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.
Brian Magorrian (Vicar)
Our regular Sunday morning services....
9.00 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Family Celebration
What does it mean to be an everyday disciple every day?
Sometimes we struggle with the Bible – what exactly does a certain passage mean for us today? – but more often I find the Bible speaks into my situation all too clearly! Take for example the instruction in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, “Rejoice always, pray continually.” Possibly the shortest brace of verses in the Bible – probably the most difficult to do. To obey these words would mean bringing before God every aspect of our lives and rejoicing in every situation.
Now to follow Jesus is hard enough on a Sunday morning, when we are with God’s people singing God’s praises and listening to his word. But what about the rest of the week? How can we rejoice and pray always when we are working at a frantic rate, or trying to cope with a difficult situation?
A God who wants us to pray continually and always rejoice must be a God who is interested in our every deed and wants us to have his joy in every situation. Our Autumn sermon series will look at what it means to live the whole of life for Christ. Hopefully it will inspire us with the possibilities and resources that are ours when we follow Jesus 24/7 rather than one day in seven.