St John’s Knights Meadow is a church of people whose lives have been changed by the good news of Jesus Christ. We meet together at 10am on Sundays to worship God together, hear preaching from the bible and pray together. We want to be a genuine community and love having new people come along. It’s great to be able to share our faith in Jesus and to learn and encourage one another. We want people to know who Jesus is and what he has done. We are a church of people who want to worship and serve God in the place where we are, in our lives and with our families, neighbours, friends and colleagues.
Time and Place – when and where to find us on Sundays.
This church meets on Sundays in Kenilworth School, in the Lower School Hall for services which start at 10am. We may be a little hard to find – the entrance is a little hidden by the admin / library building – but we’re worth finding! We try hard to help visitors with lots of signs and the smell of coffee – which brews from 9.30am.
Sunday Mornings – what you can expect
Services are biblically based, quite informal and very welcoming. Over the years we have tried different styles of worship and our members come from many denominations. We always want to engage with what God has in store for us. There are activities or groups for children during the services. We hope that you can be sure of a warm welcome, some inspiring and challenging preaching from the bible, people to pray with if you wish, and opportunities to develop friendships and grow in faith. We’d love you to join us.
In 2017 we began something different which we are enjoying and welcome others to come and enjoy too: Second Sunday. We have a time of Prayer and Praise from 10am and social activities – craft, puzzles, games, sport, prayer activities – to enjoy from 11am. We have a hot lunch, cooked by some in the church, from 12 noon. As the name says, these happen on the second Sunday of each month.
For Christians looking for a Church – how I can get involved?
This is a church where you can choose to become involved. There is plenty happening and you are welcome to join in as much as you wish. Some people help with practical ‘hands on’ tasks such as setting out chairs, making drinks; others will lead the service, speak or play instruments. There are lots of ways and lots of opportunities to be involved. Alternatively, if you’d just like to come, that’s fine too.
What else we do - activities happening at other times
In addition to Sundays, the church is active.
There have been regular Alpha courses over the years, where there are lots of opportunities to ask questions about the Christian faith and a number in our church have become Christians partly through these.
There are a number of home groups which meet during the week to support each other, to learn more about the bible and to pray together.
Others meet to pray for the church and people.
Some people lead Open The Book – sharing the bible in assemblies in a local primary school.
Some support Warwick District Foodbank in Kenilworth.
Some people run a Fun and Food Club for families during the school summer holidays as part of MakeLunch.
People lead an Omega Course to talk about dying and death.
Someone leads exciting, very popular walks.
We all enjoy sharing meals together.
We have people who work abroad, some specifically as missionaries.
As part of St John’s Parish, we are often involved in supporting or leading activities, events and initiatives in the St John’s area of Kenilworth.
Friendship and Community – who we are
Most people who are part of the church have moved into Kenilworth at some point in their adult life. We know how important it is to make new friends and to feel welcome. We hope that you will experience some of this friendship and welcome if you come on a Sunday morning. Usually there are around fifty people who meet on Sundays, ranging in age from eighteen months to those in their eighties. We’ve been meeting together weekly as a church for 25 years now. We’re very grateful to God who has brought us this far and excited to discover what is in store for us.
If there are things that we are involved with that you would like more information about, or would like to be involved in, please get in touch.
People’s comments - what other people say about us
Visitor's comment‘I had a good time with you all; it is such a warm fellowship.’
The leadership Team of St John’s Church, Knights Meadow is responsible to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) for maintaining a healthy church.
Susan Pollard is a leader at Knights Meadow Church together with Andrew Attwood (Vicar).
For details of services and events, please see the parish monthly newsletter.