• Christmas at St John's

    Please click on the links below for more information:

    Christmas Services at St John's

    Advent Challenge 2021

    Advent Window Trail

    Services in the Church

    Our main service is a Holy Communion service held in the church every Sunday at 9:30 am.  Please note that communion continues to be distributed in one kind only for the time being.

    There is no need to book in advance and everyone is welcome.  Hand sanitiser is available when you enter and leave the church and you may wish to wear a face mask whilst in the church. 

    Our Sunday services are currently being led by Rev Kelvin Taylor, who has kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst Chris is unwell.  

    Services Online

    If you are unable to get to our Sunday morning service in the church, St John's is also online.  On the third Sunday of each month, our third-Sunday team prepares and uploads a short, pre-recorded service that is suitable for all ages to our YouTube channel.  Other weeks we will, technology permitting, stream our 9:30 service live from the church on YouTube.

    This week we welcome back Rev Kelvin Taylor, who has kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst Chris in unwell.  To watch the service please click on the button below:

    This week we welcomed back Rev Kelvin Taylor, who has kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst Chris in unwell.  To watch the service please click on the button below.  If you would like to follow the service from home you can download the order of service here or by clicking on the icon shown to the right: Order of service

    This week, our third-Sunday team have pre-recorded a service that will premier on our YouTube channel at 9:30 Sunday morning.  To watch it please click on the button below:

    This week, our third-Sunday team pre-recorded a service that was premiered on our YouTube channel at 9:30 Sunday morning.  To watch it please click on the button below.  If you would like to join in from the comfort of your own home, feel free to download the order of service as a PDF by clicking on the icon shown to the right: Order of service
    This week was our all-age, third Sunday service.  Please feel free to download some ideas for activities that you might like to look at with your children by clicking on the icon shown to the right: Order of service

    Click here to watch this week's service

    Unfortunately we are still experiencing some technical issues with the signal from our cameras so please accept our apologies for the occasion loss of picture during the service. 

    If you missed last week's service by the Third Sunday group, you can watch it here or find it on our most recent services playlist below.

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  • Parish Office

    The parish office is open 9:00 to 12:00 every weekday morning except Wednesday.  Please note that although open, we ask that you do not try and visit the office in person.  If you need to get in touch, please phone, send an email or use our online contact form. For anything urgent please do not hesitate to contact our churchwarden directly.

    The Underhill Centre

    We are pleased to announce that the Underhill Centre is available for hire once again.  Please contact the parish office for further information.

    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:

    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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  • Prayer Requests and Getting In Touch

    If you would like to be included in our private prayers or want to submit a prayer to go on our virtual prayer wall, please use our online prayer request form or send an email to prayer.requests@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk.

    If you need help, are worried about someone else or want to get in touch about anything urgent, please contact our churchwarden (churchwardens@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk) directly.

    For anything non-urgent please contact the parish office or use our online contact form.

    Daily Hope

    The Church of England, Faith in Later Life and Connections have teamed up to offer a FREE phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers:

    0800 804 8044

    Please pass this number on to anyone you know that might appreciate this service, especially those that are not able to access the internet or other online services.

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  • Prayer Requests and Getting In Touch

    If you would like to be included in our private prayers please send us a message using our online prayer request form or email Chris (vicar@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk), the vicar.  You may also like to submit prayers to go on our virtual prayer wall.

    If you need help, are worried about someone else or want to get in touch about anything else, please use our online contact form.  If it is urgent, please contact Chris (vicar@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk or 01489 789578) or one of the churchwardens (churchwardens@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk) directly.

    Light a Virtual Candle to Remember Someone

    With our main church building closed, it is not currently possible to visit the church to light a candle to remember someone you knew, people you didn't or the friends and family left behind.  Instead, if you would like to light a candle, you can light a virtual candle on the Church of England website by clicking on the candles shown to the left or by clicking here.  Alternatively, you can add a prayer to our virtual prayer wall.

    Daily Hope

    The Church of England, Faith in Later Life and Connections have teamed up to offer a FREE phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers:

    0800 804 8044

    Please pass this number on to anyone you know that might appreciate this service, especially those that are not able to access the internet or other online services.

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  • Daily Message

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