Although churches in Tier 4 are permitted to remain open, we have decided to close the church for the time being.
Normally our Sunday Services are at 10.30 am. and we will announce here when our services in the building will start again.
We are continuing with our weekly services on-line.
These services of Holy Communion have been recorded mid-week.
A selection of these recordings can also be seen on our video sub-page.
The venue for the majority of these recorded services has been St Peter's Church, Aldborough Hatch.
We are are in discussions with St Peter's to become a Benefice.
Since October a few services have been recorded in St John's.
Each Sunday morning a pre-recorded service can be viewed. Use internet link below.
All our recorded services since March 2020 can be found here.
Our services have not been following the usual pattern. e.g. congregational singing is not allowed. Masks have to be worn and social distancing observed.
Please follow instructions on entering the building.
Before the pandemic we were meeting every Sunday at 10.30 am for various services.
We do not know when our former services will be resumed. These were:
1st & 3rd Sundays: Holy Communion.
2nd Sunday: All-age Worship. This is an informal service and we have a small music group of instrumentalists to lead the worship.
4th Sunday: Morning Prayer. This is a structured form of worship using a liturgy.
We have a small choir to lead the services on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. We have a team organists to play for these services.
Our hymn books are Songs of Fellowship and Hymns Old and New, and we use others worship songs from Spring Harvest.
For our Communion Services we use the Common Worship service booklet, provided by the Church of England. We often use power point presentations at our All-age Services.
We have additional services midweek on special occasions e.g. Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
There are pews in our Worship Area that can seat around 150 people.
The wood and glass partition can be opened to accommodate more people if necessary. Spaces have been provided for wheelchair users. We have an amplification sound system.
During our services, please remember to turn off mobile phones or put them onto silent mode.