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    Map of AreaHorninglow is a large suburb to the North of the Town centre of Burton on Trent. The position of Horninglow in relation to the towns in the area can be seen on the map on the right. If you would like to see a large scale map of the Horninglow area (1:25,000) in a separate window, then please click here.

    The Parish is served by an attractive Victorian Gothic Church, and has an active ministry to people of all ages. The Church and parish are served by a Parish Priest, a Curate and an Honorary Curate.

    Mission Statement

    God is calling us to be his active and visible presence, serving him and our neighbour, and spreading his word wherever we are.

    Growing together in Christ through prayer and common worship, in awareness of an ever-changing society, we are called to commit our time and talents to expand his kingdom and share his love by reaching out actively to our community.

    Prayer of the Month

      Father of all, we give you thanks and praise,
      that when we were still far off you met us in your son and brought us home.  

      From a prayer after communion      

    Pictures of St. John the Divine Church

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      Below are two views of our church
    • View of the outside of the Church - Large view (21kb)
    • View down the Nave towards the Altar - Large view (33kb)
    Exterior picture of ChurchPicture down the Nave


    More views of our church - click on title to see large picture (27kb-120kb)

    East Window
    View of East Window
    Lady Chapel
    View of Lady Chapel
    Statue of Our Lady
    Statue of Our Lady
    Rood Screen
    View of Rood Screen
    West Door
    Path to West Door
    View from West
    View from the West
    Prayer Stool & Crucifix
    Prayer Stool & Crucifix
    View down Nave

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      Parish Priest and Rural Dean
      The Rev Michael Freeman
      Horninglow Vicarage, Rolleston Road
      Burton-on-Trent DE13 0JZ
      Tel: 01283 568613

      Licensed Reader
      Mrs J. Towler
      Tel: 07713 175637

      Church Wardens
      Charles Dean - Tel: (01283) 561066
      Neville Fowler - Tel: (01283) 567803

      Parish Administrator
      Sue Oakes - Tel: (01283) 512539

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    The Mass is celebrated most weekdays and three times on a Sunday, all are warmly welcome to the services:

      Week Day Services
      • Monday 6.30 pm
      • Wednesday 9.30 am
      • Thursday 6.30 pm
      • Friday 9.30 am


      • 10.30 am - Mass (Except when monthly Folk Mass)
      • 6.00 pm - Folk Mass (Last Saturday of Month)

      Sunday Services

      • 8.00 am
      • 10.00 am Parish Mass (Sung)
      • 12.00 pm Mass
      • 6.30 pm Night Prayer

      In addition, the sacrament of penance is available by arrangement with the Clergy.

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    • Guild of S.Raphael Last Tuesday of each month - 6.30 pm
    • Guild of the Servers of the Sanctuary - see programme for times of meetings
    • Tuesday - Bell Ringing Practice 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
    • Sunday - Junior Church 10.00 am - 11.30 am
    • Mothers' Union 1st Wed. of month - 2.30 pm
    • Church Linked Youth Club Alternate Wednesdays in the parish room for 11- 16 year olds who have a link with the church - 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
    • Wives Fellowship 2nd Wed. of month - 8.00 pm
    • Rainbows, Brownies, Guides Tuesday evenings in Parish Room
    • Beavers, Cubs, Scouts Tuesday evenings in Church Hall
    • An active Tower Tuesday 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm - New Members Welcome

    Forthcoming Events

    • Wednesday 1st May
      Mass followed by a coffee morning in the Parish Room in aid of Educating Others our nominated charity for May and June. Tickets priced £1.00. - 9.30 am
      Mothers' Union tea at Marsh Farm
      CLYC meets in the Parish Room -7.00 pm

    • Friday 3rd May
      Choir Practice - 7.00 pm

    • Saturday 4th May
      Mass followed by breakfast in the Parish Room - 10.30 am

    • Monday 6th May
      Mass - 9.30 am

    • Tuesday 7th May
      Anglican/Methodist Working Party meets at the Manse - 2.30 pm

    • Wednesday 8th May
      Wives‘ Fellowship Group visit to Sudbury Hall for an afternoon tour followed by a cream tea. Please note: Own transport to be used. - 2.30 pm

