Platinum Jubilee celebrations at St John's
Everyone is welcome to come to our events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
- Wednesday 1st June, 2-4pm, join us in the Church Centre on School Lane for a Jubilee themed "Bakes, Brews and Chat"
- Thursday 2nd June, 7.30pm, join us in Church for "Platinum Praise", a free evening of art, music and poetry to celebrate the Jubilee. This will be preceded by the church bells being rung from 7-7.30pm, and followed with the lighting of the Beacon on the top of the church tower, at 9.45pm.
- Sunday 5th June, 10am, we will be holding a special all-age Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen, followed by a BBQ at 12 noon.
For more information about all these events, please scroll down this page. You can contact the Church Office if you have any questions.
St John's 10am Sunday Service - 15th May 2022
Please join us on Sunday 15th May, for our morning service at 10am. This week, we welcome Bishop Rod Thomas who will preach for us and confirm six members of our church family. There will be a full range of groups for children and young people as usual but everyone will be back up at church in time for the confirmation.
There is a small area of seating in church where masks must be worn and seating is distanced. Of course, you are welcome to wear a mask anywhere in the building. If you have COVID, please don't come to church.
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. Please say hello using YouTube chat.
On Thursday 2nd June from 7pm we are having a "Platinum Praise" evening as part of our celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
This promises to be a very special evening showcasing the artistic gifts of many in our congregation with sung and instrumental music, original paintings and poetry. It will include professional contributions and echoes of our Queen's coronation service as we reflect on her lifetime of faithful service and long reign.
The evening will begin with special bellringing from 7pm and conclude with the lighting of the jubilee beacon on the church tower at 9.45pm.
Platinum Praise will begin in St John's Church at 7.30pm and refreshments (including a special cake) will also be available between 9pm and the beacon lighting.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Barbeque!
We are planning a church barbeque on Sunday 5th June, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It will take place after the morning service, on the glebe land next to the Church Centre. If you would like to come, please can you let us know by booking a ticket via this link, as that will help us cater for the right number.
If you are planning to come, please can you to bring your own crockery, cutlery, and garden chair. It would also be a wonderful help if you were able to provide a salad and/or dessert and/or soft drinks to share. Thank you.
Bakes, Brews and Chat
We have a new 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 Parochial Church Council of St John the Baptist
For more details about giving to St John's, please download our Giving Leaflet for 2022.
Prayer Fellowship and Housegroups
The timetable for evening housegroups and prayer fellowship until the end of May is below (daytime housegroup meets on Thursday mornings, the same week as evening groups). We will be starting a new set of studies from 25th May.
- 18 May - Prayer Fellowship
- 25 May - housegroups
There is also a Cantonese housegroup meeting fortnightly on a Wednesday morning. If you would like to join a housegroup, or to find out more, please contact the Church Office.