St John’s Vacancy Prayer
Lord, we give thanks for those who have served St John’s over the generations and we acknowledge and rejoice in the ministry of each of them and their contribution to our shared journey to this point.
We pray for Lyn and Catherine as churchwardens, Malcolm as PCC chair and all the PCC who together hold so much during the vacancy. We ask that you equip them for the task.
We commit our current vacancy and the process which lies ahead into your hands. As we discern the way forward and look to the future with hope in our hearts, we ask that you give us ears to listen to each other, eyes to see the needs of our parish and open hearts ready to respond to your will.
We pray for all those who may be discerning your call to be our next visionary leader, who will help us reach out to our community and further build your kingdom in this place. May your love surround them, your spirit guide them, your voice cheer them, your peace calm them and your wisdom arm them.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen
Services in the Church
Our main service is a Holy Communion service held in the church every Sunday at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome.
Although it is no longer a legal requirement for masks to be worn in places of worship, wearing one helps to keep you and others safe. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please do continue to wear one. In addition to the wearing of masks, there are hand sanitising points at the entrances to the church and center, which we would encourage you to use.
Communion is currently received in one kind only (there is no sharing of a common cup) and we ask people to avoid physical contact during the sharing of the peace.
Our Sunday services are currently being led by Rev Kelvin Taylor, who has kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst we are in vacancy.
If you are unable to get to our Sunday morning service in the church, St John's is also online and, technology permitting, our 9:30 communion service is streamed live from the church each week on our YouTube channel.
This week (22 May), we welcome back Rev Kelvin Taylor, who has kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst we are in vacancy. To watch the service please click on the button below:
If you missed last week's service (15 May), you can watch it here.