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All Saints’ Church & St John’s Winterslow
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“The Church is here in Winterslow to be a community of Christian love which seeks to give Glory to God & to cherish the people.”


Winterslow is a large sprawling parish including East, West and Middle Winterslow, Lopcombe Corner and Firsdown. The two latter developments are post-war but the ‘old’ village contains a mixture of old and new properties plus some estates which attract young families. The total population is about 2,500 with most households being owner occupied. Many people ‘commute’ to work; unemployment is low and there is a good age mix. The Central Stores cum Post Office, the surgery and pub are well patronised. There is a small (probably insufficient) amount of group housing for the elderly.


The excellent Primary School is Church of England Aided with strong church links. The Village Hall (technically a church hall) is leased to Village Management. Heavily used by organisations across the range it is the hub of village life. It includes a daily Coffee Shop run by volunteers (ecumenical) which raises c £1,000 p.a. for charities.


All Saints and St. John’s Winterslow

The main church, All Saints has an ancient core, Victorian extensions, and a north porch/toilet added in 2000. The graveyard is in current use; in one corner stands a Mobile Classroom used for children’s work and some meetings.   Two miles away, St John’s Church (1860) is small, but is closer to population centres. Next to it is the Old Schoolroom (1878) now used as the Clarendon Team Office.  


Our mission

“The Church is here in Winterslow to be a community of Christian love which seeks to give glory to God and to cherish the people” (Vision Statement)

The Parish is a lively, thriving, caring, but not complacent, community which tries to live up to its Mission Statement.


Church Services

St Johns     8.00am  Parish Eucharist  on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month                 


All Saints  9.30am each Sunday (except for the 5th Sunday which is a Team Service, venue rotating around the Team):

1st   Sunday   Parish Eucharist

2nd  Sunday   Parish Eucharist (with Junior Church & Creche during term time)

3rd  Sunday   Parish Eucharist (with Healing ministry)

4th  Sunday   All Age Praise Service (non-eucharistic)


Church Life

Several House Groups meet regularly, as does the Mothers’ Union.  There has been a long history of a children’s choir at All Saints on Sunday mornings and occasional adult choirs for specific occasions, both led by the Organist.    


The parish has an army of volunteers and is well served by a team of a dozen Lay Pastoral Assistants who provide invaluable pastoral work. An active Parish Life team organises social events and fund raising activities throughout the year.  The church has an active input into the school. Recent initiatives include a group of people visiting the school under the banner of ‘Open the Book’ bringing bible stories to times of worship. The School, including parents, attends church on one occasion per term and also attend special services such as Harvest.


Information and contacts

The Parish Magazine, run by the church, includes news from many societies including the three local Free Churches.



John Hawkins (Churchwarden)              01980 862458

Steve Langdown  (Children and Youth)    01980 862117