Hi. I’m Tom Fish and I’d like to welcome you to the Brickworks website.
Brickworks is hard to describe. Is it a church – or is it a community organisation? You could say it’s a church that exists in and for this local community. Or you could say it’s a community organisation with a church at its core.
In the community, we’ve run events ranging from Pancake Parties to Litter Picks. You can see some of them here. The Summer Event – 5 days of games and activities for young people, with a barbecue and show for everyone on the Thursday night – saw over 200 people enjoy being out on Rufford Field together. We’re involved in setting up a “Friends of Rufford Field” group, and are keen to support any other initiatives that build community in the area.
As a church, we’ve been meeting regularly on Sundays since September 2014. In the morning we have a simple informal service – either at the school or the Sunshine Club, or sometimes outdoors (see calendar for where we are each week). Most Sunday afternoons we have a very lively, hands-on gathering we call Messy - it’s mainly aimed at families and people aged 10-14, but don't let that stop you.
Anyway, I hope you’ll find the information you need while you’re here on the website – do get in touch if not. But more than that, if you live in the Rufford and Stambermill area – between Lye and Stourbridge – I hope you’ll consider getting involved in Brickworks.
This website (like Brickworks) is a work in progress - suggestions and comments welcome!
Any ideas of things we could do, or improvements to the website - we'd love to hear from you!
c/o Rev Tom and Helen Fish
43 Bredon Ave
Tel: 01384 897982
Brickworks is an outreach from Christ Church Lye (the one with the WWI soldier statue in front).