Welcome to the Beacon Church Centre webpage

The Beacon Church Centre is a United Reformed Church which seeks to serve God and the people of Rubery. We are a member of Churches Together in B45 (The churches within the B45 postal area).

January 2021

Due to the Covid crisis we are not currently meeting for live worship and do not plan to do so before the end of the present lockdown (lockdown 3). However, we are keeping a close eye on changing circumstances and will update this webpage when we are meeting for worship again.

Meanwhile, a recorded service is being posted on the church’s YouTube channel weekly and a paper copy emailed or posted on request. Daily devotions from the United Reformed Church can be found here.

Please contact me if you would like to talk, for us to pray for you or if you would like to be added to our mailing list. Contact details are on the panel to the right. If you want to know more about the Christian faith you may want to click here

Services are also streamed from our sister fellowship, Emmanuel Church, in Redditch available here.

God bless



14th February 2021

Our Minister


Our new minister, the Rev. James Hamilton was ordained as a minister in the United Reformed Church in July 2020 after four years training at Northern  College in Manchester. Before this he worked as a nurse in the NHS for thirty-two years. He is married with two step-daughters. He is also minister of Emmanuel Church in Redditch


Do you want to be part of a vibrant growing church community, a place where God’s love is real and experienced by all? Then come along and meet us, you are certain of a warm welcome.

The Beacon Church Centre is the only free church in Rubery and for over 160 years we have maintained a witness to the love of God for Rubery. Although we are a United Reformed Church, the majority of whose members have their roots in the Congregational Church, our congregation is a microcosm of ecumenical unity. We have regular worshippers whose background is Baptist, Church of England, Church of Scotland, Congregational, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Reform Union.

Inside the Beacon Church Centre

Inside the Beacon Church Centre

Whatever your background you are assured of a warm welcome with us. Have a look through these pages to get a glimpse of our church. You’ll find details of what’s on the website in the table on the right of each page. Just click on a link.

However we are not simply a church meeting on Sundays. We are at the heart of the community and we host a wide range of community activities. The building is open for over 40 hours a week over 450 people come through the doors.

If you require further information about anything that you see on these pages then please contact us.

Our Sunday Worship (currently suspended due to the lockdown)

Any variation will be noted on the Calendar page

Messy Church is not about sitting on pews listening to the Bible, sermon and prayers or singing unfamiliar hymns.

Messy Church is a lively and dynamic mix of fun, crafts, food, games, learning for children and parents together. It is aimed at families with children up to the age of 11.

Contact Louise for more information

Once a month we meet for an informal time of communion and prayer for healing with appropriate Christian music and songs

To locate the church on a street map click here

Our church is a partnership with Emmanuel Church, Redditch. To find out more about Emmanuel Church click here