St John the Baptist, Old Sodbury

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We are a faithful , friendly band of people who
gather from far and wide to meet at this
beautiful 13th century church on the Cotswold

We have a mixture of traditional and informal
services and our aim is to cater for all ages
throughout the month.

We are in the Sodbury Vale benefice which also
includes St.John the Baptist Church, Chipping
Sodbury (see )  
St.Adeline's Church, Little Sodbury and St. James
The Elder, Horton.

The church has very close links with the Old
Sodbury Church of England Primary School which
truly lives up to its role as a church school

All are welcome to join us and experience the
peace of God's presence in this special place.

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Revd. Canon David Bowers
St John's Church Centre
Wickwar Road
Chipping Sodbury,
(01454) 313159 (Rector) or 01454 325160 (Benefice Administrator)

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Benefice Service
If there is a 5th Sunday in the month we hold a special Benefice Service where we meet in one of the four churches that make up the Sodbury Vale benefice. The venue is advertised on our website
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Family Communion
This is an informal communion service using modern language. Coffee will be served before the service at 10.45am.
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
St. John's Praise
This is an informal, all age service which is layled. Coffee is served after the service.
Every second Sunday at 11:15 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Parish Communion
This is a formal traditional service using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Every third Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Praise
This is a non-communion service of the word with largely traditional hymns and is sometimes lay led.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship



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Incumbent: The Revd Canon David BOWERS
Incumbent: The Revd Canon David BOWERS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14205
Built: Approx.1107 Mentioned in Doomsday book
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: St. John The Baptist
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: Wotton (16110)
Benefice: Sodbury Vale (16/205BW)
Parish Legal Name: Old Sodbury (160170 )
CofE Church Info: (616170 16/170)
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The current editor is: Sylvia Franklin

This page was last updated on Monday 27th February 2017
St John the Baptist : Church Lane, Old Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6NB

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