St John's Church, Walsall Wood

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Welcome to the Parish Church of St John.

We are a lively worshipping fellowship in the heart of the community of Walsall Wood. We would be delighted to welcome you.  

Our church community reflects the great diversity of our local neighbourhood, and we are pleased to welcome all. We offer a range of worship activities which reflects a breadth of spiritulaity: from our family-friendly Sunday morning Holy Communion, where the children join us part way through; to the lively monthly Family Service or Morning Worship, and on to a modern version of Evening Prayer, standing firmly in the Anglican liturgical and choral tradition.  

In addition we hold a Communion Service on Wednesday mornings, where most weeks we are delighted to welcome around 45 children from St John's CE Primary School. At mid-day each Wednesday we hold a short act of worship where we pray for all for whom our prayers have been requested.   We also hold a Holy Communion Service on Thursdays at 12.30. For full details of our worship, including special services, please see the "Services and Events" section.  

St John's seeks to be an outward-facing church community, too. We have regular contact with our local primary schools (and an excellent close partnership with St John's Primary School); we have a lively Baby & Toddler Group, and a popular weekly drop-in Coffee Morning.   In addition have a busy Sunday School and a great children's group (ages 8 to 12) called "The Ark". Members of St John's are actively encouraged to take a full part in the life of the church, through involvement in worship, organising social and outreach activities, and membership of teams working to develop the church's mission and ministry.

St John's is blessed with a wonderful modern Community Hall, provided for us through the generosity of a local charitable trust. Many of our social events take place in the Hall, which is also used by a range of community groups and our Sunday School. The Hall is also available for Children's parties, Baptism parties, etc.  

At the heart of Walsall Wood since 1837, our church has undergone many changes over the years but we are still pleased to welcome many families as they bring their children to be Christened, or to celebrate the joy of marriage. We also seek to offer pastoral support at the painful times of life, such as sickness or bereavement.  

We honour, with grateful thanks, the traditions which have nurtured us as we look enthusiastically to the future. Thank you for visiting this web site. Why not come and visit us in person.

You will be made most welcome.

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Mrs Debbie Aggett
St John's Parish Church
High Street
Walsall Wood
01543 372284 (Church Office)

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Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Common Worship
St John's Sunday School
St John's Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9.30 (except 2nd Sunday of the month). The children meet in appropriate age groups to learn about our faith and have fun together. The youngest group meets in the church meeting room and the older groups meet in St John's Community hall, adjacent to the church. They join the adult congregation about half way through the morning service, and are invited to tell us about their activities. All welcome.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Sunday School
Holy Communion
First and Third (and Fifth) Sundays. During school term time we have a lively Sunday School for children, who join us part way through the service. A Creche is also available.
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service
Our Family Service takes place on the second Sunday of each month and is intended to be a genuine act of worship for all ages: for those with families, for our church family, and for the wider family of our community. Come alone; come with children; come with husbands, wives, mums and dads, grandmas and grandads, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, carers and pals. Everybody welcome.
We take a break during August.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Morning Worship
A modern service concentrating on the word of God and prayer. A little more structured than the Family Service but shorter than a full service of Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Evening Prayer / Holy Communion
Evening Prayer on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. Holy Communion on 2nd Sunday.
Every first second third and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Celebration Praise
Our monthly evening Praise Service where the hymns and songs are chosen by the congregation. Everybody Welcome.
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour


St John's Baby & Toddler Group
Open to all mums,dads,carers with babies and tots. Just come along to the Community Hall behind St John's Church.
Every Monday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
3rd Walsall Wood Rainbows
Every Monday - TERM TIME
Every Monday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
3rd Walsall Wood Guides
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Monday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours


Walsall Wood Women's Institute
Walsall Wood's WI meets in St John's Community Hall, behind the church, on 2nd Tuesday of every month. All welcome.
Every second Tuesday at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
Brownies will meet every Tuesday at 6 pm. To find out more, just turn up.
Term time only.
Every Tuesday at 5:45 PM for 1½ hours


Holy Communion
During term time we are normally joined by Yrs 5 and 6 of St John's Primary School
Every Wednesday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Prayers for Healing and Wholeness
We meet to specifically pray for all for whom our prayers have been requested - for all who are sick or suffering in any way.
Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
2nd Walsall Wood Rainbows
Uniformed Group
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Wednesday at 5:15 PM for 1 hour
Children's Choir Practice
Our Children's Choir meets each Wednesday to rehears the songs we will use at our monthly family service. We have some fun and refreshments along the way. Children should be 8 years or older. Enthusiastic children always welcome.
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Our slimming club meets in the Community Hall
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Choir Practice
Our RSCM Choir meets to rehearse for Sunday Services and other events
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours


Coffee Morning
Drop in for tea,coffee and a chat at the Community Hall
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Holy Communion
A quiet service of Holy Communion offering a short time of worship and prayer in the midst of a busy week day. All Welcome.
Every Thursday at 12:30 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
2nd Walsall Wood Guides
Weekly (Term Time)
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM for 1 hour


St John's Baby & Toddler Group
Open to all mums,dads,carers with babies and tots. Just come along to the Community Hall behind St John's Church.
Every Friday at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
The Ark
Our children's group for everyone aged 8 - 12. Come along for great fun and friendship, with lots of lively activities every week. We meet in the Community Hall every Friday during school term time.
Term Time only.
Every Friday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Alpha, Bible Study, Bishops Certificate, Confirmation Preparation (for adults and young people, Start! - all courses run as the need requires
Church Open On request from the parish office - 01543 372284. Visitors are most welcome.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Please contact the Parish Office 01543 372284
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Nigel John CARTER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4584
Diocesan ID: 20/165
Built: 1837
Architect: Andrew Hayward
Style of worship: Broad and inclusive. Everybody welcome.
Our Patron: Rector of Walsall
Archdeaconry: WALSALL (204)
Deanery: WALSALL (20402)
Benefice: Walsall Wood (20/393 F)
Parish Legal Name: St. John Walsall Wood (200165 )
CofE Church Info: (620165 20/165)
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The current editor is: Nigel Carter

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This page was last updated on Sunday 27th November 2016
St John's Church : High Street, Walsall Wood, West Midlands, WS9 9LP


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