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
A quick quiz all about Lent! (Answers in the text below, you might have to read it!)
1. How long is Lent?
2. Where does the name “Lent” come from?
3. What part of Jesus’ life do we remember during Lent?
Are you giving something up this Lent?
Perhaps something you rely on a bit too much, chocolate, cake or even social media!
Lent lasts officially for 40 days, but look on your calendar, it’s actually 46 days from Ash Wednesday until the Saturday before Easter Day.
Sundays aren’t counted as part of Lent, so have a point for saying 40 days!
“Lent” is an old English word which means “lengthen”. The Christian Festival has joined the older one where people celebrated longer days. A point if you were correct!
In Lent we remember Jesus resisting the devil’s temptations – to make stones into bread, throw himself from the top of the temple and worship the devil instead of God. Another point if you knew this.
What will we do this Lent?
Give something up or do more?
We could eat more simply and donate the money saved.
Or look at “LiveLent 2018” for ideas about reading, prayers and activities during Lent.
Award yourself a chocolate prize, but only after the end of Lent, of course!
Sarah Brown - Reader