St. John's Hopwood

On behalf of the church community at St John's we would like to welcome you to our website. St John's is a friendly Christian community that seeks to enable people of all ages to meet with God through the local church.


Our Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Shirley Devine

If you want to contact us, please click here.

For a link to a location map, please click here - the church is on the junction of Manchester Road and Middleton Road.

Our Purpose Statement:

 We are called by God to know Jesus through worship and discipleship.                                                          We seek to share the love of Jesus in our local community through welcome and outreach. 

11.00am Holy Communion
Monday 10 April 10.30am - Chrism Mass at Manchester Cathedral
Wednesday 12 April 7.00pm - Holy Communion
Thursday 13 April -  MAUNDY THURSDAY
10.30am Holy Communion
6.00pm Passover Meal, Holy Communion, Vigil.
Friday 14 April -  GOOD FRIDAY
10.30am Holy Communion
12.30pm Ecunemical Service outside St. Luke's.
Saturday 10.00am 15 April Quiet Morning at St. Luke's (drop in and pray any time until 1.00pm)
Sunday 16 April - EASTER SUNDAY
5.30am Holy Communion in St. John's Gardens,
followed by breakfast and Prosecco
8.30am BCP Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion with Baptism (Daniel)

From February 2017 our Office Hour for booking or discussing Baptisms and Weddings with Rev. Shirley Devine will alternate between St. Luke's and St. John's on Wednesday Evenings starting from 6.00pm. The first and third Wenesdays of each month will be at St. Luke's, with the second and fourth Wednesdays being at St. John's.  It doesn't matter where the Baptism or Wedding is to take place. No appointment is necessary.  Just turn up.  Only one person need attend, but both partners can come come and bring children if that is easier. 


You can support us through Easyfundraising.

Holy Communion is held in Church every Thursday at 10.30am.  The service is followed with refreshments and conversation. 

Silent Prayer at St. John's in the Parish Room on Mondays at 7.30pm to 8.00pm apart from Bank Holidays.  Half an hour of quiet reflection away from the noisy world. 

Choir Practice is held in Church on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm.

Tiddlywinks meet weekly in the Parish Room during Term Time on Fridays at 9.15am.

Lent Lunch at St. Joseph's on Wednesday 15 March at 12.30pm.

Confirmation Class (1) for chidren start on Saturday 18 March at 9.30am. Please contact Rev. Shirley Devine for further information.

Hopwood Community Club meet in the Parish Room on Tuesday 21 March at 1.00pm.

Joint PPC Meeting at St. John's on Tuesday 21 March at 7.00pm.

Walking Group meet on Green Lane on 22 March at 10.00am.

Lent Lunch at Heywood Baptist Church on Wednesday 22 March at 12.30pm.

Confirmation Class (2) for children - venue to be confirmed.

Coffee Morning at St. John's on Saturday 25 March at 10.30am.

Baptism of Wilfred on Sunday 26 March at 11.00am service and Cora at 1.00pm.

Churches Together in Heywood meet at St. Joseph's on Wednesday 28 at 7.30pm.

Lent Lunch at St. Luke's on Wednesday 29 at 12.30pm.

NO OFFICE HOUR on Wednesday 29 March.

Hopwood Community Group meet in the Parish Room on Tuesday 4 April at 1.00pm.

Lent Lunch at St. John's on Wednesday 5 April at 12.30pm.

Office Hour at St. Luke's on Wednesday 5 April at 6.00pm.

Taize Service in the Parish Room on Wednesday 5 April at 7.00pm.

Annual Parochial Chuch Meeting in the Parish Room on Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm.

Hopwood CP School Easter Service at St. John's on Friday 7 April at 9.00am.

Coffee Morning and Craft Fayre at St. Luke's on Saturday 8 April at 10.00am.

Manchester Passion on Saturday 8 April from 12noon to 2.00pm.

Food Bank.  We are collecting non-perishable foods like tins, packets and jars for the food bank in Heywood, which is helping struggling families.  You are welcome to drop food off at Church when it is open.

For the dates and information on the Uniformed Services (scouts, cubs, beavers, and rainbows) refer to Groups on the Home Page.

Community Groups in the Parish Room.

Tiddlywinks meet in the Parish Room on Fridays at 9.15am during term time.

Art Group on Monday Afternoons at 1.00pm.

Hopwood Community Group every alternate Tuesday at 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Pilates Session on Tuesday evenings at  6.00pm.

Easyfundraising Website: If you wish to support us with your online shopping, you can now do so via our new Easyfundraising website.  St. Johns then receives a donation on your behalf from any of the 2000 retailers you may visit & shop on line.  Just follow the link on the Homepage to sign up as a Supporter.  It takes two minutes and can make a big difference through very little effort, especially if you also agree to Gift Aid your donations


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