WELCOME TO ST. JOHN'S!
It's a real pleasure to welcome you to our new website. I'm James, the Vicar at St. John's. I am thoroughly enjoying my new ministry here in Carrington and it has been great to meet so many of our local community.
We exist to worship God and be a place for our local community. Our aims are:
- To grow and widen our worshipping community.
- To deepen the discipleship of our members.
- To serve our local community.
Below you can read more about who we are, what we believe and what we do. We would love to welcome you.
Church of England
As part of the Church of England (in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham), we have a duty of care to all those within our parish (consisting of Carrington, Mapperley Park and part of Sherwood) and have as much responsibility for those outside our doors as those inside. We would love to welcome you to any of our regular services and get to know you over a cuppa and a chat. If you are interested in having a conversation about a baptism or a wedding then do please get in touch.
We worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition and as such the Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Mass) is at the heart of our worshipping life. Here we are re-constituted and reformed as the body of Christ before going out in 'peace to love and serve the Lord', all the while knowing that in the week ahead we are continuously formed by the Holy Spirit at work in us.
We celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday at 10am as well as during the week- click here for more information. In worshipping together we aim to grow in faith but also to share our stories: the joys and the difficulties.
An Inclusive Church
We are an inclusive church and are part of the Inclusive Church network. We believe we are all made in God's image and are all equally loved by God. We seek to be a church that affirms every person and is welcoming of both human experience and human diversity.
The Church fellowship is made up of partnered and single people, straight, gay and transgendered, those who have a sure Christian faith, those who are investigating faith, and those who struggle with belief. Above all, we journey toegther in our diversity.
We believe strongly in serving our local community and building up the bonds between us. Our community centre plays an important role in serving local groups and is widely used from Zumba to parties, from Pilates to business meetings. Have a look at our Community Centre page for more information.
We also host a weekly Community Cafe. This is a completely free cafe taking place every Wednesday between 12pm and 2pm. Click here for more information.
St. John's is designed to be a safe and welcoming space for all people. The protection, safeguarding and wellbeing of children, young people and adults is very important to us. Click here for more information.
Do please let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you.
With every blessing,