Services

Services at St John’s Church


Saturday Evening Prayer 5.30 pm

Sunday Services

8.00 am Eucharist

10.00 am Sung Eucharist

Family Eucharist – 1st Sunday of the month only

Creche and Children’s Church facilities available all Sundays.

6.00 pm Evening Service * (see below)

 Weekday Services

Tuesday 9.30 am Eucharist

Wednesday 10.30 am Eucharist

 

Remembrance Service

Sunday 11th November

War Memorial 11am

Civic Service 11.20am

Christmas Services at St John’s Church 2019

Christingle Saturday 31st November 4.00pm

Advent Carols Sunday 1st December 6.00pm

Remembering Service Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm

Christmas Tree Lights Wed 11th December 7.00pm

Nine Lessons and Carols(Candlelit) Sun 22nd Dec 6pm

 Christmas Eve -Tuesday 24th December

Children’s Crib & Nativity 4.00pm for families

Midnight Mass 11.30pm

Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December

Christmas Eucharist 10.00am

Patronal Festival –Sunday 29th December

Said Eucharist 8.00am & Sung Eucharist 10.00am

Epiphany Sunday 5th January 2020

Said Eucharist 8.00am & Sung Eucharist 10.00am

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is at the heart of our common life as God’s people. It is the celebration of the very deepest mystery of God’s love, in sending Jesus Christ to be born as one of us, to surrender himself to death on the cross for the sins of the whole world, and to rise from the grave to set us free from slavery to death. This is the act of worship which Jesus commanded his followers to make. In it, we attend to the wisdom of God proclaimed from the Scriptures and hear the story of his saving love demonstrated through history. In it, we go to God in prayer with the needs of the world and all its people on our hearts. In it, with bread and wine, we make the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection. In it, we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ and are joined with him and with one another in communion. And from it, we go out with Christ’s grace and blessing to live his risen life in the world.

The 1st Sunday of the month is our Family Eucharist. On other Sundays, Children’s Church and creche facilities are available. Baptisms usually take place at 12.15 pm after the 10.00 am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Daily Prayer is based upon the Common Worship Daily Office.

On all the Sundays of Lent, Evening Prayer is followed by the devotion known as the Stations of the Cross.

* Sunday evening services vary on a rotating basis. Generally on the last Sunday of the month we hold ‘A Gathering of Prayers’. Based on Compline this is a quiet service where we offer up the prayers of visitors to St John’s who leave their prayer requests as notes on a Lectern at the back of church. In addition we have a Wholeness and Healing service and Evening Prayer with Benediction alternating every six weeks.

Our Service Sheet, always available at the back of church, lists all of the weeks planned services and activities.

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