Faith & Worship

Our services at St John’s . . . . (Due to the church closure our services are on a reduced schedule.  Please see the home page for this weeks services)

Parish Communion
10.30am on the 2nd,3rd and 4th Sunday of the month & 6.30pm on the 1st Sunday of the month
This is our weekly central act of worship when we remember the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples. There are hymns, readings, a sermon and prayers and we share together bread and wine.  One of our choirs also sing at the service. Like at all of our services children are most welcome and we have a children’s ’Footsteps’ group that meets during the service and returns just in time to receive communion.

All Age Family Service
10.30am on the 1st Sunday of every month
The All Age Family Service lasts for about 45 minutes. This is a service where people of all ages attend and is an interactive service for children. Refreshments are served after the service. Children are most welcome at all of our services!

Choral Matins
9.30am on the 3rd Sunday of the month
This traditional service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. As at Evensong, the choir sings the majority of the music, with congregational participation in hymns, as well as some of the responses and canticles. There are also Old and New testament readings with time for reflection and prayer.

Choral Evensong
6.30pm on the 2nd,3rd & 4th Sundays of the month & Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5.30pm
Following the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, Choral Evensong offers a perfect opportunity to find some peace from the stresses and strains of everyday life and to participate in a more reflective kind of worship. The choirs play a major role in the singing of this beautiful service. The service also contains readings from the Old & New Testament as well as a sermon, prayers and space for reflection.

Sung Compline
7.30pm on Thursdays
Sung to monastic plainchant during Ordinary Time, Compline is the final church service of the day of the canonical hours, sometimes referred to as Night Prayer.  This service soothes the soul at the end of a busy day and prepares one for rest.

Choral Vespers by Candlelight with a seasonal reflection
7.30pm on Thursdays during Advent and Lent
Sung by either the Consort or the Songmen, this is a service of reflection and meditation followed by a short reflection on the season given by a guest speaker.

Holy Communion (said) – 1662 Book of Common Prayer
8.30am on the 1st Sunday of every month & every Wednesday at 10.30am
This service follows the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, with its traditional language. The service is a quiet, reflective, said service.