St John’s is proud of the links it has with local churches and community groups.
St John’s the Evangelist, Bierley
We work closely with the congregation at St John’s Church and their minister Father Paul Wheelhouse. Fr Paul visits our school every week to lead a pupil prayer group for Key Stage One children and another for Key Stage Two children. Fr Paul is often seen visiting classes around school, lending a hand to many lessons including badminton and computing!
Our Year 4 children lead the Education Sunday service annually at St John's Church along with the choir and year groups visiting other events such as the summer fayre and Christmas carol concerts.
Fr Paul also leads some of our half-termly staff prayers meeting.
St Christopher’s, Holme Wood
We work closely with Canon Gary Hodgson at St Christopher’s Church in Holme Wood. Rev Gary also leads some of our half-termly staff prayers meeting.
Our Year 6 children lead the Harvest Festival service at St Christopher's Church every autumn along with other visits from across the school during the year for a variety of events with the congregation and parents such as the annual Christmas and Easter crafts visits.
The team of the Parish of Tong & Holme Wood are extremely active in the community.
Bethel Community Church
Bethel Community Church’s mission statement is “loving God, loving people… seeing a community transformed one life at a time’. The team at the Bethel Community Church are extremely active in the community.
St John’s Bowling Network
St John’s Bowling Network is a church of about 400 members who, in addition to coming together in various congregations in their church building, also run cell groups that are small communities that get together weekly.
Holme Wood Salvation Army
Holme Wood Salvation Army is a church and community centre based on St Margaret’s Avenue. As well as their weekly Sunday worship, they have a busy community programme which runs throughout the week. Their activities range from toddler groups, to after school clubs, youth clubs, and activities for adults and pensioners. A number of children and families from St John’s school attend their after school clubs and toddler groups.