Shenstone St John's , Shenstone

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You'll find a warm welcome at St John's Shenstone. We are a friendly church at the heart of the community that caters for people of all ages. We enjoy strong partnerships with many village organisations including Greysbrooke Primary School.

Our regular worship includes the best of the old and the best of the new, with musical input from both an organ and a music group. Sunday services normally follow a monthly pattern, providing a range of styles of worship, with our main service at 10h45. We cater for families with young children through special services, our 'Early Birds' on Sundays, a midweek Rainbow Guides group and our 'Open the Book' Assembly Team.

We run occasional groups for those wanting to find out more about the Christian faith, and also to help people deepen their understanding and experience of God. Many of our members also belong to small groups meeting regularly in homes.

For weddings, wedding blessings, renewal of marriage vows, baptisms and thanksgiving enquiries, please contact the vicar. Our one day wedding preparation course is extremely popular with couples.

We conduct funerals either in St Johns church or at the crematorium; for these, the approach to us is normally made through your funeral director.

St Johns has a fine peal of bells in its tall belltower, which is on a hill top and visble for miles around. The bellringers practise on Thursday evenings. The historic ruins of the tower of the earlier (Norman) church can also be seen in our lovely, wooded churchyard.
St Johns Shenstone enjoys close links with St Peter's Stonnall, with whom we share our vicar, and also with Trnity Methodist Church.

St Johns church also owns St Johns Hall, on the same site as the church, in a quiet, wooded setting. It is mainly used by community groups. St Johns Hall is available for hire at modest rates, for children's parties, one-off events or new regular activities. For details please contact R Lawrence on (01543) 483437.

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Rev Fred Olney
The Vicarage
St John's Hill
WS14 0JB
Tel: (01543) 480286
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BCP Holy Communion
Traditional Book of Common Prayer service, usually with 3 hymns & piano
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Family Worship
Worship led in a more informal style and with mainly modern music led by our music group. Sometimes includes a baptism.
Every first Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Holy Communion
Our main Holy Communion service (using 'Common Worship' liturgy), with a mixture of hymns and songs (mainly organ accompaniment). A small group of singers often contributes an item for this service. This Communion service is also used on special occasions, including Maundy Thursday. (A BCP Communion is normally held at 9am on 1st Sundays)
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Coffee Common Worship
Morning Worship
A mix of traditional hymns (led by organ) and modern songs (led by music group) with Bible readings, prayers and a sermon
Every third Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Shop Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

Church Hall Bookings Secretary, Mrs R. Lawrence Tel (01543) 483437

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Open before and after services and can also be opened for vistors at other times by appointment

Nurture Courses

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The Revd Dorian {Frederick} OLNEY
The Vicarage, St John's Hill
(01543) 480286
A Church Near You ID: 4484
Diocesan ID: 20/40
Built: 1852
Style of worship: Open Evangelical
Our Patron: Martyrs Memorial and Church of England Trust
Archdeaconry: LICHFIELD (201)
Deanery: LICHFIELD (20102)
Benefice: Shenstone and Stonnall (20/316BR)
Parish Legal Name: Shenstone (200040 20/40)
CofE Church Info: (620040 20/40)
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