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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 three 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. On the first Sunday of the month there is an emphasis on teaching.

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 if provided for those are unable to attend our regular services and is conducted by Licensed 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.

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

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 f the church. On some Sundays children are invited if they wish to leave the main worship space and join in with junior church activities in one of the community rooms. Children are always welcome to stay if they wish, and some find the colour and action of our services very engaging.

Access for Disabled People

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.