St John The Baptist Church Hammerwich

  • St John the Baptist

    St John the Baptist Church Hammerwich worships the Trinity of, God the Creator, our Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

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  • Afternoon Tea Fund Raisers

    These are very successful events which are enjoyed by members of ‘Here and Now’ and their friends.Waitresses are members of the PCC and friends who also provide all the food.

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  • Bishop Clive

    At Lichfield Cathedral with members of the congregation during the recent confirmation of one of our members.

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The Mission Plan

Our church aims to:- Be a worshipping, caring, forward-looking and compassionate church, which seeks to engage with the local community, whilst at the same time showing our fellowship with each other. Be a church firmly based upon Jesus’ mission of love. Be a reflective and tolerant congregation, which is open and friendly, willing to...

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Church Leadership

We have one licensed reader and one member with some training who can lead worship attached to our church, but there are three other licensed readers and an Ordained Local Minister whom we share with the parishes of Gentleshaw and Farewell. At the moment there are no changes planned and we hope that we can continue as...

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The Fellowship

Currently Hammerwich Church has an electoral role of 59 and weekly attendance varies between 30 and 50 people. The bulk of the congregation is aged over 60 and the age profile is rising. The membership has always been in good heart – the members are open and welcoming, and still look forward to a positive future.

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The Church Building

The present church, which is a grade two listed building, was completed around 1873 and the vestry added in 1883. This building was built on the site of a church believed to be of Saxon origin. This was demolished and the present one built during the time when the Reverend Robert Gordon (brother of ‘Gordon of Khartoum’) was the vicar of...

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The Church


  • The Stained Glass Windows
    The picture on the right shows the stained glass window on the south side of the church. There are many other stained glass windows in the church which all add to the beauty of the building.
  • The churchyard
    We memorials dating back to the 18th Century. The older burial grounds are to the south and north of the church with the later section to the south east. The churchyard is maintained by volunteers mainly from the congregation with help from a local contractor. The churchyard is open to the public with a public right of way from Church Lane down to the old Hammerwich railway station, which has sadly been closed for many years.

Your Church Needs You!

"Could you give a little time to help us keep the church clean, and the  churchyard tidy please?

We have working parties on the third saturday of each month, always at 10.00am for app. two hours.

Your help would be much appreciated and rewarded with a feeling of well being, and a nice cup of tea (with biscuits)."

Gallery Pictures Of Our Church

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