Worship at St. Johns
8.00am - Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am - Principal Eucharist
Noon - Baptisms
6.30pm - Evensong (Compline last Sunday of the month)
10.00am - Holy Eucharist
12.00 noon - Holy Eucharist
Open For Prayer
Everyone is Welcome
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, straight, filthy rich, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, broken hearted, or in need of a safe place.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like the Rector who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’ve never been to church before – you might get a pleasant surprise.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, balmy Rugby League or even Polo playing dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organized religion, we’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money partying or on the gee gees, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, can’t add-up, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you! (With thanks to Our Lady of Lourdes Community USA for the idea)
The 3rd of December
This is the first Sunday in Advent of the ecclesiastical year, and we are delighted to hold two events;
10am We welcome our Archdeacon, Mike Gilbertson, who will deliver the Eucharist service.
6.30pm We look forward to holding our Advent Carol Service, which is led by the wonderful Chester Advent singers, so feel free to come along and support us.
Sunday 17th December, at 6.30pm,
The St John’s Carol Service with readings
Christmas Eve at 11.30pm
We will hold our Christmas ‘Midnight Mass’ so please come along for this special service.
Christmas Day at 10.00am
We would like to welcome everyone to join us for our Christmas Day Service to celebrate Christ’s birth