Alpha Online

Connecting on Zoom every Monday at 8.15pm
Launched Monday 11th May

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the basics of Christian faith in an open and relaxed environment over 7 evenings. As we are currently unable to gather in person, we are now running Alpha Online. Before each Monday a link to the film for that week will be sent out (each film last approx 30 minutes) then we will meet for small groups on Zoom at 8:15pm for a max of one hour to discuss what we’ve seen. Each week we will explore a different aspect of the Christian faith. Once you have signed up you will be sent the film for each week as well as the Zoom log in details for small groups. Please contact Ben to sign up or for more information.

Please note that the following information on this page relates to our usual rhythm of church and unfortunately due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic we will be looking at different ways of being the church at this challenging time.
We believe meeting together as the family of God is a time when we can particularly encounter Jesus and experience his power and presence. So we encourage everyone who thinks of themselves as a member of our church family to make being part of our regular services a priority.

Sunday Mornings

at 10am

On Sunday mornings we meet to worship God, learn and pray together and get to know each other every Sunday morning from 10 – 11.30am.

On most Sundays during term time we worship together for about 20-30 minutes before the children and young people leave for their own age-appropriate groups, (which we call ‘Buzz Groups’). Out of school term time our children stay in the main service rather than go to their own group. These Whole Church Family services are normally an hour long, fast-paced and include something for all ages.

Sunday Evenings

at 5.45pm

Café Church meets from 5.45–7pm each Sunday in the Lounge, set out café style with refreshments available throughout the service. Café Church welcomes anyone who comes, especially those who feel comfortable in a less conventional church service. Teaching and sharing of faith stories are Christ-centred. Prayer and discussion take place round the tables and in the room as a whole. Communion is celebrated monthly.

Belonging

In a church the size of ours, it’s not always easy to feel you belong. So, we encourage all our members to join a Growth Group where close friendships can be formed. Growth Groups meet during the day and evenings through the week for Bible study and learning together, prayer and friendship. Please click here to view our new weekly online prayer diary.

Serving

God gives each of us gifts and talents to serve one another and our wider community, we have lots of ways in which you can serve at St John’s and we’d love for you to get in touch if you are interested in serving – such as worship, kids, youth and more…

Giving

The work of St John’s made possible by the generous giving of people in our Church family. So we encourage everyone to consider prayerfully regular giving to the work of the church. You can pick up a giving form from church on a Sunday.