Here at St John's we offer “eucharistically -centered ” worship within an Anglo-Catholic heritage. In our worship vestments are worn and incense is used at the parish mass and festival services. A sound system is used with loop availability for those who need it.
We are an inclusive church community where all are welcomed equally regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. We enjoy our life together and we're committed to connecting with the local community.
This is reflected in the way in which we celebrate the Eucharist, which is the centre and the foundation of our corporate life.
Regular Mass Times and Special Events.
10am. Parish Mass.
Our Sunday Parish Mass is at the heart of our life together. On the Ist Sunday of the month the Mass takes on a simplified format, with only one Bible reading', for example, the use of the piano rather than the organ, and few other minor changes. Junior church meets on the 3 rd & 5 th Sundays of the month. Tea & coffee is served after the Mass to enable us to share further in fellowship.
Tuesdays at 12 noon – Mass Wednesdays at 10am – Mass with homily followed by tea & coffee. Thursdays at 7pm – Mass Saturdays at 6pm – Vigil Mass of the Sunday
The weekday Masses offer opportunities to gather in a smaller group for worship & fellowship.
Special services take place at Christmas, during Holy Week & Easter, and on other festivals. For full information on these and additional services see the Diary & Notices pages.
Children & Young People
We welcome children in our worship & activities. Children's liturgy is prepared to be used alongside the main liturgy and there is a space in church where children and their carers can spend time on their own activities if they wish. An all age form of worship is held on the 1st Sunday of the month and on the 3rd & 5 th Sundays children are invited to take part in Junior Church activities for their own liturgy of the word in room 2 of the Community Hall returning to the main service at the peace . Children are always welcome to stay in the service if they choose to do so
Disabled worshippers and visitors are most welcome at St John's . Wheelchair access is via the gate on Mansfield Road . A level tarmaced path takes you to the entrance at the west end of the church & community centre. Side persons are on duty at all Sunday and festival services should any assistance be required. Disabled toilets are provided as well as a lift should access to the 1st floor be required.