Prayer is as natural as breathing. It flows through every part of our Christian life. Prayer is a continual conversation between God and us. It is where we meet with God, get to know Him, hear from Him, draw strength for daily living, make space for Him to work in our lives and transforming us into His image. It is where we bring our worship to Him, our thanksgiving, anxieties and requests. (See Ephesians 6.18) In short, prayer is doing life with God.
Our prayers can be short and quick "Help me, Lord!" or as long as we need them to be as we pour out our hearts to Him. They can be loud, or they can be a quiet space as we sit in the awareness of His Presence with us or wait on Him and listen. Sometimes we're aware of His Presence, sometimes we don't feel anything, either way we can be confident that He is with us, He cares about us and what we're going through, and He's listening.
Would you like us to pray for you or the things on your heart? Then please get in touch with us using the form below and be assured of our prayers for you.
We take the protection and safety of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. All Volunteers in the church who work directly with children, youth or vulnerable adults are checked with the national Disclosure and Barring Service. If you have any concerns about safeguarding and would like to talk to someone, here are some useful phone numbers...
Brickworks Pastor, Fred Swartz - 07745 301136
Brickworks Women's Ministry, Lacey Swartz - 07470 060211
Brickworks Safeguarding Lead, Ruth Garratt - 01384 824611
Parish Vicar, Simon Falshaw - 01384 423142
Parish Curate, Jon Evans - 07584 919697
Parish Safeguarding Officer, (In training, details coming soon)
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, Hilary Higton - 07495 060869
Childline - 0800 1111
Age Concern UK - 0800 678 1602
Dudley Social Care - 0300 555 2345 (out of hours 0300 555 8574)
Non-urgent Police Enquiries - 101
Emergency Calls - 999
Promoting a Safer Church - Safeguarding Policy Statement PDF
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28 Shepherds Brook Rd
Stourbridge, DY9 7DX
Phone: 07745 301136
Brickworks Church is an outreach from Christ Church Lye (the one with the WWI soldier statue in front).