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
Life is full of mysteries that evoke wonder and arouse fascination. We love a mystery; from the 'whodunnit' novels and spy thrillers, puzzles and conundrums, and stories of legendary beasts like the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot.
Trying to resolve a mystery is stimulating and can make life exciting. But perhaps not all mysteries should be solved.
One of the tragedies of the Evangelical Church that seeks to always provide answers and hold to certainties is that we look at that sense of wonder and mystery that surround the holy being who is Creator of time and space. All over the world preachers make inadequate attempts to describe him on occasions like Trinity Sunday; all inadequate only because God in His entirety is indescribable and incomprehensible. We need to pray for our brothers and sisters as they faithfully undertake this impossible task!
Science has made amazing progress in dispelling myths and legend and providing answers about how life works, how the universe came to be, and much more. But science has its limitations, because for every answer we gain through scientific research more questions are raised. In fact, one of the biggest questions in life is, “Why are we even here?” And that is a question that science is not able to answer.
The Alpha course (running here this autumn) offers some good answers by sharing what we (the Christian Church) think we know about life and God, and invites people to ponder and share their perspectives. If you would like to take part, please just let me know.
For now, it’s comforting to know that as much as we can helpfully comprehend about God is revealed to us in Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, who is himself the revealed of mysteries.
God Bless, Nick