Grove Parish Church – you’re always welcome\n\nCome along to St John’s on any Sunday and join us as we worship God; we’d love to meet you.\n\nPlease see our website for service details.
No public services as such, but visitors to the convent are always welcome.\n\nRetreat facilities are available.\n\nThe Community of St Mary the Virgin was founded in 1848 by William John Butler, then Vicar of Wantage. As Sisters, we are called to respond to our vocation in the spirit of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be to me according to your word.”\n\nOur common life is centred in the worship of God through the Eucharist, the daily Office and in personal prayer. From this all else flows. For some it will be expressed in outgoing ministry in neighbourhood and parish, or in living alongside those in inner city areas. For others, it will be expressed in spiritual direction, preaching and retreat giving, in creative work in studio and press, or in other forms of ministry.
We are an independent evangelical church, and meet twice on Sunday when we worship God, learn what He says in the Bible, and catch up with one another. The Christian life is not just for Sunday though, and we have many activities throughout the week. Why not come along to one of our meetings and find out more about Jesus Christ and the difference He is still making to people’s lives today?\n\nWe are members of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Jesus went out of his way to be for everybody. He was accused by the religious leaders of the time of spending his time with those who were lost morally, financially or spiritually. His response was that the sick needed doctors! He also spent time with the religious and the wise. As a church, our vision is to be like Jesus: to be for all.\n\nWe meet at 10:30am on Sundays at Stockham Park school.