The  Parish  Church  of  St  John  the  Baptist, Coventry

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist


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SERVICES and times that the Church is open for
- Visitors and quiet prayer over the next few days in June :-

 On days when the church is open the Regina Cæli is said at noon.

 LAST SUNDAY: June 25th. 10.00 a.m.  Sung Parish Mass - St. John the Baptist 

The child born to us today is greater than any other prophet: this is he of whom the Saviour said, 

‘Among those born of women there was no man greater than John the Baptist’
 Celebrant and Preacher will be Canon John Randall

 Hymns 554, 513, 622, 368, 401

Open 11.15 - 2pm

Mon 26th. June - Feria - Open 10am - 12noon
Tues 27th. June - Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, 444 - Open 10am - 12noon
Wed 28th. June - Iranaeus, Bishop of Lyons, c 200 - Open 9am - 2pm
Thurs 29th. June - Peter and Paul, Apostles - Open 10am - 12noon
Fri 30th. June - Ember Day- Open 10am - 12noon
12 noon Service of Reflection followed by Jacket Potato Lunch
Sat 1st. July- Henry, John and Henry (the younger) Venn, 1797, 1813 and 1873
9.30am Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament - Open 10am - 12.30pm

 Next SUNDAY: July 2nd. 10.00 a.m.  Sung Parish Mass - Third Sunday after Trinity
Celebrant and Preacher will be Canon David Tilley
Hymns 410, 483, 238, 575, 493

 Open 11.15am - 12.45pm
Mon 3rd. July - Thomas, Apostle - Open 10am - 12noon
Tues 4th. July - Feria - Open ?
Wed 5th. July - Feria - Open ?
Thurs 6th July Thomas More and John Fisher, 1535, Reformation Martyrs - Open ?
Fri 7th. July - Feria - Open ?
Sat 8th. July - Feria - 9.30am Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament - Open 10am - 12.30pm

SUMMER FAYRE . Saturday 8th July. There will be various stalls including jams, cakes, gifts, books, vinyl, greeting cards and artefacts made in Palestine as well as entertainment, photographic and historic exhibitions, tours, children’s way, walks in the grounds and a viewing of the church's Green Man door. Refreshments will be available from 10am until 2pm in the hall. Speak to Mike and Sheila if you can help on the day or if you can provide cake, jam or other items to sell.

 Following SUNDAY: July 9th. 10.00 a.m.  Sung Parish Mass - Forth Sunday after Trinity
Celebrant and Preacher will be Canon John Eardley
Hymns 306, 30, 129, 60, 369


    As one of Coventry’s most historic buildings, St John’s holds a special place in the heart of the city. Situated on the corner of mediaeval Spon Street, the parish stretches to the west of the city centre, covering around 5,100 people including many shops and businesses; from the Lower Precinct and IKEA to family firms in Spon End, along with the Sky Dome and surrounding entertainment area.

Being a city centre church means we have the opportunity to welcome and serve people from across Coventry, as well as visitors from around the UK and the world. However, looking after a Grade I listed 14th century building, serving people as a place of worship, a historic site and a centre for the community presents many challenges. So we are always looking for people who would like to contribute their time, talents or raise funds to help support St John’s.