    • Thursday 9th May - Ascension Day
      Mass - 9.30 am
      Sung Mass. We welcome the congregations of S. Paul‘s, S. Modwen‘s and St. Aidan‘s Churches. - 7.30 pm

    • Saturday 11th May
      Mass followed by breakfast in the Parish Room - 10.30 am

    • Sunday 12th May - Christian Aid Week Begins
      Fair Trade Stall in the Parish Room after the 10.00 Mass,
      Evening Prayer with Benediction - 6.30 pm

    • Monday 13th May
      PCC meeting in the Parish Room - 7.30 pm

    • Tuesday 14th May
      Libby Leech, Diocesan Adviser for Schools‘ Outreach — is leading a course ”Connecting with schools• in the Parish Room - 7.30 pm
      Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary, Mass at S. Stephens Church, Woodville. - 7.30 pm

    • Wednesday 15th May
      Mothers' Union and Wives' Fellowship Group Corporate Communion followed by coffee in the Parish Room. (Enid and Chris on coffee duty) - 9.30 am
      CLYC fundraiser in the Parish Room. 'Pudding and Quiz Evening' in aie of the Red Lion Development. Everyone welcome - 7.00 pm

    • Thursday 16th May
      A talk by David Yates "My travels in China" in the Parish Room in aid of Educating Others our nominated charity for May and June. There will also be an Exhibition of Art by Luo Siwei who has just graduated in Architecture from Nanjing University. Tickets priced £2.50. - 7.30 pm

    • Friday 17th May
      Messy Church - St John's Family Fun in the Parish Room - 3.30 pm
      Choir Practice - 7.00 pm

    • Saturday 18th May
      Mass followed by breakfast in the Parish Room - 10.30 am

    • Sunday 19st May - Pentecost
      Confirmation Service with Bishop Geoff of Stafford.   Refreshments in the Parish Room after this service - 10.00 am
      Please note: There will be no 12.00 service

    • Monday 20nd May
      Men's Group depart the Parish Room for S. Mary's Church, Cromford - 6.30 pm
      Stewardship Committee meeting in the Parish Room. - 7.30 pm

    • Tuesday 21st May
      Libby Leech, Diocesan Adviser for Schools‘ Outreach — is leading a course ”Connecting with schools• in the Parish Room - 7.30 pm

    • Wednesday 22nd May
      Communion to the housebound after the 9.30 am Mass

    • Thursday 23rd May
      Horninglow History Hunters meet in the Parish Room -7.30 pm

    • Saturday 25th May
      Folk Mass - 6.00 pm

    • Monday 27th May
      Mass - 9.30 am

    • Tuesday 28th May
      Standing Committee meeting in the vicarage. - 9.30 am
      Guild of S. Raphael meets in Church - 6.30 pm
      Libby Leech, Diocesan Adviser for Schools‘ Outreach — is leading a course ”Connecting with schools• in the Parish Room - 7.30 pm

    • Thursday 30th May - Corpus Christi
      Said Mass - 9.30 am
      Sung Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.  We welcome the congregations of S. Paul‘s, S. Modwen's and St. Aidan's Churches.  Wine and cheese in the vicarage after the service. - 7.30 pm

    • Friday 31st May
      'Raising the Roof' Concert with Tutbury Band.  Ticket are priced at £6.00, concessions £5.00, with free admission for children under ten years. Proceeds for the Church Fabric Fund. - 7.30 pm 

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      Graveyard Database

      Since the foundation of St. John the Divine in 1866, burials have been carried out in our extensive chuchyard until very recently. A new survey of the graveyard has been carried out and is now available on-line as a database for those people who wish to trace their family roots.

      Parish Records

      Historic records of St John the Divine, Horninglow have been deposited at Staffordshire Record Office, where they are available for consultation by the public. These consist of the parish registers of baptisms 1920-1968, and burials 1978-2000.

      A catalogue of these records is available in "Gateway to the Past" - the online catalogue of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service. The Archive Service's website provides further information on planning a visit to the office to consult records, should you wish to do so.

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