We are about social inclusion, understanding social situations beyond our church and the practical demonstration of Christ’s love in the world. We are about social transformation, challenging injustice in the world, and radical inclusion and welcome.
The Reverend Chris Rowberry and the family of St John's are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to all of our parishioners and visitors.
St John's was built in 1874 and this beautiful Victorian church offers a variety of Services and community facilities through its Underhill Centre.
Whilst most services are based on Common Worship, including Said and Sung Eucharists and a monthly Family service on the 3rd Sunday, we also hold an informal evening Communion service on the 1st Sunday @ 6.30pm called Sunset Cafe on the Emmaus Road which includes supper. Children are welcome to participate in our Godly Play-based Sunday School that runs in parallel with the 9.45 service on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays.
We also have an exciting 'Messy Church'-inspired service called firstname.lastname@example.org on the 1st Sunday of the month that combines activities suitable for all ages with a short communion service. Why not come and experience 'church' in a different way?
Our Parish Office would be pleased to answer any questions you might have particularly concerning Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
Things You Might Find Interesting:
Joint Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York - An open letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York about safeguarding and the recent news items regarding the Diocese of Chichester
Kiva - An international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty - Donate as little as £20 and make a difference to less fortunate people across the world - See Kiva's facebook page here
Taketime - Short meditations inspired by the stories of Jesus
Prayer Vigil - 24th of the Month, 6-6.30pm in church
On the 24th of every month St Johns joins in with the global ACT Palestine Forum ecumenical prayer vigil. The purpose of this vigil is to pray for the Christian communities in Palestine and Israel and for all those who are suffering in the Holy Land until the Israeli occupation is dismantled, violence in the Middle East ends, and all can celebrate a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.http://actpalestineforum.org/vigil/item/st-johns-church/