Housegroups and Prayer Fellowship
On Wednesday evenings at St John's we gather for prayer and Bible study. Some weeks we all join together at Prayer Fellowship, and the rest of the time we meet in smaller Housegroups across the parish.
Our housegroups aim to follow the example of the early church as described in Acts 2.42-47, seeking to be devoted to Scripture, to one other, to meeting together and to evangelism. Here we can study God's Word, pray and care for each other in ways that aren't possible in a large Sunday service.
If you would like to join a housegroup, please talk to one of the ministers in church or contact the Church Office.
Dates for housegroups and prayer fellowship meetings can be found on the home page of this website.
Jigsaw is a weekly Bible study group for women of all ages. It meets every Tuesday morning during term time in St. John’s Church Centre.
Coffee is served from 10am, and Bible study is from 10:30-11:30. There is a crèche for pre-school children.
Tots & Tinies
This runs weekly during term time from 10am to 11.15am every Wednesday in the Church Centre. As well as plenty of time to play, there is singing, crafts and Bible stories on offer.
After8s is the 18 - 35 group for St John's. It meets on occasional Sunday evenings after the evening service, from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, for discussion, relaxation, prayer and fellowship. For more details please ask in church or contact us.
This is a group for people in their 30's and 40's, and it meets twice monthly for discussions and socials; to encourage and build friendship and fellowship.
If you fall into this age group please feel welcome to join us. For details of times and locations contact Will Hughes via the church office.
If you live on your own but would like to have some company, we would love to invite you along to Koinonia. This group is for men and women, of all ages, who are single, for whatever reason. Koinonia means to share friendship and fellowship together and the group is open to everyone from our community, whether you attend church or not.
Koinonia meet almost every month and have various speakers on a range of topics. These meetings normally take place in St John's Church Centre, from 3pm to 5pm, on Saturdays. They also go on a number of trips during the year.
St John's Hartford Golf Fellowship Society
The SJHGFS is a long-standing part of our church life, with regular fixtures arranged throughout the season.
We welcome male and female players of all ages, golfing experience and ability (we have a wide range of handicaps). Players of all standards are most welcome with fellowship, outreach and fun being our main aims although, needless to say, its also nice to play and score well occasionally!
Fixtures are detailed on the church calendar.
We are a group of people from St John's and Christ Church who regularly meet to run together, mainly at Delamere or Northwich Parkruns on a Saturday morning. We are a real mix of ages, shapes, sizes and abilities.
Some of us are young and fast, others are a bit older but still fairly fast. And then there are those of us who mainly walk or plod, but still enjoy getting out for some fresh air and exercise. After running, we invariably end up in a cafe enjoying coffee, cake and fellowship together.
If you are not a member of our churches, but have seen us in our bright orange t-shirts, you might be wondering what our faith in God and Jesus have to do with running. As Christians, we believe that our faith plays a part in every aspect of our life, so that includes our health and fitness. The Bible often uses the idea of a race, or running, to illustrate what life with God is like. We are all taking part in a race through life, but the Bible says:
"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith." Hebrews 12:1-2
Our faith in Jesus enables us to believe in forgiveness through His death on the cross, and that ultimately, at the end of our race through life, we will receive the prize of eternal life.
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." 1 Corinthians 9:24