St John in Bedwardine, Worcester

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND PARISH

St John’s church dates from about 1165. Originally it was one of two chapels on the west of the Severn, the other being at Lower Wick (the remains of which - St. Cuthbert’s - can be found in the farm buildings behind the Manor Farm eatery). By 1371, after the Black Death, it was decided to close the Lower Wick church (which had, been the parish church) as it was in a neglected state and very poorly attended. On the other hand, St John’s was a flourishing community near the bridgehead where the drove roads out of mid-Wales converged, and since 1287 had been the place where the vicar lived. St John’s was made the parish church on February 17th 1372. It has given its name to the whole area.

The church building is of some interest as the city churches of Worcester were nearly all rebuilt in the 18th century, so St John’s is the only one today that gives some impression of what the features of a ‘town’ church in Worcester might have been.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Parish Office
1A Bromyard Road,
St. Johns,
WORCESTER.
WR2 5BS
(01905) 420490 (Liz Edwards - Parish Administrator)

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Sunday

Holy Communion
Communion using the Book of Common Prayer.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
A Eucharist using modern language of Common Worship and music led by the Choir. The Children's Church meets during the service.
Every first third and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
A non-Eucharistic service led by our ALM* team with music from the Music Group. (*Authorised Lay Minister)
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Group Eucharist for the 5th Sunday
A service for all the CofE West Worcester Group churches to be held at either St. John's, St. Clement's, St. Michael's or St. David's. Please confirm location before travelling.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Evensong
This is a sung evening act of worship using the traditional Book of Common Prayer. Music led by the Choir.
Every first and third Sunday at 5:00 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Wholeness and Healing
A service of Wholeness and Healing with Taize and Iona music provided by the Music Group.
Every fourth Sunday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour

Monday

Little Lambs
Birth to 4 years old and carers. Mondays in term time. 10am-12noon FREE! Toys and games, arts and craft, messy play, snacks and stories, singing.
Mondays in term time.
Every Monday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Resumes Monday 11th September 2017
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Evening Prayer
A short evening act of worship. (Usually everyday)
Usually everyday (except Saturday)
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Tuesday

Midweek Eucharist
The midweek Eucharist will be a said service (ie no hymns etc) on Tuesdays at 10am in the Lady Chapel (south aisle), and will last around 25 minutes, using the Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome for a little quiet reflection in the midst of the week's business.
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer
A short evening act of worship. (Usually everyday)
Usually everyday (except Saturday)
Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Home Communions
Sylvia Render - Pastoral Care Group - offers Home Communions on the first Wednesday of each month between 10am and 12 noon.
Every first Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Evening Prayer
A short evening act of worship. (Usually everyday)
Usually everyday (except Saturday)
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Craft Evening
Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Craft evenings cost �5.00 and include materials and refreshments. Each time trying a new skill. Items already planned: card making, flower arranging, quilling. No skill required, just a friendly relaxing evening.
Every third Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Resumes Wednesday 20th September 2017
Refreshments

Thursday

Evening Prayer
A short evening act of worship. (Usually everyday)
Usually everyday (except Saturday)
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Choir Practice
The Choir practise music for their forthcoming services (in the Blakefield Room). All new-comers welcome.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Bellringing Practice
The bell ringers practise for their forthcoming services. All new-comers welcome, please ring the bell by the door at the bottom of the tower to be let in.
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Friday

Evening Prayer
A short evening act of worship. (Usually everyday)
Usually everyday (except Saturday)
Every Friday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Music Group Practice
The Music Group practise music for their forthcoming services. All new-comers welcome.
Every Friday at 7:30 PM for 1 hour

Saturday

Cafe @10:15
Join us for fresh coffee and danish, 'friendship and thoughts'
Every fourth Saturday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Resumes Saturday 26th August 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Vigil Office
The Vigil Office alternates between St Johns and St Clements. Please check weekly sheets for more details.
Every Saturday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
Brass Rubbing
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Open Monday to Saturday, between 10a.m.-ish and 5.30p.m.-ish (closes after 5p.m. Evening Prayer). Open for services on Sunday.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire Fully fitted, modern kitchen, with industrial dishwasher. For more information contact the Parish Office (01905) 420490. Hourly cost about £8.
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Christopher John STUART
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18634
Built: AD 1165 (onwards)
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Dean and Chapter of Worcester
Archdeaconry: WORCESTER (421)
Deanery: MARTLEY & WORCESTER WEST (42103)
Benefice: St Jo in Bedwardine (42/173 J)
Parish Legal Name: St. John in Bedwardine (420066 )
CofE Church Info: (642066 42/66)
Short URL: acny.uk/18634/
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The current editor is: Liz Edwards

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This page was last updated on Friday 21st July 2017
 
 
 
St John in Bedwardine : Bromyard Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 5BS - Where Bromyard Road meets Malvern Road

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