am   Coffee after the 9:30 am Eucharist        
        5:15 pm   Beavers [6 - 8 years]        
        6:15 pm   Cubs [8 - 101/2 years]        
        7:30 pm   Scouts [101/2 - 14 years]        
      Thu 5:30 pm   Slimming World        
       S. George's        
      Sun 4.00 pm   S. John's @ Minworth [1st Sunday]        
      Thu 10:00 am   Coffee after the 9:30 am Eucharist        





The Church of England is committed to Promoting a Safer Church for everyone. Safeguarding is the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture.
We will seek to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.
If you have any concerns about a child, a young person, an adult who may be vulnerable or someone who works for or volunteers for the Church of England please contact:


Local parish contact:
T: 01217474041
Further Contact Numbers, Helplines & Websites:
Church of England/Safeguarding/Useful Links
Bishop's Safeguarding Adviser
Steph Haynes
T: 07342 993 844




The Safeguarding Policy adopted by the Parish Church Council can be downloaded here.
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            The Reverend Father James Cope S.S.C.    
            S. Cuthbert Hall Bookings    
            S. George Hall Bookings    
            S. Cuthbert Reader    
            S. Cuthbert PCC Secretary    
            S. Cuthbert Treasurer    
            S. Cuthbert's Place, Castle Vale, Birmingham B35 7PL    
            S. George Church, Water Orton Lane, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 9BU    
            Telephone:  +44(0)121 747 4041    

S. George Church, Water Orton Lane, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 9BU

Telephone: +44(0)121 747 4041                                                                                   


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