All face to face worship services (including Messy Church) have been cancelled until further notice to comply with the government decision to close all places of worship in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
However, we are recording services, sharing resources and more.
See the links below:
- Online Worship 29 March
- Beyond Blue have a helpful site for supports and self-care ideas during this time: Beyond Blue support site during the coronavirus outbreak.
Our usual pattern of worship, which we will resume when possible is:
Every Sunday we gather to worship at…
8.30am – for Holy Communion
10am – including Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.
Our Samoan members join in the 10am service on the first, third and fifth Sundays, and on the second and fourth Sundays they meet at 12noon for Samoan language services.
For occasional variations to service times, for example at Easter and Christmas, see our ‘Notices’ and ‘Upcoming Events’ sections on our home page.
Messy Church operates on the third Saturday of every second month at 5pm where we gather in the Hall for an intergenerational event involving craft, worship and food.
Worship at St John’s
Worship is the heart of the church’s life and mission. In worship we return to the wellsprings of the faith and are engaged in communion with the God who calls us. We discover new relationships of love and peace with each other and are sent to minister in the world in the name of Jesus Christ.
Worship is central to who we are, and forms us to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Through worship we come to know God personally, and are given strength and hope to live out our faith throughout the week.
We are committed to careful preparation for worship, and follow the pattern of worship set out in “Uniting in Worship”. With the church throughout the world we follow a systematic reading of the Bible known as the Lectionary. We are committed to good preaching, and a warm, welcoming ministry with children.
Our worship is enriched by a strong musical tradition led by the pipe organ, our singing group and by our Samoan Choir when they worship at 10am.