St John's Church, Walsall Wood

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Welcome to the Parish Church of St John.

We are a lively worshipping fellowship in the heart of the community of Walsall Wood. We would be delighted to welcome you.  

Our church community reflects the great diversity of our local neighbourhood, and we are pleased to welcome all. We offer a range of worship activities which reflects a breadth of spiritulaity: from our family-friendly Sunday morning Holy Communion, where the children join us part way through; to the lively monthly Family Service or Morning Worship, and on to a modern version of Evening Prayer, standing firmly in the Anglican liturgical and choral tradition.  

In addition we hold a Communion Service on Wednesday mornings, where most weeks we are delighted to welcome around 45 children from St John's CE Primary School. At mid-day each Wednesday we hold a short act of worship where we pray for all for whom our prayers have been requested.   We also hold a Holy Communion Service on Thursdays at 12.30. For full details of our worship, including special services, please see the "Services and Events" section.  

St John's seeks to be an outward-facing church community, too. We have regular contact with our local primary schools (and an excellent close partnership with St John's Primary School); we have a lively Baby & Toddler Group, and a popular weekly drop-in Coffee Morning.   In addition have a busy Sunday School and a great children's group (ages 8 to 12) called "The Ark". Members of St John's are actively encouraged to take a full part in the life of the church, through involvement in worship, organising social and outreach activities, and membership of teams working to develop the church's mission and ministry.

St John's is blessed with a wonderful modern Community Hall, provided for us through the generosity of a local charitable trust. Many of our social events take place in the Hall, which is also used by a range of community groups and our Sunday School. The Hall is also available for Children's parties, Baptism parties, etc.  

At the heart of Walsall Wood since 1837, our church has undergone many changes over the years but we are still pleased to welcome many families as they bring their children to be Christened, or to celebrate the joy of marriage. We also seek to offer pastoral support at the painful times of life, such as sickness or bereavement.  

We honour, with grateful thanks, the traditions which have nurtured us as we look enthusiastically to the future. Thank you for visiting this web site. Why not come and visit us in person.

You will be made most welcome.

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Mrs Debbie Aggett
St John's Parish Church
High Street
Walsall Wood
Walsall
WS9 9LP
01543 372284 ((office))

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  • Special Events
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Christmas Fayre
Come along to our Grand Christmas Fayre. All kinds of stalls and activities. Grand Prize Draw. And do keep an eye out for the approach of a reindeer and sleigh. See you there.
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
Advent Service of Light
An evening service to welcome the Advent season
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
 
Parish Christmas Meal
Join us for our annual Parish Christmas Meal: a lovingly prepared Christmas Dinner with friends in the Community Hall. Tickets £16 from church, advance booking only.
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
 
Christingle Service
Christingles for all - in aid if the Children's Society
Sunday 7th December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Messy Christmas
Children, mums, dads,grandparents - in fact all the family are invited to join in our Christmas Family Celebrations - crafts and activities, Carols and a shared meal help to get the Christmas Festivities into full swing - and remind us that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
 
Staffordshire Band Christmas Celebration
Always popular - don't be late
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Holy Communion with Children's Nativity
On the last Sunday morning before the great celebration of Christmas, join us for our worship and our wonderful Nativity Play put on by the children of our church family. Everybody welcome.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
 
Nine Lessons and Carols
Led by St John's Church Choir. The traditional Christmas story in words and music.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
 
Jesus' Birthday Service
Our Family and Friends Service for Christmas Eve. All Welcome. Many people bring a small wrapped gift (labelled boy/girl and aged 0 - 18). After the service the gifts are taken to a local place of safety for those seeking refuge from domestic violence.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Midnight Christmas Communion
Join us for the great celebration of Christmas. "O Come all ye Faithful"
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Common Worship
 
Printer friendly list of events
Christmas Fayre
Come along to our Grand Christmas Fayre. All kinds of stalls and activities. Grand Prize Draw. And do keep an eye out for the approach of a reindeer and sleigh. See you there.
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Advent Service of Light
An evening service to welcome the Advent season
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Parish Christmas Meal
Join us for our annual Parish Christmas Meal: a lovingly prepared Christmas Dinner with friends in the Community Hall. Tickets £16 from church, advance booking only.
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Christingle Service
Christingles for all - in aid if the Children's Society
Sunday 7th December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Messy Christmas
Children, mums, dads,grandparents - in fact all the family are invited to join in our Christmas Family Celebrations - crafts and activities, Carols and a shared meal help to get the Christmas Festivities into full swing - and remind us that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Staffordshire Band Christmas Celebration
Always popular - don't be late
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Holy Communion with Children's Nativity
On the last Sunday morning before the great celebration of Christmas, join us for our worship and our wonderful Nativity Play put on by the children of our church family. Everybody welcome.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Nine Lessons and Carols
Led by St John's Church Choir. The traditional Christmas story in words and music.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Jesus' Birthday Service
Our Family and Friends Service for Christmas Eve. All Welcome. Many people bring a small wrapped gift (labelled boy/girl and aged 0 - 18). After the service the gifts are taken to a local place of safety for those seeking refuge from domestic violence.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Christmas Communion
Join us for the great celebration of Christmas. "O Come all ye Faithful"
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Common Worship
Christmas Family Communion
Family Communion service. All welcome.Bring a present to show us. HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
St John's Sunday School
St John's Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9.30 (except 2nd Sunday of the month). The children meet in appropriate age groups to learn about our faith and have fun together. The youngest group meets in the church meeting room and the older groups meet in St John's Community hall, adjacent to the church. They join the adult congregation about half way through the morning service, and are invited to tell us about their activities. All welcome.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Sunday School
Sung Eucharist
First and Third (and Fifth) Sundays. During school term time we have a lively Sunday School for children, who join us part way through the service. A Creche is also available.
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Family Service
Our Family Service takes place on the second Sunday of each month and is intended to be a genuine act of worship for all ages: for those with families, for our church family, and for the wider family of our community. Come alone; come with children; come with husbands, wives, mums and dads, grandmas and grandads, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, carers and pals. Everybody welcome.
We take a break during August.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Morning Worship
A modern service concentrating on the word of God and prayer. A little more structured than the Family Service but shorter than a full service of Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer / Sung Eucharist
Evening Prayer on 1st, 3rd, 4th (& 5th) Sundays. Sung Eucharist on 2nd Sunday.
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship

