St John the Baptist, on St John’s Road, and St Mary the Virgin, on Worton Road, are family friendly churches seeking to extend true Christian hospitality to people of all ages and backgrounds. God’s amazing welcome to each of us through Jesus forms the basis of who we are and what we do.
Sunday services are 9am at St Mary’s and 10:30am at St John’s. Our music includes both traditional and contemporary songs. We explore the relevance of the Bible’s teaching for today’s world and place a priority on celebrating Holy Communion together. The St John’s service has children’s groups. Every Wednesday we concentrate on prayer. On these occasions both churches are open for anyone to come in, and we also have set times for forms of communal prayer. Throughout the year, we maintain strong links with local schools, shops, pubs, businesses, charities, care homes and other institutions in the area.
St John’s is a fine, traditional building dating back to 1856. St Mary’s is an attractive church built after the second world war. Both church buildings hold important memories for many, be it of baptisms, weddings or funerals.