Ford: St John Of Jerusalem, HR6 0LE
St John of Jerusalm Church, Ford, is part of the Leominster Team Ministry.
Services and Events for December 2017 to which you would be most welcome.
The parish of Stoke Prior and Ford has two churches, of which St John's, Ford is one. Together with St Luke's, Stoke Prior, we seek to share God's love with our community by belonging to and supporting village organisations as they help and support us. We help to plan and celebrate special occasions such as weddings and baptisms, and help support people through bereavements. We craft services for special events making Harvest and Carol Services and children's worship more community based, so that all feel welcome. Music is important and The Villages Choir enhances our worship.
There are one/two services held at St John's a month. Although the regular congregation is only between 10 and 20 people, the church is well supported by the local villagers at the many functions held to keep the church open and in good order.
Stoke Prior and Ford is a very friendly community and very supportive of one another. There are many social functions held in the parish to raise money for various activities and they are always well attended. The Ford Flower Festival is held in June at St John's, Ford, the Hog Roast in August at St Luke's, Stoke Prior, and the single Harvest Festival for both churches is held in Stoke Prior Village Hall which beings in many people who are not regular communicants and it is great to see them participating in our prayers. The PCC donates 10% of its entire annual income to charities- local, national and world wide.
St John's is a delightful little Grade 2* listed church alongside the Rive Lugg at Ford. It can hold about 40 people and is often the chosen venue for weddings and christenings. It was rebuilt in 1851, probably on ancient foundations as there are historic mentions of a chapel at Ford going back to 1130.