Monday

St John's Baby & Toddler Group
Open to all mums,dads,carers with babies and tots. Just come along to the Community Hall behind St John's Church.
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
3rd Walsall Wood Rainbows
Every Monday - TERM TIME
Every Monday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
3rd Walsall Wood Guides
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Monday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours

Tuesday

Walsall Wood Women's Institute
Walsall Wood's WI meets in St John's Community Hall, behind the church, on 2nd Tuesday of every month. All welcome.
Every second Tuesday at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
Brownies
Brownies will meet every Tuesday at 6 pm. To find out more, just turn up.
Term time only.
Every Tuesday at 5:45 PM for 1½ hours

Wednesday

Holy Communion
During term time we are normally joined by Yrs 5 and 6 of St John's Primary School
Every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Prayers for Healing and Wholeness
We meet to specifically pray for all for whom our prayers have been requested - for all who are sick or suffering in any way.
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
2nd Walsall Wood Rainbows
Uniformed Group
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Wednesday at 5:15 PM for 1 hour
Children's Choir Practice
Our Children's Choir meets each Wednesday to rehears the songs we will use at our monthly family service. We have some fun and refreshments along the way. Children should be 8 years or older. Enthusiastic children always welcome.
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Weightwatchers
Our slimming club meets in the Community Hall
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Choir Practice
Our RSCM Choir meets to rehearse for Sunday Services and other events
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Thursday

Coffee Morning
Drop in for tea,coffee and a chat at the Community Hall
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Coffee
Holy Communion
A quiet service of Holy Communion offering a short time of worship and prayer in the midst of a busy week day. All Welcome.
Thursday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
2nd Walsall Wood Guides
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour

Friday

St John's Baby & Toddler Group
Open to all mums,dads,carers with babies and tots. Just come along to the Community Hall behind St John's Church.
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
The Ark
Our children's group for everyone aged 8 - 12. Come along for great fun and friendship, with lots of lively activities every week. We meet in the Community Hall every Friday during school term time.
Term Time only.
Every Friday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours
Printer friendly list of events
Christmas Fayre
Come along to our Grand Christmas Fayre. All kinds of stalls and activities. Grand Prize Draw. And do keep an eye out for the approach of a reindeer and sleigh. See you there.
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Advent Service of Light
An evening service to welcome the Advent season
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Parish Christmas Meal
Join us for our annual Parish Christmas Meal: a lovingly prepared Christmas Dinner with friends in the Community Hall. Tickets £16 from church, advance booking only.
Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Christingle Service
Christingles for all - in aid if the Children's Society
Sunday 7th December 2014 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Messy Christmas
Children, mums, dads,grandparents - in fact all the family are invited to join in our Christmas Family Celebrations - crafts and activities, Carols and a shared meal help to get the Christmas Festivities into full swing - and remind us that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Staffordshire Band Christmas Celebration
Always popular - don't be late
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Holy Communion with Children's Nativity
On the last Sunday morning before the great celebration of Christmas, join us for our worship and our wonderful Nativity Play put on by the children of our church family. Everybody welcome.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Nine Lessons and Carols
Led by St John's Church Choir. The traditional Christmas story in words and music.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Jesus' Birthday Service
Our Family and Friends Service for Christmas Eve. All Welcome. Many people bring a small wrapped gift (labelled boy/girl and aged 0 - 18). After the service the gifts are taken to a local place of safety for those seeking refuge from domestic violence.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Christmas Communion
Join us for the great celebration of Christmas. "O Come all ye Faithful"
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Common Worship
Christmas Family Communion
Family Communion service. All welcome.Bring a present to show us. HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available Foodbank
Bookings

Please contact the Parish Office 01543 372284

Visit our Church

On request from the parish office - 01543 372284. Visitors are most welcome.

Nurture Courses

Alpha, Bible Study, Bishops Certificate, Confirmation Preparation (for adults and young people, Start! - all courses run as the need requires

 
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4584
Diocesan ID: 20/165
Built: 1837
Architect: Andrew Hayward
Style of worship: Broad and inclusive. Everybody welcome.
Our Patron: Rector of Walsall
Archdeaconry: WALSALL (204)
Deanery: WALSALL (20402)
Benefice: Walsall Wood (20/393 F)
Parish Legal Name: St. John Walsall Wood (200165 20/165)
CofE Church Info: (620165 20/165)
Short URL: acny.uk/4584/
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