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.
For Genealogical Enquiries the local Diocesan Record Office is:
For Parish enquiries please contact:
Parish Office, St.John's Church, Mill Lane,
Wetley Rocks, ST9 0BN.
or Contact Rev Michael Folin 01782 302954
vicar.wwr (at) gmail.com