St. John the Baptist

St John the Baptist‘s Church is a joyful and welcoming Christian community at the heart of our beautiful village. We aim to share the love of God with everyone.

We strive to help people of all ages worship with us: families enjoy our Praise and Play and monthly Messy Church and we are developing church for teenagers through the Oswestry Rural Youth Church Project.

People of all ages find a warm welcome at our 11.00am Holy Communion service each Sunday, as we gather for worship that is joyful and prayerful, with life related teaching about our shared Christian faith. We are privileged to host the Whittington International Music Festival in May each year.

We are proud of our links with the Church of England School in the village and support it in every way we can as it delivers quality education to children ages 4 to 11 within a caring Christian environment underpinned by its core values of love, honesty, courage, quality and community.

St. John the Baptist

Messy Church
Come along and help us explore what it means to belong 4pm each second Sunday of each month. There will be crafts, songs food & more!

Praise and Play
Praise and Play is a special short worship service for pre-school children of all ages with their parents or carers. It takes place at 2pm every Tuesday in school term time. There is a special short worship service, with songs, stories and prayers, followed by play and refreshments. We finish in time for parents to leave to collect older children from school.

Prayer and Study
There are two home groups meeting on a Wednesday afternoon at 3.00 pm (Contact Lynn and John Carroll, 01691 659385, or a Thursday evening at 7.30 pm. (Contact Margery Mellor, 01691 681036). New members welcome.

Friendship and Support
Coffee & Company is a monthly coffee morning in church, offering refreshments and an opportunity to chat and make new friends.

We also have a number of fundraising events each year, including concerts, Lent lunches and a summer barbecue. These are a good opportunity to meet new people and we are always grateful for offers of help.

Please check the parish magazine, the "Ripple" for more detailed information on all of these activities.

Reverend Suzan Williams

Suzan served her curacy in Church Stretton before being appointed appointed Rector of St John the Baptist‘s Church Whittington in February 2020.

She is passionate about outreach to families and the wider community as well as making church more accessible to those new to, or continuing to explore faith.

Suzan is married with 4 children and has quickly become the heart and soul of our Church Community. She would be delighted to hear from you for any of your pastoral needs, prayer requests or to make booking for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.

Telephone: 01691 238658

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