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At St. John’s we offer ‘eucharistically-centred’ worship within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. We believe that Christian worship is a balance of Word (the Bible and teachings of the Church as a guide for our lives) and Sacrament (the experience of God present in our lives, for instance in the bread and wine). Our services use all the senses as we give thanks to God incarnate (made real) in Jesus Christ in the world.

We are an Inclusive Church committed to actively welcoming and valuing all regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Also, we aim to build up our Christian community within the context of the local community of this part of Nottingham.

Regular Worship

There are regular services every week with others added on special occasions, such as Christmas, Holy Week and Easter (details on the Diary Page). In our services lay people have an active part, as servers, readers, and intercessors. We believe that this presents the whole Body of Christ celebrating together.

Sundays at 10am
This is our main service when we celebrate the Parish Mass which is at the heart of our life together. The service is well ordered, a blend of the traditional and modern, with opportunity for singing, praying, reflecting, listening to God’s Word and partaking of the Sacrament.

After the Mass coffee and tea are served to everyone as we enjoy our fellowship together. On some Sundays in the year we also meet for a parish lunch.

Tuesdays at 12 Noon.

A brief service of Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. This service in the Lady Chapel is provided for those who are unable to attend our regular services and is conducted by Eucharistic Ministers.

Wednesdays at 10am

This weekday Mass in the Lady Chapel is a shorter service and includes a brief homily on the theme of the day. During Lent and Advent this service includes the Stations of the Cross.

As on a Sunday after the Mass coffee and tea are served.

Saturdays at 10am.
A short period of prayer (especially important at this period of Interregnum) lasting no longer than 30 minutes and concluding finishing with coffee.

Children & Young People

We welcome children and young people to all our services. A children’s version of the service is available as an aid to understanding what takes place. There is a space for younger children and their carers to be more relaxed at the back of the church. There are cushions provided along with a selection of toys and books.

Worshipers with mobility needs are most welcome at St John’s. Wheelchair access is via the gate on Mansfield Road from where a level path takes you to the main entrance. Stewards are on duty at all the main services should assistance be required. Toilets for the disabled are provided as well as a lift for access to the first floor. A sound system is used in the main services along with a loop.

Service Information.

Messy Church

A recent inovation here at St. John’s and taking place on a number of dates through the year such as Good Friday (See our diary and notices pages for details). This may not be church as many would recognise but it is church none the less.Messy Church is an attempt to be church for families who might want to meet Jesus, belong to their local church and bring up their children as Christians but can’t cope with traditional Sunday morning church services.

It is an all-age church where everyone is valued equally

– provides an informal environment for all-ages to explore and experience faith and worship through crafts, food and celebration
– describes each and every one of us as no one is perfect and each of us lead messy lives for many reasons
– invites us to come together, making things together, eating together and celebrating God together

Access for Disabled People