• Services in the Church

    Our main service is a Holy Communion service held in the church every Sunday at 9:30 am.  Following the relaxation of restrictions it is no longer necessary to book in advance however hand sanitiser is available when you enter the church and you may wish to wear a face mask whilst in the church.  Please note that for the time being communion will continue to be distributed in one kind only.

    This week we welcomed Rt Rev Bishop Geoff Annas, who kindly agreed to come and lead our worship whilst Chris is unwell.

    Services Online

    If you are unable to get to our Sunday morning service in the church, St John's is also online.  On the third Sunday of each month, our third-Sunday team prepares and uploads a short, pre-recorded service to our YouTube channel that is suitable for all ages.  Other weeks we will, when possible, stream our 9:30 church service live on our YouTube channel before uploading an edited version later in the day.

    This week we welcomed Rev Peter Haughton, who kindly agreed to come and lead our worship.  You can watch this week's service by clicking on the button below:

    This week, our third-Sunday team have pre-recorded a service that will premier on our YouTube channel at 9:30 Sunday morning.  To watch it please click on the button below:

    This week, our third-Sunday team pre-recorded a service that was premiered on our YouTube channel at 9:30 Sunday morning.  To watch it please click on the button below.  If you would like to join in 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
    This week was our all-age, third Sunday service.  Please feel free to download some ideas for activities that you might like to look at with your children by clicking on the icon shown to the right: Order of service

    Chris is currently unwell and has been signed off work for an extended period, which means that the regular livestreams from the vicarage at 11:00 on Facebook are not currently possible. Unfortunately, this week it will not be possible to live-stream our 9:30 communion service.  We will record it however and make it available on our YouTube channel later in the day.  We will add a link to this page once it is available.

    Click here to watch this week's service

    As well as our service in the church, morning worship is live-streamed from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 11:00 on Facebook and then made available on our YouTube channel later in the day. If you missed this week's service, you can watch it here or find it further down this page on our most recent services playlist. 

    As well as our service in the church, morning worship is live-streamed from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 11:00 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 on YouTube or find it on our most recent services playlist further down the page.

    As well as our service in the church, morning worship is normally live-streamed from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 11:00 on Facebook and then made available on our YouTube channel later in the day.  This week Chris and Karen were away so rather than the 11:00 live-stream, our 9:30 Holy Communion service was live-streamed on YouTube instead.

    As well as our service in the church, morning worship is normally live-streamed from the vicarage on Sunday mornings at 11:00 on Facebook and then made available on our YouTube channel later in the day.

    If you missed last week's service led by Rev Peter Haughton, you can watch it here or find it on our most recent services playlist below.

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

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  • Parish Office

    The parish office is open once again 9:00 to 12:00 every weekday morning except Wednesday.  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 anything urgent please do not hesitate to contact our churchwarden directly.

    Regrettably the parish office is now closed during the week although we will continue to check all emails and listen to telephone messages on a regular basis. You can also continue to use our online contact form.  For anything urgent please do not hesitate to contact the vicar or churchwardens directly.

    The Underhill Centre

    The Underhill Centre is now available for certain activities although the number of people that can be in the building at any one time is limited and groups must adhere to the latest government restrictions.  Please contact the parish office for further information.

    We are pleased to announce that the Underhill Centre is available for hire once again.  Please contact the parish office for further information.

    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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  • Prayer Requests and Getting In Touch

    If you would like to be included in our private prayers or want to submit a prayer to go on our virtual prayer wall, please use our online prayer request form or send an email to prayer.requests@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk.

    If you need help, are worried about someone else or want to get in touch about anything urgent, please contact our churchwarden (churchwardens@stjohns-hedgeend.org.uk) directly.

    For anything non-urgent please contact the parish office or use our online contact form.

    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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  • 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.

    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.

    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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