Church Services at St John's



Baptism (or Christenings) are all about celebrating and embracing new life either for you or your child!  For a child it is about welcoming a new life into your family and the world and promising to give that child the best start possible. This means that you’re prepared to acknowledge that God really loves you and you want to follow the teachings of Jesus to learn more about this ‘love’ and how it can be shared with our neighbours.

Anyone can be baptised – but just note that Godparents will need to have been baptised before. The usual requirement is to have a minimum of 3 Godparents.

Baptisms normally happen on the third Sunday of the month at 12.30pm and we have enquiry evenings where you can find out a bit more about baptisms and book a date for a baptism.

Baptism Enquiry Evenings are held in the Church Hall, 14 Kidderminster Rd B61 7JW and start at 7.30pm.

Dates for future Baptism Enquiry Evenings are

July 10th

September 11th

November 13th

Call or email now and find out more on 01527 878801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Baptism in the Church of England

Adult Baptism (14+)

Getting baptised as an adult is the start of a new journey and we would like to give you the best start to that new journey with God. As an adult you will make choices to follow the way of life with Jesus and be part of his new community, the church.  To help with that start we would encourage you attend church regularly for at least 6 months, participate in a course that looks at the Christian Life and take part in at least one of the many activities of the church. Our hope is that this will help you to ask questions, find answers and experience and understand more of the love that God has for you.

If you are interested in finding out more the contact the vicar

A Note about Baptisms and St. John's School

The Admission policy at St. John's school does not require your child to be baptised, The faith criteria requires a family to be regular attenders (a minimum of once a month) at a church or other place of worship for at least 1 year before applying to the school. You do not have to use the faith criteria to apply to the school. St. John's School is for all members of the local community.





Getting Married


Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. Whether you're just dreaming of a church wedding, or well into the planning already, here at St John’s we want to help and support you.

We want to make your wedding personal and memorable for you. St John’s is a special place and there are some things about a wedding at this wonderful church that you just can’t get anywhere

St John’s offers outstanding beauty. This beautiful ancient building is one of the most stunning wedding venues around, being a Grade 1 listed building, with grounds to match. Imagine all the couples who have been married in this church, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.

Couples are pleasantly surprised at just how relaxed and joyful a wedding can be at St. John’s. 

Read more: Getting Married


For hundreds of years people have come to St. John's to say farewell to their loved ones and to seek comfort and strength for the future.

Funerals have become a service of celebration and thanksgiving as well as time when we say farewell to those we have loved. These services are led with dignity and sensitivity, aided by favourite music and hymns, with beautiful readings and a rich life-story to tell, the pain of letting go of a loved-one is made so much easier. This significant service embraces not only all the rich tapestry of goodness in a person’s life – but unfolds the invitation for us all to a perfect life beyond.

 Do talk to your local Funeral Directors, or contact the Parish Office on 01527 878801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

As part of the support we offer we will arrange to come to see you and your relatives to discuss and  plan your service and to listen.

We also hold a number of memorial services during the year, and we will send you a personal invitation. 










This Weeks Services

Wedding | Tilt/ Franks
Sat Aug 17 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
baptisms x2 JH
Sun Aug 18 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Holy Communion
Wed Aug 21 @11:00AM - 12:30PM

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