Welcome to 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.

 Reverend Kirsty Screeton. Vicar of St. John’s and St. Luke’s

Curate. Rev Kirsten Stott

For baptism, wedding and reading of banns bookings and enquires please come along to our office booking session. 2nd Sunday of each month 12.15 – 12.45pm in the church hall. You are more than welcome to join us for our all age worship before at 11.15am. (For funerals your funeral director will make contact with us).

2024 Lent and Easter Services

Regular Sunday Worship Times:
9.15am St Luke’s Church, Heywood*
11.15am St John’s Church, Hopwood*
(*Note: Joint All Age Service is Sunday 18th February at 10am at St John’s Church)
All are Welcome to join us You can also find more details about both churches on facebook pages and websites online.

Ash Wednesday – 14th February
10am Service of Ashing and Holy Communion at St Margaret’s Church, Hey Lane
7pm Service of Ashing and Holy Communion at St John’s

Lent Study & Compline Times
Lent Study: Tuesday 7.30pm – 9pm at St John’s in the Hall
20th February / 27th February / 5th March / 12th March

Compline: Every Thursday Evening at 8.30pm on Zoom
15th February / 22nd February / 29th February / 7th March / 14th March / 21st March
(Logon details will be shared with those on our weekly mailouts or contact us)

Lent Conversations with Churches Together
Wednesday 28th February – 1.30pm—2.30pm @St John’s Church
Wednesday 13th March – 1.30pm—2.30pm @ Heywood Baptist Church

Palm Sunday – 24th March
Receiving of Palm Cross and Celebration of Holy Communion
9.15am St Luke’s Church & 11.15am St John’s Church

Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week (25th – 27th March)
Compline on Zoom at 8.30pm
(Logon details will be shared with those on our weekly mailouts or contact us)

Maundy Thursday – 28th March
10.30am Holy Communion service at St John’s
7pm Tenebrae Service at St John’s

Good Friday – 29th March
10.30am Reflective Service at St John’s
12.30pm Churches Together Service, outside St Luke’s

Easter Eve 30th March & Easter Day 31st March
Easter Eve Vigil and Fire 6.30pm(sunset) @ St Lukes

Easter Day: Celebration of Holy Communion
9.15am St Luke’s CChurch & 11.15am St John’s Church

Both St. Luke’s and St. John’s PCC have agreed to trial December – April coming together on the 3rd Sunday of each Month for All Age Worship. Details below:-

10am All Age Communion Services
February – St. John’s
March – 9.15am St. Luke’s / 11.15 am St. John’s
April – St. Luke’s

If you want some bereavement support, feel free to contact our lay bereavement minister on Diane Pullan – 07761 864267
For other enquires not answered via our website please either contact us via our ‘Contact Us’ page and your message will be forwarded to the relevant person, or contact our Church Warden, Carol Grime, on 07735796396.

Church Warden: Carol Grime – grimec77@gmail.com / 07735796396.
Deputy Warden – Denise Collinson

Church Calendar – a list of church / hall availability is on the calendar in the hall, however before adding anything, please do just check with Geoff and Joan Varley. This is mainly as they are overseeing funeral bookings so need to know when church is available and not. varwin@hotmail.co.uk

Both St. John’s and St. Luke’s can be found on Facebook or via their websites:
St. John’s Hopwood (stjohnshopwood.org) / St Luke’s Church, Heywood – Home (stlukesheywood.org.uk)

If you wish to discuss any pastoral matter, please contact our Minister Rev Kirsty Screeton via our Contact page.
If we can be of any help during this time of uncertainty please do get in touch.

If you want to contact us, please click here.

Mission 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.

 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.  John chapter 3 verse 16.

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

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