What’s On


A one hour prayer meeting is held in the church every month. Click here for the calendar of dates and details.


For a complete listing of the Service Rota click on the link below.

The rota includes all detail of each individual service including the type of service; preacher, the leader and also details of the readings together with the names of those designated to read, plus sidespeople and welcomers.

Please click here.

Notes have also been drawn up by the Revd Liz Chamberlain, which give some helpful hints and tips click here. Of these hints and tips particular attention is drawn to the following:

The Microphone – please do make sure you move it to be in front of your mouth. This is particularly important is you follow someone who might be significantly taller (or shorter) than you. As the notes say you can’t damage the microphone – unless you take a sledgehammer to it!

Readers and Pray-ers

• Readings are normally taken from the Good News Bible.
If you decide to use a different version, please let Mary Wilson know which version you have chosen as she needs to prepare the screen script on the preceding Wednesday morning and possibly add the text to the Newsletter.
• Find your Reading in the lectern Bible before the service; mark it with one of the bookmarks.
• There is often a hymn immediately before a Reading or the Prayers. Move to the lectern during the last verse of the hymn so that you are in place to begin the reading soon after the hymn finishes. It will also give you time to ….
• Move the microphone to the correct angle before you begin to read so that you are speaking directly into it – but not too close. (You can’t break it … and it won’t bite!)
• Even using the microphone you will need to speak up. Don’t drop the level of your voice, particularly at the end of a sentence.
• If you are a Reader, please remember to prepare a short introduction to your reading; two or three sentences are sufficient.
• Take your time as you read. Even though people in the congregation will probably be following the reading on screen you need to give them time to absorb what you are reading.
• If you are reading the Gospel (the 2nd. Reading in the 10.45am Holy Communion Service) –
a suggested opening pattern might be: –
You say: ‘The Gospel reading comes from St. _____’s Gospel, Chapter ______,
verses ________________.
Your introductory sentence/s.
Then –
You say: ‘Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. __________’
The congregation responds: ‘Glory to you, O Lord’
Then at the end of the Gospel reading: –
You say: ‘This is the Gospel of the Lord’
The congregation responds: ‘Praise to you, O Christ’Announcing the Gospel

… and a note from Liz:-
To those reading scripture in services.
As you know we present the bible readings on the screen for people to follow. The default translation is The Good News version. If you intend to read from a different translation could you let Mary know and she will ensure that the translation being used is shown. More importantly though, please could you check with the preacher that the translation you intend to use is compatible with their sermon/talk. There are some significant differences between translations and it might water down a sermon if the translation read out doesn’t contain the same phrases as the one used to prepare the talk.




Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) 8:00 am
Holy Communion (BCP) @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
This  service will be led by the Revd Liz Chamberlain who is also preaching.
Early Birds – All Age 9:30 am
Early Birds – All Age @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
‘Early Birds’ will this week include All Age Communion with the Carol Law leading and Revd Liz Chamberlain preaching.
Morning Worship 10:45 am
Morning Worship @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 3 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Carol Law leads this service with the Revd Liz Chamberlain preaching.
Prayer Hour 7:30 pm
Prayer Hour @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
An opportunity to pray for our church, our community and the world and listen to what God might be saying to us. This evening’s prayer hour is led by Alan Bateman.
Ash Wednesday 7:30 pm
Ash Wednesday @ St Peter's Church Stonnall
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This Ash Wednesday service signifies the start of Lent and is being held at St Peter’s, Stonnall.
More Tea Vicar 11:00 am
More Tea Vicar @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A drop-in open hour with vicar Revd Liz Chamberlain for those wanting to discuss weddings, baptisms or just have a chat. No appointment necessary.
Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Once again Early Birds will be brimming with all the usual ingredients of songs, craft and Bible stories.
Morning Worship 10:45 am
Morning Worship @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 10 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Worship is led by Alan Bateman who is also preaching.
Lent Course 7:30 pm
Lent Course @ St John's Church Hall, Shenstone
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The first in a series of five weekly sessions for Lent. ‘Daring to See God Now’ is a York Course consisting of listening to a conversation type lecture, followed by discussion. A study book accoommpanies[...]
Messy Church and Movie Night 4:00 pm
Messy Church and Movie Night @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Messy Church and Movie Night @ St John's Church, Shenstone | Shenstone | United Kingdom
Messy Church has all the usual fun with food and will be followed by Movie Night at 5.45pm which is for schopol years 4,5,6 & 7.  
Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds starts the day with all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories.
Holy Communion 10:45 am
Holy Communion @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Mar 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
David Roper leads this service and Revd John Aston will be preaching.
Ce;ltic Worship 6:30 pm
Ce;ltic Worship @ 80 Richard Cooper Road
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Ce;ltic Worship @ 80 Richard Cooper Road
Alan Bateman leads this evening service in the round with readings, meditation and Celtic songs.
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