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
HOLY DAYS AND HOLIDAYS
As we start the school holiday period, our congregational sizes vary wildly from one week to the next, as folk come and go, and as people come to stay with families here.
A few hundred years ago, it would not have been so.
Holidays, as we know them – breaks from work of a week or more, were unknown for ordinary people. They got odd days off on ‘Holy Days’ – Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter, etc., and on some ‘red-letter’ saints days.
Our word ‘holiday’ derives, of course, from ‘Holy Day’ – a reminder that they were considered times for worship and reflection then, as well as a break from a grinding routine.
Maybe, as we take our holidays, there should be an element of stepping back, giving ourselves time for conversation, for thought, for family – and for God.
I’m not suggesting that our holidays ought to be like a retreat (though a retreat is a wonderful thing to do).
Even a strenuous walking trip or a quiet holiday on a farm give time for a different pace of life, appreciating God’s goodness and being aware of his presence with you.
We pray that God will bless you this summer, and that, whether at home or away, you will have some ‘Holy Days’.