St John in Bedwardine
St John-in-Bedwardine is part of the Church of England and under the Diocese of Worcester.
We are in the St Johns suburb of the city of Worcester (Village in the City), on the west side of the River Severn. Click here to find out about St Johns
Our growing community worships in varying styles across our different services.
We work closely in a Group across the whole of West Worcester with our two neighbouring parishes; St Clement's with St David's and St Michael's.
Our Church is now open for private prayer from Monday to Friday, approximately between the hours of 10am and 4pm
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Our website and Facebook page contain the latest details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
The clergy of this church, Phil Bradford and Sarah Cottrill, can be contacted in an emergency as follows.
Phil – 01905 423794 (Phil) or [email protected]
Sarah – 01905 426257 or [email protected]
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
As we come out of lockdown we still face uncertainty and it is a very difficult time for many people. For whatever reason, there will be those struggling to make ends meet, pay bills or buy necessities at this time. While we do not have huge resources, there are various funds the churches have to help people with small sums towards covering costs in times of need. We are also able to refer people to other agencies for additional assistance. If anyone needs help, please do contact the clergy. If you are aware of anyone else who might benefit from assistance at this time, please encourage them to contact the clergy too. We aim to help the community, irrespective of whether or not they are church members.
During these difficult times there are organisations out there that can help you when in need so please call the appropriate one if you need to:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0181
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
The parish of St John in Bedwardine is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Worcester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.