A very warm welcome to St John’s, Walton!
We’re a lively, friendly church seeking to “Know Jesus and make Him known” through being a “Community for the Community.” It would be great to welcome you in person at one of our Sunday services or Tuesday service and lunch.
Whether you’re looking for information on room bookings (we have a fantastic range of rooms that we love to see used by the community), or what we have going on during the week, our weekly Bulletin, our children and young peoples’ work, etc, you should find it all here!
If you can’t find what you want on this website please let us know by contacting the church office – details are at the bottom of this webpage after our current Bulletin letter.
Our regular Sunday morning services....
9.00 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Family Celebration
Happy New Year!
There’s a story told about Baroness Thatcher when she was Prime Minister. It recalls her visit to an old folks’ home.
Her heart failed her at the sight of so many senior citizens engrossed in one-way conversation with themselves.
As she did her duty and shook every hand, she spotted one old boy who seemed brighter than most.
Squaring her prime ministerial shoulders she enquired: Do you know who I am?’ ‘No’, came the reply, ‘but if you ask at reception they’ll tell you’!
At the beginning of a New Year we often reflect on what was and is and is to come, and one of the questions we can ask of ourselves is ‘Who am I; what is my purpose; do I have any real significance in the final scheme of things? Where am I heading?
Jesus as the centre of history, the focus of scripture, and the heart of mission answers that question for us as we look at Him and our relationship with him and his love for us.
Over the next few weeks we are going to ask more questions - How does the NT bear witness to Him? How has the church portrayed Jesus? What influence on history has Jesus had? What should Jesus mean to us, to me today? How does he challenge me?
In looking at ‘The Incomparable Christ’ in our sermons and bible study groups we can more fully know Him and ourselves; his purpose and ours today.
We can begin to answer some of life’s questions!
What a wonderful way to start the New Year in exploration and anticipation.
Every blessing to you
Rev Julie Stanton.