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Welcome to our church's web site

Our Mission

We are called to serve our local parish and the wider community, so that what we say and do reflects our love of God in Christ Jesus such that people will find a spiritual home here with us.

Our first points of contact at this time are

Priest in Charge Bishop Rob Gillion .............07465 696419
Hon Assistant Priest Rev. Pat Willson...........01775 422815
Churchwarden Sally Sneath..........................01775 640368
Secretary - Freda Hilliar ................................01775 766048
Treasurer - Julie Millington ............................01775 767549
Please note that as our Parish Office cannot be manned at this time voice messages left on 01775 718237 may not be received or acted upon. Please contact us via one of the numbers listed above.

The current week's Sunday Service Video will always appear on our home page here 

Passion Sunday Service (29/03/2020) - This video was recorded in our Church on Sunday 22nd March 2020 and referred to a Confirmation as if it had taken place.  Due to the increased Covid-19 restrictions that Confirmation could not take place.  As the use of a Church Building as a venue for recording a Video Service ceased to be allowed from Tuesday 24th March 2020 all future Service Videos will be recorded by Bishop Rob and Janine at their home.  (The video is scheduled to become accessible from 6AM on Sunday 29th March 2020)

A Prayer for today

Dear God

We're grateful that You never leave or forsake us.  And we're grateful for the technology that helps us stay in touch with each other.  Give us the strength to endure this difficult season and deepen our connection with You and Your people.  Today, help us remember that this time of social distancing and isolation will not last forever.  Empower us with an extra dose of Your love, peace, hope and joy.  Remind us of Your promises, and please heal our land.

In Jesus' name.           Amen                 (copyright yourversion.com)

News flash!! Revd Pat has recently set up a Facebook page for us

                             Find us here on Facebook

A message from Lawrence, our Website Editor

Modern technology has enabled us to set up two additional ways of communicating with the local community, Audio Podcasts and Video Services.  Bishop Rob, with help from his wife, Janine, plans to release a "Pause for thought" podcast and a video Sunday service each week.  He and Janine also have plans afoot for extra items during Holy Week and Easter. 

For Podcast and all Service Videos please follow relevant link below:-

Please click here to go to our Podcasts page

Please click here to go to our Video Services Library

And here's a prayer from the Church of England

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.       Amen

Hard though it is, it certainly behoves us all to do our best to comply with the ever evolving advice and instructions that our National Government issues.  If we all do as we are asked then we hope and pray that the country will eventually be able to return to some kind of normality.

We have started a "Community Page" where we will post up quotes, prayers, messages, etc that our Church Members would like to share.  If you would like to contribute please email our website editor by clicking on the "Email Lawrence" link below.

Lawrence (St John's Website Editor)
Click here to Email Lawrence

Please click here for an update from our PCC Secretary

The changing effects of Coronavirus Updates and Instructions on the ongoing daily life of our Church will be posted here and, where appropriate, on the relevant pages.  In the meantime we pray for the safety of the whole community in which we are called to serve.

13:30 on 17/03/2020 - The Church of England has now suspended all public worship.  Our regular services will therefore be suspended until further notice.

QUIZ NIGHT - Due to Coronavirus our planned Quiz Night on 17th April will now be postponed until the Autumn

Our Vicar Vacancy is now advertised. Click here to go to advert.

Click picture below to see images of our recent Candlemas Service

Candlemas Link

Click picture below to see images of some of St John's 2019 Advent and Christmas events

Christingle 2019

Please explore our site and try some more of the links below

Click here for 2019 Harvest activities

Click here for Regular Services & Activities

Click here for Our Leprosy Mission page

Click here to read   Bishop Rob's latest letter 

Click here to read   Regular and Upcoming Events

Click here to go to  Our Church in Action

Click here to find us on AChurchNearYou.com

Some important Information about Safeguarding and our Web Site and Privacy

Click here for our   Keeping Safe  page for Safeguarding Information

Click here for our   Privacy Notice