Wetley Rocks S.John the Baptist, Wetley Rocks

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We are a small parish in the Staffordshire Moorlands, six miles from the centre of Stoke-on-Trent and six miles from the market town of Leek.  A warm, friendly village church with lots going on
The parish is mostly residential with some farms.There is a country park at Consall and many beautiful walks. The Churnet Valley Railway also passes through the parish with a station at Consall.
We have three schools in the parish, St.John's, a church controlled primary school; Cicely Haughton School (a special-needs school); and Moorside High School. There is a filling station with a shop and one pub in the village. There is a pre-school play group that meets in the village hall. There is also a Methodist Church with whom we worship each month. Many other activities happen in the village hall including the WI and Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. 

In 2008 we became a joint benefice with St. Philip's Church, Werrington. We contribute to a quarterly magazine called My Village Life which you might like to check out www.myvillagelifeonline.com.

Population: 1958

For Genealogical Enquiries the local Diocesan Record Office is:

Stafford

For Parish enquiries please contact:

Parish Office, St.John's Church, Mill Lane,
Wetley Rocks, ST9 0BN.
Tel:01782 551603
or Contact Rev. Sue Goodwin, Tel:01782 302418

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Rev. Sue Goodwin
2 Lordshire Mews
Armshead Road
Werrington
ST9 0HJ
(01782) 302418

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Carols in the Cowshed
Carols in the Cowshed at Farfields Farm, Wetley Rocks
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Family Holy Communion
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
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Sunday

Early Morning Service
Simple said service using traditional language.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Good News At Ten
For Mums and Dads and young families. Half an hour of fun including songs, stories, prayers and activities.
Term time only, starting again in September.
Every first and third Sunday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly
Morning Worship
Our main Sunday Service, usually Common Worship Communion. Refreshments served after the Service.
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
creche Coffee Common Worship
Evening Worship
Once a month our evening service is Holy Communion. Two Sundays in the month it is Evensong. Every third Sunday it is a united service either in Church or in the Methodist Chapel in Wetley Rocks.
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour

Monday

Oasis
Open to All SISters, a ladies fellowship for spiritual refreshment and mutual encouragement. Sometimes with a guest speaker.
Every first Monday at 2:00 PM for 1½ hours
Coffee
Boulders
Our youth group. Meeting every other Monday in St. John's School, Wetley Rocks.
Every 2 weeks except school holidays.
Every first third and fifth Monday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

Tuesday

Pebbles
A drop-in for babies, toddlers and their parents/minders every Tuesday morning in church from 9am in term-time and 10am in school holidays..
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Coffee
Sow 'n Grow
Learn new skills, enjoy new friendships, meeting weekly at Wetley Rocks Methodist Church. Convenor Lynn Parker.
Weekly during term time
Every Tuesday at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
creche Coffee

Wednesday

Mid week service
An informal service with short Bible study. Coffee and chat afterwards.
Every week but check notice board on lychgate for any variations
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Coffee
Choir
Our choir meet every week to prepare for Sunday Services and learn new music for special Services.
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Saturday

Bread
Brothers Ready to Eat And Discuss. A monthly meeting for men featuring breakfast, fellowship, prayer and often a guest speaker. Usually meets the first Saturday of every month either in St. John's Church or in the Methodist Church on the Main Road.
Every first Saturday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours
Coffee
Living Waters
Healing prayer meeting including worship, Bible study and prayer for the sick.
Second and fourth Saturdays each month. Not meeting in December.
Every second and fourth Saturday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
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Carols in the Cowshed
Carols in the Cowshed at Farfields Farm, Wetley Rocks
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:15 PM for 1 hour
Family Holy Communion
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 2* Listed Building Tower Stained glass Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Baby Changing Facilities
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Clergy: The Revd Susan Elizabeth GOODWIN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5297
Diocesan ID: 20/313
Built: 1834
Architect: Trubshaw
Our Patron: Bishop of Lichfield
Archdeaconry: STOKE-ON-TRENT (202)
Deanery: CHEADLE (20202)
Benefice: Werrington and Wetley Rocks (20/409CM)
Parish Legal Name: Wetley Rocks (200313 20/313)
CofE Church Info: (620313 20/313)
Short URL: acny.uk/5297/
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The current editor is: Susan Goodwin

 
 
Wetley Rocks S.John the Baptist : Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, ST9 0BN

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