St John's Sunday Service - 3rd December 2023
Please join us on Sunday 3rd December for our morning service at 10am in St John's Church. This week, there will be a full range of groups for children and young people, but everyone meets together in church for the first 10 minutes. Once the children have returned from their activities, we will share in song and prayer together.
We would love to welcome you in the building but, if you can't make it, the service will be available online via our livestream on our YouTube channel. The livestream will start around 9.55am. It's lovely to know who's joining us, so please say hello using YouTube chat.
We still have a limited area of seating in church where masks are worn and seating is a little more distanced.
Christmas Services and Events 2023
Here are the dates of Christmas Services and events at St John's for Christmas 2023.
|Sunday 17th December||7.30pm||Carols by Candlelight|
|Saturday 23rd December||11am||廣東話聖誕崇拜|
|Sunday 24th December||10am||Christmas Eve All-Age (*)|
|Monday 25th December||10am||Christmas Day All-Age (*)|
(* these services will be livestreamed on St John's YouTube channel)
"Herald of Herod" - Pantomime Nativity
Three peculiar Magi have appeared in the Royal Palace, talking of the birth of a potential rival King! The cruel King Herod is keen to unravel this mystery. For Harry the humble Herald, this is the chance of a lifetime... to embark upon an epic quest and be noticed by the King!
Explore the nativity story like never before with songs, plenty of laughs and a very boo-able baddy, in Herald of Herod, 4Front's brand-new Christmas pan-tivity! (panto/nativity)
Suitable for families and children of all ages. There will be 2 showings of this production in St John's Church, each lasting around an hour, at 1:30pm and 4pm on Saturday 16th December.
Free! This event is completely free, but tickets are required for entry. You cannot attend without a ticket. Please choose one of the links below to book:
Important! Tickets are limited and will only be available until the 12th December.
Prayer Fellowship and Housegroups
On alternate Wednesday evenings, from 8-9pm, we meet online to pray. If you would like to join us for Prayer Fellowship, please click on the Zoom link and follow the instructions. We will be using the same link each time.
The meeting ID is: 885 0453 0843 and, if you're asked for a password, it is the Church Office phone number (minus 01606).
The timetable for evening housegroups and Prayer Fellowship until end of December is as follows (daytime housegroup meets on Thursday mornings at 10.30, the same week as evening groups):
- 6 December - Housegroup, Introducing Jesus 7: A demanding sceptic (John 20)
- 13 December - Housegroup Christmas Social
- 20 December - Online Prayer Fellowship Kevin Eccles
- 27 December - No meeting
Bakes, Brews and Chat
We have a cafe called 'Bakes, Brews and Chat', from 2-4pm every Wednesday afternoon.
We would love anyone from our local community, of any age, to join us for a cup of tea, some homemade cake and to enjoy good company.
Just drop into the Church Centre on School Lane. You're welcome to stay for a short time or for the whole two hours.
Giving to St John's
We don't expect anyone to give money when coming to St John's. However, if you consider yourself a church member and are not currently giving to the Church but would like to, you might find it helpful to have information about the church bank account.
The details are:
- Sort code: 05-06-34
- Account number: 52275551
- Account name: The PCC of St John the Baptist
For more details about giving to St John's, please download our Giving Leaflet for 2022.