Parish Hall & Worship Centre St. John the Evangelist, Kates Hill

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We bid you a warm welcome to the Parish of St.John the Evangelist, Kates Hill. We are an open and welcoming worshipping community for the young and old alike and you are very welcome to come and join us any time. Whether just visiting or looking for a new family to worship with, our doors are open to you

St.John's Church has been a centre for Christian worship and service in the Anglican style for over 170 years on Kates Hill. The old church building was built in the Victorian style, mimicking the older Medieval 'Perpendicular Gothic' pattern of the mid-fifteenth century.

Sadly, in December 2002 the church building was deemed unsafe for public worship and the doors were locked on congregation and public alike. Although this was a cause of great sadness to the congregation and community, the true spirit of the Church of Christ was not defeated and the service patterns and worship at St. John's continued without missing a beat by transferring to the Parish Hall just across the road.

In 2004 the PCC requested that the old building be made redundant as it was no longer suitabe for the pastoral needs of the parish. Additionally repair and renovation costs, excluding any alterations were likely to exceed £1.5million this was before the building was listed in 2008. At the time of writing (October 2013) the future of the building has not been finally settled.

Nevertheless the Church at Kates Hill carries on in the Parish Hall. As Christians we see Christ as the foundation of the Church and the people of Christ are the church, not the buildings.

The future of the burial ground at St. John's is that it will continue to have a separate identity from the old building and are at no risk from any changes it may undergo. Efforts by the local community have made the churchyard more accessible than it has been in many years. So if you haven't been for a wander through our beautiful Churchyard with its magnificent views of Dudley, the Castle, the surrounding counties, TV masts at Sutton Coldfield and the BT Microwave towers at Newhall Street and Pye Green (15miles north), be sure to visit soon and receive a 'Bostin' Black Country welcome

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Mr Brian Wentworth
2 Beech Road
West Midlands
B69 1TX
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Holy Communion
Holy Communion Traditional Language. This is our normal service. We do not have our own priest and are supported by a retired priest on most Sundays, if a priest is not available traditional morning prayer is celebrated.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
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All Souls & All Saints
Worshipers are invited to submit names of loved ones to be remembered specially in our worship by 30th September 2017 . During the service members of the congregation are invited to light a candle in remembrance of loved ones.
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
9 Lessons & Carols
A Traditional 9 Lessons & Carols Event followed by light refreshments
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols



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Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18752
Built: 1931
Style of worship: Middle of the road respectful and relaxed
Our Patron: The Bishop of Worcester
Archdeaconry: DUDLEY (422)
Deanery: DUDLEY (42203)
Benefice: Dudley St Jo (42/053 L)
Parish Legal Name: St. John Kate's Hill (420203 )
CofE Church Info: (642203 42/203)
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This page was last updated on Monday 18th September 2017
Parish Hall & Worship Centre St. John the Evangelist : St. John's Road, Kates Hill, West Midlands, DY2 7JH - All worship takes place (since December 2002) in the Parish Hall opposite the old building.

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