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Junior Church

Junior Church is for 3-12 year olds and meets on Sundays from 10.00 to 11.00 at the Red Lion House Community Centre in Rolleston Road, or in church.

New members are always welcome!  See the Junior Church Page for more information.

Messy Church

Messy Church is an after-school club for all the family. It meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 15.30 to 16.45 in the Red Lion House Community Centre for fun activities with refreshments.

Summer Fun is a whole day of activities held at the end of the Summer holidays.

See the Messy Church Page for more information

Youth Club

The Youth Club It is for any young person aged 11-16.

We meet in the Red Lion House Community Centre, Horninglow Road North (by St John’s Church) from 6.30pm- 8.00pm on the First & Third Thursday of each month (except August).

We invite the young people to come and enjoy a safe environment where they can:

  • chill out with friends
  • play games
  • do craft activities
  • have a chat
  • enjoy refreshments

Subs: 50p per session


Girl guiding

Guides and Brownies meet in the Red Lion House Community Centre on Tuesdays.
If you are interested in joining, or are interested in helping with Brownies or Guides activities, contact Miss R Collier, 07761314181


Bell Ringing

The first set of church bells were of steel. They were cast by Naylor Vickers of Sheffield and selected for
use at St. John’s purely for reasons of economy. Only four were installed in 1866 and a further
two a few years later. In the mid 1990’s the supporting framework for the bells was deemed unsafe which meant that the bells could not be rung. Added to this the steel bells were showing signs of corrosion. A new set of bronze bells from the redundant Holy Trinity Church at Batley Carr in West Yorkshire were obtained and installed on a new frame in 1996.

Practice night is Wednesdays 19.30 to 21.00.  Contact the Tower Captain Helen Coxon 01283 819315 for more information.

The Mother’s Union

The Mothers’ Union meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, except in August, at 14.30 in the Parish Room.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members to any meeting.

Prayers for the Parish

Prayers for the Parish meets in Red Lion House at 7.30pm every other Tuesday. 
Dates for this year are: 21 Mar; 4, 18 Apr; 2, 16, 30 May; 13, 27 Jun; 11, 25 Jul; 8, 22 Aug; 5, 19 Sep; 3, 17, 31 Oct; 14, 28 Nov; 12 Dec.

The Knit & Natter Group

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The Knitting Group meets once a month, on Fridays, in the Red Lion House Community Centre from 10.00 to 12.00

The meeting dates are: 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov, 1 Dec.

We knit and crochet Twiddle Muffs and Lap Blankets, scarves, hats, premature baby hats and octopi.

We’re a friendly relaxed group. There’s always a cup of tea and a biscuit to be had. Come along if you fancy a knit and natter with a charity theme. Bring your needles and hooks and join us for a relaxing and therapeutic end to the week.

The kettle’s always on and a biscuit or two are on offer. New members of all abilities are very welcome.

For more details, contact Mrs A Burrows

Walsingham Pilgrimage

The Anglican Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham is visited most years by members of St. John’s congregation, who stay in pilgrim accommodation for two or three days.

Pilgrimage to Walsingham dates back to the eleventh century. The present Shrine Church was built in 1931 and is now a famous centre of Christian pilgrimage. At the heart of the Shrine is the replica of the Holy House of Nazareth which is home to the image of Our Lady of Walsingham. There are thousands of pilgrims and visitors each year from a variety of traditions and denominations.

The Shrine, which is open to all visitors, is situated in the village of Little Walsingham which lies a few miles from the North Norfolk coast between Wells-next-the-sea and the small market town of Fakenham.