On The Calendar
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December 2020/January 2021
St. John’s will be closed during the current lockdown, but Zoom services will be held at 10:30am on Sundays. Contact Rev. Rob Weir for details.
Online services from Cheshire South Circuit are available by clicking on the link below:
Rob and Fiona Weir’s latest reflection is below:
St. John’s virtual Harvest Festival is available by clicking on the picture below:
The COVID Prayer Trail Booklet is available by clicking below:
Our normal Sunday Service takes place at 10:30am every week, and lasts for about an hour. Our own minister usually leads two services at St. John’s each month, including one celebration of communion. Local preachers, either from our own church or from elsewhere in the Cheshire South Circuit, or sometimes a minister from another of the Churches in the town lead on the other Sundays. The dates of services are on the calendar on this website.
We try to make our worship format varied, and like to include items to interest a broad spectrum of ages and tastes, but usually have a talk/sermon, bible readings, traditional and more modern music, and possibly film clips, drama or solo musical items on offer. Worship leaders take responsibility for part of many services, leading prayers, drama, music etc to assist the overall service leader. We regularly include baptisms in our Sunday morning services. Our main sources of music during services are ‘Singing the Faith’ and ‘Mission Praise’, and we mostly use the ‘Good News’ translation of the bible.
A projector and screen are used for song words/illustrations/film clips etc. and a sound system and hearing loop are in operation. We have some large print hymn books available, and our main entrances are both wheelchair/disabled friendly.
We have a children’s corner with toys and books for younger ones and their parents; and those over three years of age usually leave for Junior Church activities during the second part of the Sunday Morning Service.
Cafe Church is an informal service including food and drinks, and where lively discussion on a challenging topic is encouraged.
Every year in November, in addition to the traditional Remembrance Service on a Sunday morning, St. John’s has an evening Remembering Service based on remembering loved ones who have died.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are conducted by our Minister, and these services are based on the format in the 1999 Methodist Service Book.
A Worship Committee meets regularly to review the content of our services and decide how we can try to make them relevant to today.
The Mission Statement of St. John’s is:
“Our church is here to worship God and to: