St John the Baptist, Kidmore End

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 The Institution, Induction and Installation of the Revd. James Stickings, as Rector,took place on Thursday, 29 September, 2016. Contact details may be found under "About the Parish".

St John the Baptist is a church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, with a partly sung Eucharist led by a choir [see Friday events]. We sponsor the neighbouring church-aided primary school, which is popular and successful. We worship in a Victorian stone church set in a lovely country churchyard.

We are one of two churches in our parish [see link to the daughter church - Christ the King, in Sonning Common], and part of a united benefice with Rotherfield Peppard.

For further information about the Clergy and our parish magazine, see the "About the Parish" link, on this page.

On this page, you will also find a link to our Parish website.

Our Parish Mission Statement - The Church is People! Strengthened by Word and Sacrament, and our Fellowship together, Members of this Church, individually and collectively, seek to promote the Mission of the Church: To offer worship. To proclaim the Gospel of Christ. To make known the love of God - by deed as well as word. To make the world a better place, according to God's will. To demonstrate the love of God and our neighbour.

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The Revd James Stickings
The Rectory,
Tokers Green Lane,
Kidmore End,
Reading, RG4 9AY
0118 9721459 (Rector) or 0118 9724699 (Mr.Robert Lynch, Churchwarden)

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Sunday School at St John's
Children in the parish are invited to our friendly and fun Sunday School, on the first Sunday of every month, at 10.50am, in Kidmore End School. At the end of their session in the school, the children will move into the church [St John's] and tell the congregation about what they've been up to! Enquiries to the Rector - Revd James Stickings, email:
Every first Sunday at 10:50 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School
Parish Eucharist
Partly sung Eucharist with hymns, generally using Common Worship. All welcome, including families . For information about our choir, see below [Friday] NOTE- Where there are five Sundays in the month, the Parish Eucharist, on the 5th Sunday will normally be replaced by a Benefice Eucharist. Please check "Our Web Site" [see link on this page] for confirmation of this service, together with details of venue and time.
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Family Eucharist
Every third Sunday we try to be more informal and to encourage families to play a more active part in the service [a Eucharist], at which we normally welcome the Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts.
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Little Lambs
Little Lambs is a friendly church group, meeting in St John's Church, Kidmore End, and offering a short service,craft activities and refreshments, primarily for children under five, and their parents/carers. Contact: Felicity Cooper on 0118 9477862 Note - Term time only. [ If in doubt, contact Felicity]
Every last Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Meeting of Men's Group
This small group meets monthly for fellowship and discussion. Enquiries to - Nick Launders, tel: 01491 628243
Every second Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours


St John's has a small but enthusiastic 4-part choir, which sings at the 11am service every Sunday and at special services such as Good Friday, All Souls and Christmas. The repertoire is very wide-ranging, including plainsong and baroque pieces, arrangements from the classics, traditional songs from around the world and contemporary music for worship. The choir, augmented by singers from Christ the King Church , Sonning Common [daughter church], has recently begun to give small concerts too. Choir practice is weekly, on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome, adults and children. Please contact the Choir Leader, Frances Brewitt-Taylor, at or 0118 948 2743
Every Friday at 7:30 PM
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Evening of Wine and Song
This event will be held in Kidmore End School. Further details will appear here in due course. (Please check time and ticket details)
Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 166
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: HENLEY (27406)
Parish Legal Name: Kidmore End and Sonning Common (270173 )
CofE Church Info: (627173 27/173)
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The current editor is: Neil Scott

This page was last updated on Tuesday 1st August 2017
St John the Baptist : Wood Lane, Kidmore End, Oxfordshire, RG4 9AX

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