A thriving community

St John’s has a thriving community of ‘Seniors’ who love to share life together.

We want to see the older generations flourish later in life, through experiencing new opportunities, developing close friendships, and providing general and spiritual support. Here at St John’s, we prioritise pastoral visits to ensure that people feel supported through the different seasons of their life. You would be more than welcome to join us on a Sunday or at any of our midweek gatherings.  


 Midweek events


Over 70s drop in

Mondays (during term time) | 10.30 - 12.30 | The Crossway

During term time we run a drop in for anyone over 70. There is tea/coffee cake and a friendly chat on offer with other ‘seniors’ from the local community. As well as company, we would be happy to listen to any problems you are experiencing, and may be able to point you in the direction of appropriate help or perhaps make a phone call on your behalf. Everyone is welcome to come along, just turn up!


Midweek service

Thursday weekly (excluding August) | 10.30 - 11.30 | Quinborne Community Centre, B32 2TW 

Each week we run a quieter service arranged with the needs of older people in mind. The service is under an hour and is suitable for those who may find the longer Sunday gatherings difficult. Midweek service is followed by tea and coffee and homemade cakes. On the third Thursday of each month we also share Holy Communion together. Transport may be able to be arranged by contacting our Pastor for Older People, Catriona Foster.


Small groups

A fantastic way to get stuck into St John’s is to join a small group. This is a place to get to know people better. Check out our small groups page to find out how to join one.



We often journey alongside people who have dementia, giving them and their families support. Our Seniors Pastor, Catriona, regularly goes into a local Residential Home, leading a service for those with dementia.


 Upcoming events


Where is The Crossway?

Our weekly Over 70s Drop In is based at The Crossway, as well as Catriona’s office. See below for a map showing the location of The Crossway. 

The Crossway
77 - 79 Vivian Road
B17 0DT


Find out more

Contact Catriona on for more information or speak to her on 0121 426 0075