Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Wroxall
Wroxall is a small village on the southern end of the Isle of Wight. It is about 2.5 miles north of Ventnor. The village includes the historic Appuldurcombe House and Wroxall Donkey Sanctuary. There is also a primary school which, after a recent (November 2013) Ofsted inspection has moved from satisfactory to good with some areas outstanding. The church works closely with the primary school.
Our patron saint is the fourth of the gospel writers. He dwelt particularly on the deeper, spiritual elements in the life and ministry of Christ on earth. We would like you to sense a feeling of God's Spirit in our Church.
The church, which was built in 1876-77 and is now a Grade II listed building, provides an Anglican place of worship for regular Sunday and mid-week Services, together with special seasonal Services (e.g. the village’s Remembrance Day Service) as well as conducting baptisms, weddings, and funerals for the whole village (population 1800). It is a venue for concerts and other community events. It is also used for some children’s and village activities such as Holiday clubs, Jubilee events and other special occasions. Educational visits, throughout the year, are made by the local primary school (120 pupils). It is also used by the St John Ambulance Brigade for their Island-wide award ceremonies.
You will find no ancient architecture, pictures, tombs or monuments of antiquity here. Although the Church, was built to serve the needs of our people in the 19th Century, our concern is that it should still serve the needs of the 21st Century.
We are a small village congregation but welcome all who would like to come to worship with us. There is a real sense of working and worshipping together. The church is open every day for anyone who wishes to visit or to pray.
In addition to our regular Services, we also hold a number of social events and hold an annual Flower Festival in July and a Nativity Crib Festival at Christmas.
There is also a regular coffee morning held every Tuesday in the church hall which is organised jointly by St John's and Wroxall Welfare Group.