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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Mothers' Day Family Service
Join us for this special Family Service for Mothering Sunday. The service will last for about 45 minutes and includes music from both our adult and our children's choirs. We give thanks for our mums, living and departed, and everyone receives a small bunch of flowers as a momento of the occasion. All welcome - young and not so young alike.
Sunday 15th March 2015 at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Palm Sunday Morning Worship
Our Morning Service for Palm Sunday. Come and join us as we begin the Holy Week journey towards the celebration of our Lord's resurrection at Easter.
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
 
Lift High The Cross
A Service for Palm Sunday Evening, led by St John's RSCM Choir
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Coffee
 
Holy Week 4 Kids - Monday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Monday 30th March 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Monday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
 
Holy Week 4 Kids - Tuesday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Tuesday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
 
Holy Week 4 Kids - Wednesday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Wednesday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
 
Holy Week 4 Kids - Maundy Thursday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 3:30 PM 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
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Mothers' Day Family Service
Join us for this special Family Service for Mothering Sunday. The service will last for about 45 minutes and includes music from both our adult and our children's choirs. We give thanks for our mums, living and departed, and everyone receives a small bunch of flowers as a momento of the occasion. All welcome - young and not so young alike.
Sunday 15th March 2015 at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Palm Sunday Morning Worship
Our Morning Service for Palm Sunday. Come and join us as we begin the Holy Week journey towards the celebration of our Lord's resurrection at Easter.
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Lift High The Cross
A Service for Palm Sunday Evening, led by St John's RSCM Choir
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Coffee
Holy Week 4 Kids - Monday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Monday 30th March 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Monday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Monday 30th March 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
Holy Week 4 Kids - Tuesday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Tuesday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
Holy Week 4 Kids - Wednesday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Wednesday Evening Worship in Holy Week (Compline) with short address
A short reflective service as part of our journey through Holy Week.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7:00 PM for ½ hour
Holy Week 4 Kids - Maundy Thursday
Come and share the Easter Story and have some fun along the way.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Maundy Thursday Communion of the Last Supper
On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper of our Lord, at which he broke bread and shared the cup of wine saying, "Do this in remembrance of me." We also share in the gentle act of washing each other's hands (not feet!) as a symbol of Jesus' command that we should serve (care for) each other. Do join us for this moving act of worship.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Common Worship
Good Friday Children's Club
Come along and join in a whole range of activities, and help us think about the Easter Story
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly
Good Friday Simple Lunch
Join us for a simple lunch in the community hall. Everyone welcome.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 12:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly
Prayers at the Foot of the Cross
A reflective act of worship with plenty of time for private prayer and reflection on the crucifixion of our Lord. This is essentially a drop-in service where people stay as long as they wish.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
Good Friday Evening Worship
A devotional service at the Foot of the Cross
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Worship for Easter Eve
Having journeyed through Holy Week from the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the commemoration of Our Lord's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, followed by his betrayal, arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday, we now pause in quiet prayer for a little while.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1 hour
The Parish Communion of Easter Day
The great celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. Do join us. During the service we will renew the promises made at our baptism.
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
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
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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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