St John’s Church is a community whose vocation is to extend to all people the same welcome that we ourselves have received from God in Christ. Our worship, enriched by our strong musical and choral traditions, is at the heart of our community’s shared life. The gospel calls us to lives of discipleship marked by care for one another, by a passion for justice, and by a commitment to the service of our local and wider community.
As a Church we see ourselves as within the central Anglican tradition, tending towards more liberal churchmanship but with a formal style of worship. A considerable proportion of our congregation come from outside the parish boundaries we do have something distinctive to offer which many people value.
St John’s has a busy congregational life and there are many groups and activities for people of all ages to become involved in.
· Pastoral Care
· Wednesday Lunch Club
· Children's Groups
· Youth Groups
· Social Justice
· Bible Study
We know that we are privileged to live in such a place; yet we are also very aware that there are people in our community who feel the real pressures brought about by loneliness, poverty, educational achievement and being out of work. Our church community has a strong sense and commitment to working to alleviate the pain and suffering that so many people experience in our world today. Many of our congregation demonstrate their faith in many ways including fostering, literary projects in local schools, sign language, charity shop work and as directors of not-for-profit organisations.