St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire.

Whoever you are and wherever you are on a journey of faith you are most welcome.

We are part of ten  inclusive, friendly church communities within the church family of the Anglican Diocese of Lichfield. We aim to be building God's inclusive kingdom of unconditional love as we try to follow Christ in the footsteps of Saint Chad. Saint Chad was our Diocese' founding Bishop. You are always welcome. This particular church is an extremely welcoming church of Saint John -the-Baptist, Stowe-by-Chartley , Staffordshire. We'd be delighted to meet you. 

Our group covers the Staffordshire villages of Burston, Fradswell, Gayton, Hixon, Hopton, Milwich, Salt, Sandon, Stowe by Chartley and Weston. It also includes the Mid Trent Academy Schools Trust that includes Saint Peter's School, Hixon and Saint Andrew's School, Weston .

Shaped by inspirational leaders, each church and school interprets their Anglican identity and character to the local context.

We believe in an inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in an hospitable Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is inherently Eucharistic and sacramental, scripturally faithful but open to new insights; which seeks to proclaim and apply the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.

We subscribe to The Armed Forces Covenant along with the Diocese and do all we can to support the Armed Forces of the Crown , those that support them and their families. Locally we are keen to support MOD Stafford.

May God's peace and blessing be upon you.

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Building God's inclusive kingdom of unconditional love as we try to follow Christ in the footsteps of Saint Chad. 

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Our Vicar is The Rev'd Vivienne Starkie

What's on


Sunday 02 April 2023 Sunday at for 1 hour
St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire.
Station Road Stowe by Chartley Stafford, ST18 0LD, GB


2nd April at 11-15am, Holy Communion for Palm Sunday and Baptism, led by Rev'd Vivienne Starkie.

Other services are:
9th April at 09-30am, Easter Communion, led by Rev'd Vivienne Starkie.
23rd April at 11-15am, Holy Communion and Baptism, led by Rev'd Geoff Smith.

Team Service:
Team Service led by Rev'd Duncan Leake at St. Andrew's Church, Weston at 10-00am on 30th April.

For services in other churches please click on "Church Services Across Mid-Trent Team" to see our service rotas.
Everyone is assured a warm welcome at any of our services in the Mid-Trent Church Team.


Our parish of Stowe-by-Chartley: St John the Baptist is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.