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    Services at St John's

    In addition to our services online, we are pleased to announce that we are once again holding church services at St John's!

    Holy Communion services have resumed in the form of a short service in church on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.  Please note that a face covering must be worn whilst in the church with other people.

    In order to comply with the current social distancing guidelines, numbers at all services will be limited.  We therefore ask that you email the parish office before 11:30 on Thursday morning to let us know you wish to attend.  We will then email you back to let you know if we have been able to reserve you a space.  Alternatively please telephone the office (01489 790048) between 9:00 and 11:30 on Thursday morning to book a seat.

    Services Online

    Although we have begun holding small services in the church once again, we will continue to live-stream morning prayer from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 10:00 on Facebook. If you missed this week's service, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.  Alternatively you can find it further down this page.

    Although we have begun holding small services in the church once again, we are continuing to live-stream morning prayer from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 10:00 on Facebook.  If you miss it we will make it available on our YouTube channel later in the day.  In the meantime you can watch last week's service further down the page.

    If you would like to join in our Sunday worship 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

    Our mid-week 10:00 Wednesday communion service will continue to be replaced by morning prayer streamed from the vicarage on Facebook for the time being.

    Private Prayer

    St John's church is open for private prayer on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4.  During these times you are welcome to come into the church to sit, pray, reflect or light a candle.  When the church is closed you are still welcome to visit our Peace Garden and wildlife haven behind the main building.

    The Underhill Centre

    The Underhill Centre is now available for certain activities although the number of people that can be in the building at any one time is limited and groups must adhere to the latest government restrictions.  Please contact the parish office for further information.

    The Underhill Centre is unfortunately still closed to members of the public although we will continue to monitor the situation as more information becomes available.  Please do not hesitate to contact the parish office for any related queries you may have.

    Parish Office

    The parish office is open once again 9:00 to 12:00 on Thursday mornings.  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 the vicar or churchwardens directly.

    Regrettably the parish office is now closed during the week although we will continue to check all emails and listen to telephone messages on a regular basis. You can also continue to use our online contact form.  For anything urgent please do not hesitate to contact the vicar or churchwardens directly.


  • A Selection of Reflective Music from YouTube

    Use the little playlist symbol in the top right corner to change songs.


  • 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.

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    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 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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