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.



We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Shirley Harrison has been appointed as Priest-in-Charge for the St. John's and St. Luke's Churches. 
For more information on Shirley click here. 

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. 

Starting in January 2017 we will be initiating an Office Hour on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening to book Baptisms and Weddings.  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.  Further information on date and time will be announced shortly.


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.

There will be no Taize Service in December.

Our Thursday Morning Communion on the 1 December will start at 11.00am instead of the usual 10.30am.

On the 10 December our Priest-in-Charge, Rev. Shirley Harrison, will be married at St. John's to Terence Devine.  Further details to follow.

Our Christmas Coffee Morning will be held on Saturday 17 December at 10.30am.

We will be holding our Carol Service with Holy Communion on Sunday 18 December at 11.00am.

Our Crib and Chistingle Service will be held on Christmas Eve at 5.00pm.

Our Midnight Communion will start at 11.45pm on Christmas Eve.

Our Christmas Day Holy Communion Service will be at 11.00am.

Our next walk will be on Thursday 28 December.  Meet on Green Lane at 10.00am, as usual.  We will be having a leisurely stroll round Heaton Park and stopping at the Lakeside Cafe for refreshments.

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 7.30pm.

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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