• Mission to Seafarers

    We would like to thank Revd John Attenborough, Port Chaplain for Southampton for speaking to us last Sunday.  If you missed it, you can watch it again here on our YouTube channel.  If you would like to make a donation to the Mission to Seafarers, you can do so on their website by clicking here.

    An Update on the Reopening of Churches

    Although churches in England are now permitted to reopen for private prayer and resume acts of public worship, St John's is to remain closed until it is felt that the building can be reopened safely.  Please use the link to the right to view a statement from Chris and the ministry team.

    Whilst the church remains closed, the Underhill Centre and parish office are to remain closed too, although you can still contact us using our online contact form.  For urgent matters please contact the vicar or the churchwardens.

    The latest guidance being given to Church of England churches can be found at www.churchofengland.org/coronavirus.  If you would like to discuss the reopening of the church for prayer or services please contact Chris, the vicar, on 01489 789578 or by email using vicar@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk.


    Sunday and Wednesday Services

    Although we are not currently holding our regular services in the church, Sunday worship is streamed from the vicarage at 9:45 on Facebook.  If you miss it we will make it available on our YouTube channel later in the day.  In the meantime you can find some of our favourite reflective music that we've found on YouTube further down the page.

    Although we are not currently holding our regular services in the church, Sunday worship is streamed from the vicarage at 9:45 on Facebook.  If you missed it you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.  Alternatively you can watch it further down this page, where you can also find some of our favourite reflective music that we've found on YouTube.

    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    Our mid-week communion service has also been replaced by morning prayer, streamed from the vicarage on Facebook at 10:00 on Wednesdays.


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    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.

    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.

    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.


  • Our Most Recent Streamed Sunday Worship

    Music for April 19

    To switch between videos use the little playlist symbol in the top right corner. 

    Godly Play Stories

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

    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.

    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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