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
Some years ago, I watched a film called, "Chocolat". Set in rural France in 1959, a young mother opens a chocolate shop at the beginning of Lent. There is opposition from the church and the mayor who believe that the chocolates will tempt people away from the fasting of Lent. Gradually, the people of the village succumb but the mayor is determined to resist. Finally, he gives way, binges on chocolate and falls asleep in the shop window!
Perhaps we too find it hard to give up something as we remember Jesus’s temptation and fasting in the desert. But there are many different ways that we can enter into Lent. For example, Tear Fund have a “Mean Bean Challenge,” Eat JUST plain rice and beans on five days in March and then give money to help people whose daily diet is often much less than this.
In addition, it could be a time of growing and learning. Why not come along to our Lent studies each Wednesday evening, 7.30-8.30pm starting on 8th March? The theme is “Not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord”. Bishop Richard will lead us through 2 Corinthians ch 3-6 (See our Lent Course page). Let’s love this Lent!
Sarah Brown: Reader