• Coronavirus

    Church Services

    Following the advice issued by the two Archbishops on 17th March to suspend acts of public worship, all of our regular Wednesday and Sunday services are cancelled until further notice.  Moreover, following the statement by the Prime Minister on 23rd March, the church building is no longer to be accessible to members of the public. 

    Although the church is closed, we will try and stream some form of live worship every Sunday.  Information on how to access each live stream will be available on this page and we will make sure these are made available on our YouTube page later if you miss it.  Baptisms and weddings are not permitted at the current time.  For further information on funerals please contact the vicar or the parish office.

    The Underhill Centre

    In line with the instructions to close the church, the Underhill Centre is currently closed to members of the public also.  The parish office is still open as normal and can be contacted during the week by email, phone or contact form.  Please do not attempt to visit in person though.

    Prayer Requests

    If you would like to be included in our private prayers please send us a message using our prayer request form.

    Further Information

    If you would like to know about the advice being given to Church of England churches please see:


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    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 at 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 945@9.45 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:

    Daily Nourishment from Abbey of the Arts | March 17, 2020 - Link to an email containing links to daily prayer and reflections for difficult times such as these

    Beer, The Church, St Benedict and the birth of Underhill Ale - An article by Rev Chris Rowberry

    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


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