About Claines

Here for everyone

Welcome to the Parish Church of St John Baptist, Claines, Worcester.

Claines is a semi-rural parish, north of the City of Worcester, in England. It is home to around 5000 people and is an ancient parish, with a church that has served its people for over 1000 years.

The Church sits at the centre of the parish, with the very well-known and popular “Mug House” public house in the church grounds. Both enjoy an excellent relationship with each other!

A few hundred yards away is Claines Church of England Primary School, closely linked with the Church since it was established in 1841.

Claines has much historical appeal but continues to be a thriving community, as well as a beautiful oasis, a conservation area and a place of spiritual appeal.

Claines is a beautiful Medieval Church

Our church

Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Father… God is love, caring for creation and for every human being as God’s beloved child.

Son… God is as he has revealed himself to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.

…and Holy Spirit… God is alive, loving and active today, inspiring faith, justice and truth, sustaining the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the church and bearing his spiritual fruit in the world – changed lives and a transformed society.

Our Vicar

Reverend Jo Musson is Vicar of both  St John Baptist, Claines and Saint George’s Church, Worcester.

Jo was ordained in 2009, serving her Curacy in Redditch. Prior to ordination Jo was Bishop’s Adviser for Children’s Ministry in Birmingham Diocese.

She has three daughters, three granddaughters, and two grandsons and is married to Adrian.

Reverend Jo Musson
Vicar of St John Baptist, Claines Worcester.
The Vicarage
Claines Lane, Claines, Worcester, WR3 7RN
Tel: 01905 780200

Get in touch

The Parish Church of St John Baptist, Claines Lane, Worcester WR3 7RN


The Reverend Jo Musson. Normal rest day Friday

01905 780200


The Parish Office, Claines Parish Hall, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester WR3 7NY

01905 759702


If you wish to hire Claines Church Hall or Institute please contact Katrina Boucher

We are always pleased to provide any information, answer any queries we can, or pass on your request to anyone in the parish we think can help.