Church of England Diocese of Lichfield St. John Walsall Wood

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Both the Church and the Community Hall have single level accessible toilets.

We have a baby-changing mat in the Church and a fitted baby-changing table in the Community Hall.

There is a small car park at the rear of the Church, serving both the Church and the Community Hall. In addition, there is a larger free public car park just 2-3 minutes' walk away on Beech Tree Road.

Both the Church and the Community Hall have single level accessible toilets.

The Church car park provides single level / ramped access to both the Church and the Community Hall.

The Church and Community Hall have single level access. The Church car park provides single level / ramped access to both the Church and the Community Hall.

We have a hearing loop fitted in the Church.

We have large print hymn books and increasingly our services are presented via a projector screen.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both the Church and the Community Hall.


Our Building

Not nationally listed, but locally listed. St John's was consecrated as a Chapel of Ease in 1837, the year in which the young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. As the local community grew, (as a result of the opening of the local colliery), the church building was enhanced and extended to form the church we have today.

In 2019 we signed up to become an Eco Church and have been awarded our Bronze award. We constantly look at new ways to develop and improve upon this.


Music and Worship

As part of our ongoing social programme we occasionally hold events which include concerts or live music.

We have a well-maintained Hawkins two-manual pipe organ which is played at some of our services.

Our choir normally sings at our 10.00 and 6.00 services.

We are gradually developing a worship band and welcome the gifts and telents of those who wish to participate.


Groups, Courses and Activities

St John's seeks to be a centre of teaching and nurture. In addition to the diocesan Living Faith course, we hold occasional short courses on various themes, to which everyone is welcome.

We will shortly be starting a new Alpha Course. This will take place at St John's School and everyone is welcome to come and find out more.

Where we can, we do our best to support asylum seekers and refugees who are part of our local community. Our Minister in Charge is the Pastor of "Emmaus" LGBT+ Christian Asylum Seeker Group which meets fortnightly in Wolverhampton. Do contact us for more details.

You are most welcome to join us for our Coffee Morning, each Thursday from 10 am in the Community Hall.

Walsall Wood Women's Institute meets in the Community Hall at 1.30 pm on the second Tuesday of Each month.

Weightwatchers meets in the Community Hall every Wednesday at 7 pm.

Faith, Fun, Friendship and Food: Messy Church meets monthly in the Church and the Community Hall. Check out our Facebook Page (on Facebook search St John's Church, Walsall Wood), or see Our News for news of our next Messy Church.

St John's popular Baby and Toddler Group meets Mondays and Fridays (term time) at 9.30 in the Community Hall. All welcome.

The Minister in Charge is available to help where possible for issues relating to Refugee Advice.

St John's enthusiastically supports the work of:

Walsall North Food Bank
Aven House (Walsall's Refuge for those fleeing domestic violence)
The Glebe Centre (providing help and support for homeless and vulnerable people in Walsall)


Help for Visitors


Other Features

St John's is a registered Fairtrade Church. We seek to use Fairtrade goods wherever we can.

St John's enthusiastically supports Walsall North Food Bank. All donations gratefully accepted.

We have a modern powerful amplification system and a high quality digital projector and screen.

The Community Hall is available for Children's Birthday Parties (sorry, not Sunday) and Christening Parties. Sorry, we don't do 18th or 21st Birthday Parties.