Worship Services

Holy Communion in Church at 9 am on Sundays

From Sunday 4 October we will have a weekly service of Holy Communion, replacing the service of Morning Prayer which has been happening from 26 July onwards. There will be distancing to keep us safe, and the service is planned to last about 40 minutes. All are welcome.

Online worship

A Sunday Morning Communion Service is still being held online. The YouTube version is below. It is also available on Zoom at 10.30 am on Sundays: if you are interested in joining us this way, please contact us. We also have weekday Zoom services at 7.30 pm on Tuesdays (Compline/Night Prayer, preceded by a time for chat) and 10.30 am on Wednesdays (Holy Communion), and a monthly prayer service at 7.30 pm, the next one on Thursday 29 October. If you would like to join us for these, please email for details.

Latest Sunday on-line service

Our Associate Vicar, Rev. Ajay More, celebrates Holy Communion for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (St Luke’s Day), 18 October 2020.

Messy Church at St John’s for September

Previous services

All our previous on-line Sunday services (from 22 March onwards) are still available on YouTube here.

General Information

Getting Around the Church Building

There is a permanent ramp up to the main church entrance in Station Road, which is suitable for wheelchair users. There are two steps (measuring 6in/15cm each) with handrails each side up to the vestry area, where our lavatory is situated.

We have a sound loop around the worship area of the church, including St Michael’s Chapel.

Our Holy Communion services are generally Common Worship Order 1.

Do-it-Yourself worship!

Most clergy and religious communities, and some lay people too, find it is useful to say the “daily offices”, Morning and Evening Prayer, every day. These are simple services with readings that change every day. On the Oremus site (use the “View” tab) there are the complete services of Morning and Evening Prayer, with the readings for the current day (or you can choose another day), with other offices including Night Prayer (sometimes known as Compline), the Holy Communion readings and information about any saint whose day it is. (Oremus is Latin for “let us pray”.)

Read more about Holy Communion.
Read more about Morning and Evening Prayer.