You are more than welcome at any of our gatherings, do come and say hello, we would love to meet you! We meet together on Sundays at 10.00 & 18.30
A vibrant and lively gathering for all ages. We normally begin with worship as a whole church, before the children and youth (aged 0 - 14) head to their groups. There is a time of teaching followed by a chance to respond to what has been said. On the first Sunday of the month we have an all age gathering called ‘Engage’. Do stick around for a drink after this gathering.
This informal gathering usually includes a time of teaching, and extended worship. Join us for a tea or coffee before the gathering starts and enjoy a catch up with friends. On the first Sunday of the month we have an ‘Open’ gathering, where our agenda for the evening is kept casual. We want to make sure there is space for people to share their stories as we encourage each other in faith. Our students and young adults usually head to a local bar after the 18.30 gathering, everyone is welcome!
Engage is our all age gathering. It happens every first Sunday in the month at 10.00 allowing us space to worship together as whole church, as we seek to explore together and engage with God. This gathering is creative and dynamic, there might be mess, but it’s always great fun!
Open happens every first Sunday at 18.30. This gathering doesn’t have a set agenda, instead providing an open space for people to share and an open space for God to show us how to use our time.
Communion takes place every week at one of our Sunday gatherings.
Our usual pattern is:
10.00: 2nd & 4th Sunday
18.30: 3rd Sunday
Children & Youth
We run seven groups on Sunday morning at 10.00. These are a perfect place for kids & youth to make friends, have fun, grow in faith, and learn that they are loved by God.
Our Sunday Groups:
Movers & Shakers - Age 0 - 2.5
Strong Towers - Age 2.5 - 4
Might Warriors - Reception & Year 1
Miracle Makers (Blue) - Year 2 & 3
Miracle Makers (Red) - Year 4
Ignite - Year 5 & 6
Pathfinders (Youth) - Year 7 - 9
On Sunday afternoon our older youth (Years 10 - 13) meet for their group called Authentic from 17.15. The youth (Years 7-13) also meet for Hub on the first Sunday of the month at 17.15.
When you arrive at church, children are checked in by our Child Check-In Team (open from 09.40 - 10.00). If it’s your first time we will just need a few details from you about your child so that we can register them for their group.
St John's is located at the end of Harborne High Street (B17 9PT), just down the road from Waitrose supermarket and opposite the BP Garage. Harborne is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is a regular bus service which runs every day and has several stops within a two-minute walk from St John’s.
We do have onsite parking, however this is restricted for use by those who have limited mobility. Free street parking is available on Harborne High Street, Vivian Road as well as nearby residential roads.
St John's is accessible from two entrances; off the High Street and Vivian Road, both have wheelchair accessibility.
First Time Visitor
If it’s your first Sunday with us do please say hello to our welcome team. They would love to chat to you and get to know you better. We have a ‘hello’ card that you can fill in if you want to get to know more about St John’s.