St John’s Church Services
We offer a warm welcome at all our services.
Whenever we gather, we love to worship God and know His Presence.
Our services are informal, using a wide variety of worship and music styles.
We have a strong desire to know God better through the public reading and preaching of the Bible and we typically follow a planned sermon series designed to help us apply biblical principles to everyday life.
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us, bringing healing and wholeness. Prayer ministry is always available and if not explicitly offered is available for all who ask.
We believe in a God who hears our prayer and delights to draw close to us as, together, we seek His face.
Below is a more detailed look at our regular services.
9.15am Morning Worship ‘for the whole family’
These lively services have teaching input for adults; and for children and young people up to the age of 18 usually in separate groups.
We begin with an opening act of worship all together and then the children and young people go to their own groups. For more information on Sunday morning groups click here.
On the 1st Sunday of the month we have a service entitled ‘Canvas’ when our ‘Canvas’ team lead us in all age worship.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the 3rd and 5th Sundays and usually have a contemporary band playing a mixture of old and new songs.
We aim to finish by 10.30am when we enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together.
11am Morning Worship
These services are similar in content to the 9.15am but tend to be of a more reflective and traditional nature.
There is a great variety of worship and musical styles at this service, ranging from a contemporary worship band, to our very own orchestra, to an organ-led service once a month. We sing a mixture of classic hymns and modern songs.
We celebrate Holy Communion on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Babies and children are welcome, but there is no creche at this service or specific teaching provision for children under 14yrs. Our 14-18yr olds meet for Bible study at this time in a separate room.
People arrive from 10.30am to join the previous congregation for refreshments before the service starts and we normally finish at around 12.30pm.
The sermon series and Bible teaching follows the same pattern and content at both morning services.
3pm Holy Communion with Prayer for Healing
This monthly service of Holy Communion on 1st Sundays has a traditional feel with the opportunity to receive prayer and anointing for healing. The service lasts one hour and is followed by refreshments.
6.30pm Evening Celebration
This is our most lively service, often with an extended time in worship.
We love to be free and open to express praise and thanksgiving in many varied and creative ways including plenty of singing.
There is often a sense of celebration at this service and an increased expectation that God will speak through testimony and Spiritual gifts.
The Bible teaching follows a different sermon series from the morning services.
During the summer time there is only one morning service at 10am for the duration of the school holidays – please check the calendar for specific dates.
This pattern is also repeated during the Christmas break.
Monthly Midweek Holy Communion
This takes place on the third Thursday of each month from 10.30-11.30am and is followed by refreshments. It is a service which is especially suitable for older people. Contact Catriona Foster to find out more. There is no service in August.
Worship is so much better experienced than described, so please do feel welcome to join us at any of our Sunday services. If you are visiting please make yourself known to one of our welcome team or staff who would love to say hello.
Check the calendar for more details about each Sunday.
If this is your first visit to church, then go to First Visit which tells you what to expect at St John’s.
Prayer after the service
We offer prayer for healing as part of our regular Sunday services. Some times we take time during services to pray for one another. On Sunday evenings a prayer ministry team is available to pray with any who need healing in body, soul or spirit or need the touch of God in their lives and circumstances. Time is often more limited in the morning, but prayer is available at the end of morning services for those requesting it.