St John the Baptist Parish Church

Where a warm welcome awaits you

Newcomers start here

We have tried to assemble all the information you might need in the menu on the left hand side of this screen. If you need further information, please contact the website editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact details can be found on the "How to Contact Us" page. 

Once you become more familiar with the site, you will find lots more information in the "Top menu" under the main headings of our Vision for further details. These are:- 

  • Christ-centred Worship (Information about the Church services)
  • Building the Church Community (Church activities and nurturing disciples)
  • Our Local Community (both local and the wider Church)
  • Concerned for Creation (Justice, peace and sustainabiity, missions and fairtrade)

There are more details of our Vision in the "Our Vision" page in the menu across the top of the screen.

Meanwhile you are very welcome to join us for any of the Church services and other activities. 

Last updated: 11th May 2016


Coming up at St John's

 Autumn at St John’s is a busy time, with many different services and activities. 

Messy Church on 8th October is a great opportunity for families to come along for craft and fun on the theme of Harvest. Lunch is included.

That same evening we have our Autumn Serenade concert in the Church.

On Sunday 16th, there will be Tea and favourite hymns in the Church Hall, starting at 3:30pm. 

Sunday 23rd is a Cafe Eucharist, which is an informal communion held in the Church hall and includes coffee and buns.

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, we hold an All Souls’ service on 30th October, to remember loved ones who have died.

On Remembrance Sunday we will be joined by the British Legion and the service will include reading of the names on the war memorial at the lichgate.  

We are now in a period of "Ordinary Time". This will continue until Advent. During this time we focus on the teachings of Jesus. Worship during this period follows a similar pattern although we vary the Eucharistic Prayer. During term time, our children are welcome at creche, The Net and Pathfinders. 

Details of all the other events can be found on the front page of this site.

St John's News is available for downloading from this site (see Documents for downloading, or the front page) and details of all these events are advertised on this site. 

Details of the services for this week can be found in the menu on the left of this page. All of these are open to all and you will be very welcome to join us. If you like to be quiet, we suggest that you come to the 8am service. The 10am service caters for all ages, with music, and Sunday School. Take your pick. If you would like to just come and see the Church, it is open from 9am until 3pm Mondays-Saturdays during term time. 

Contact Ken Perrett if you need more information - see "How to contact us" in the menu on the left. 

Would you like an introduction?

Attending a Church Service for the first time, or at a different Church, can be a daunting prospect. We would like to ensure that newcomers feel welcome and comfortable with the worship. If you would like to talk to someone before coming, or would like someone to greet you on arrival and to support you during and after the service, please contact us.

You will find details of how to contact us on the "How to contact us" page. 

Time and Talents

Are you new to St John's and feeling ready to get more involved or an old hand who wants to try something new? Pick up a time and talents form from the back of the hall or download the attachment. Return the completed form to the Vicar....

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Did you find what you need?

We would be interested to hear from anyone who has used the newly restructured website as a newcomer to our Church. Did you find what you were looking for? Could you navigate around the information. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the website editor if you have any comments.