Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford--an inclusive worshipping community in urban, diverse Manchester.
On Sundays we worship at 8.30 in the chapel and at 10 in the nave. Join us too for Morning Prayer Mon-Thurs at 9 in the chapel beneath the bell tower.
November marks the beginning of a season of remembering expressed as the Kingdom Season in the church calendar. On Sunday November 5th, honouring All Saints and All Souls (Nov 1st / Nov 2nd), we remember those whose funerals have been held at St John's in the last year and those who have guided our journey here on earth. For all Souls and all Saints @10.
On Sunday 12th @10 we remember those who have died in war and in sharing Christ's call for us to be peacemakers. In remembering, we will keep 2 minutes silence at 11am. Holy Baptism follows at 12 noon.
On Sunday November 19th @ we remember and affirm the importance of community. On St Hilda's Day, we especially give thanks for communities of learning, worship and healing. Anointing for healing ends our service and Holy Baptism for an infant follows at 12 noon.
On Sunday November 26th, on the Feast of Christ the King, we remember our servant King, Jesus Christ, in a service of word and sacrament that marks the end of the KIngdom Season and of the church year. A 'bring and share' lunch in church follows at 12 noon.
The 8 images created by Stanley Chow and curated by James Walmsley will remain in church throughout November. In addition, for Remembrance Sunday (12th November) and Kingdom Season, we have a small exhibition of work in the chancel area. Our artist in the cellar, Stephen Raw, also artist in residence at Manchester Cathedral, is sharing pieces from an exhibition: 'Was it for thsi the clay grew tall?' The exhibition at the Cathedral is in the Regimental Chapel. Both feaure his textual settings of Wilfrid Owen's poetry.