Worship is a primary activity of the Church throughout the world.
Here at St John’s, we have the following Sunday services every Sunday morning (with a few exceptions – see below):
8.45am: Holy Communion a service including hymns and a sermon. (On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month we use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer at this service.)
10.30 am Holy Communion or All-age Service a service in a contemporary style with group activities available for children and teenagers. During the year, we explore different books of the Bible and aspects of life and prayer through themed series of sermons/activities.
During the school summer holiday the two congregations combine for a single Sunday morning service at 9.30am.
During Christmas and Easter we join with our sister church, St Margaret’s, for some services – please check the relevant page on this website (‘Christmas Services’ or ‘Easter Services’).
On Sunday afternoon/evenings the pattern varies:
1st Sunday of the month 6.30-8.30pm: Taste a loosely structured service at which we have the opportunity to explore faith more deeply, through sharing a simple meal, hearing someone speak about life and faith, and concluding with prayer.
Archbishop John Sentamu (pictured) spoke at a recent Taste service.
3rd Sunday of the month (alternate months) 4-6pm: Messy Church a different way of exploring God and faith, through crafts and activities, concluding with a short time of worship followed by refreshments. Messy Church is a national Church initiative.
4th Sunday of the month, 6.30-7.45pm: Shalom: A Service with Prayers for Healing a reflective service using ‘Taizé’ chants, led by the Guild of St Raphael. Prayers are offered for healing and wholeness for all.
There is also a Holy Communion service every Thursday evening at 7.00pm; a quiet, peaceful service which lasts 30 minutes.