St John the Baptist, Wadworth

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The Church of St John the Baptist Wadworth sits on a commanding hill and is visible from a considerable distance. The church has been used as a land mark for centuries, and in the second world war was used as a look out post. The floodlit tower reminds one of the Light of Christ shining in the dark. Many travellers will have found sanctuary in this church over the centuries. The Church has an almost Monastic feel with its prayer soaked walls. If you live in the area we would love to see you, why don’t you come and join in the many generations of people who have prayed in this church.

The tower dates from the 15th century and is an excellent example of a local regional type. There are traces of two chambers which were once attached to the upper parts of the North and South sides. There are four bells in the Tower top chamber. In 1898 a clock was placed in the first floor chamber of the Tower to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In 1965, to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11, the Parish Council gave an electric timepiece to by-pass the original weight-driven works and connected it to the hands of the existing dials.

Wadworth War Memorial stands outside the East end of the Church and commemorates 15 men from the old Wadworth Parish who died in the two World Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945. Lest we forget.

The Church was originally dedicated to St. Mary. We do not know when a church was first established on this site but it is safe to assume that the main body of the Church was built during the 12th century; the Middle Ages was a time of ceaseless building, and there are traces of Norman architecture in the Church. Until 1232 the Church was under the patronage of York Cathedral, which endowed a Vicarage and 6 acres of land. During the next 300 years the Aisles, the Chapel, and later, a Tower, were added. Extensive restoration work was carried out in 1829 with a grant for that purpose. The 15th century roof was skillfully restored, pinnacles and battlements were re-set and windows replaced. The stone weathers badly and is in constant need of attention.

The church has some of the original Norman pillars in the North aisle and a Norman window in what was the choir vestry. The blind arcades of the South Aisle Wall are of the late Norman period. Its East-most bay has a trefoil-headed Piscina .The Font probably dates back to the 15th century.
 

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Revd Alun Price
The Vicarage
Vicarage Drive
Wadworth
(01302) 851974 or 07958685393

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Rememberance Service
We Start at the War Memorial in Wadworth
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:55 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
 
Memorial Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
 
Christmas Fayre
Saturday 25th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Refreshments Mince Pies
 
Christingle plus
What is it about an orange, a candle, some sweets, a stick and some red tape, that starts of the season of Advent so well - come and find out
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Carol Service
Mince Pies and Sherry after the Service
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
 
Crib Service
We tell the Christmas story as we put together the Christmas Crib
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
 
REFLECTIONS ON HOLY WEEK
Using a variety of musical styles and the art of Sieger Koder
Monday 26th March 2018 at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
 
REFLECTIONS ON HOLY WEEK
Using a variety of musical styles and the art of Sieger Koder
Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
 
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Holy Communion on a Sunday Morning using the range of possibilities available through Common Worship. We sing a mix of modern and traditional hymns. There are activities available for children but no formal Sunday School. Probably best described as middle of the road Anglican Church with charismatic leanings. Coffee after the service.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Something Different
For those who are seeking something different from a church service. We start with home made Cakes and drinks and then move into a period of praising God. The theme is linked into a secular song e.g. "Wind beneath my wings". We finish with some more praise & some prayers. Individual prayers for healing are available at the end of the service."
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments

Friday

Bible Study
Currently we are looking at Psalms
the day changes about every 9 weeks so check before you come in case vicar has forgot to update!
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Refreshments

Saturday

Coffee and Chat
Pop in for a chance to Drink, Chat, have a biscuit or two, sometimes fresh bread! Always a little raffle and some bric a brac to browse. Around 11:00 there is a short 5 minute chat on a topical subject.
Every last Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Rememberance Service
We Start at the War Memorial in Wadworth
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 10:55 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Memorial Service
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Fayre
Saturday 25th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Refreshments Mince Pies
Christingle plus
What is it about an orange, a candle, some sweets, a stick and some red tape, that starts of the season of Advent so well - come and find out
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Carol Service
Mince Pies and Sherry after the Service
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Crib Service
We tell the Christmas story as we put together the Christmas Crib
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
REFLECTIONS ON HOLY WEEK
Using a variety of musical styles and the art of Sieger Koder
Monday 26th March 2018 at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
REFLECTIONS ON HOLY WEEK
Using a variety of musical styles and the art of Sieger Koder
Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:00 PM for ¾ hour
Maunday Thursday Holy Communion
Service will include Washing of Feet and will be followed by The Watch
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Common Worship
Vigil at the Cross
Friday 30th March 2018 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Church Garden Party
Something for everyone! Tombola, Craft Stall, Raffle, Lucky Dip, Cakes, Books, Toy. And lets not forget the Teddy Bear Picnic!
Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments

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Stained Glass Floodlight

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 17642
Built: 1180
Style of worship: Middle of the road anglican with charismatic leanings
Archdeaconry: Doncaster (352)
Deanery: WEST DONCASTER (35205)
CofE Church Info: (635187 35/187)
Short URL: acny.uk/17642/
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