• Services at St Johns

    In addition to our services online (see below), we are pleased to announce that we are once again holding church services at St John's!

    Holy Communion services have resumed in the form of a short service in church on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.  Please note that a face covering must be worn whilst in the church with other people.

    Please note that in order to comply with the current social distancing guidelines, numbers at all services will be limited.  We therefore ask that you phone the parish office (01489 790048) between 9:00 and 12:00 on Thursday morning to check availability and reserve a space.

    Services Online

    Although we have begun holding small services in the church once again, we are continuing to live-stream morning prayer from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 10:00 on Facebook. If you missed this week's service, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel.  Alternatively you can find it further down this page.

    Although we have begun holding small services in the church once again, we are continuing to live-stream morning prayer from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 10:00 on Facebook.  If you miss it we will make it available on our YouTube channel later in the day.  In the meantime you can watch last week's service further down the page.

    If you would like to join in our Sunday worship from the comfort of your own home feel free to download the order of service as a PDF by clicking on the icon shown to the right: Order of service

    Our mid-week 10:00 Wednesday communion service will continue to be replaced by morning prayer streamed from the vicarage on Facebook for the time being.

    Private Prayer

    St John's church is open for private prayer on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons between 2 and 4.  During these times you are welcome to come into the church to sit, pray, reflect or light a candle.  When the church is closed you are still welcome to visit our Peace Garden and wildlife haven behind the main building.

    The Underhill Centre

    The Underhill Centre is currently closed to members of the public however we are looking to reopen the centre for certain activities soon.  Please contact the parish office for further information.

    Parish Office

    The parish office is now open on Thursday mornings.  Please note that although open, we ask that you do not try and visit the office in person.  If you need to get in touch, please phone, send an email or use our online contact form.  For urgent matters please contact the vicar or the churchwardens.

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  • A Selection of Reflective Music from YouTube

    Use the little playlist symbol in the top right corner to change songs.

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  • We are about social inclusion, understanding social situations beyond our church and the practical demonstration of Christ’s love in the world. We are about social transformation, challenging injustice in the world, and radical inclusion and welcome.

    The Reverend Chris Rowberry and the family of St John's are very pleased to extend a warm welcome to all of our parishioners and visitors.

    St John's was built in 1874 and this beautiful Victorian church offers a variety of Services and community facilities through its Underhill Centre.

    Whilst most services are based on Common Worship, including Said and Sung Eucharists and a monthly Family service on the 3rd Sunday, we also hold an informal evening Communion service on the 1st Sunday at 6.30pm called Sunset Cafe on the Emmaus Road which includes supper. Children are welcome to participate in our Godly Play-based Sunday School that runs in parallel with the 9.45 service on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays.

    We also have an exciting 'Messy Church'-inspired service called 945@9.45 on the 1st Sunday of the month that combines activities suitable for all ages with a short communion service.  Why not come and experience 'church' in a different way?

    Our Parish Office would be pleased to answer any questions you might have particularly concerning Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.

    Things You Might Find Interesting:

    Kiva - An international nonprofit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty - Donate as little as £20 and make a difference to less fortunate people across the world - See Kiva's facebook page here

    Taketime - Short meditations inspired by the stories of Jesus

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  • Light a Virtual Candle to Remember Someone

    With our main church building closed, it is not currently possible to visit the church to light a candle to remember someone you knew, people you didn't or the friends and family left behind.  Instead, if you would like to light a candle, you can light a virtual candle on the Church of England website by clicking on the candles shown to the left or by clicking here.  Alternatively, you can add a prayer to our virtual prayer wall.

    Prayer Requests and Getting In Touch

    If you would like to be included in our private prayers please send us a message using our online prayer request form or email Chris (vicar@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk), the vicar.  You may also like to submit prayers to go on our virtual prayer wall.

    If you need help, are worried about someone else or want to get in touch about anything else, please use our online contact form.  If it is urgent, please contact Chris (vicar@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk or 01489 789578) or one of the churchwardens (churchwardens@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk) directly.

    Daily Hope

    The Church of England, Faith in Later Life and Connections have teamed up to offer a FREE phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers:

    0800 804 8044

    Please pass this number on to anyone you know that might appreciate this service, especially those that are not able to access the internet or other online services.

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  • Daily Message

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