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
The 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian unity runs from this Friday 18th January to Friday 25th January. This year’s theme, “Only Justice”, is based around Deuteronomy 16:18-20, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…’. It was chosen by the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis upon the need for unity alongside the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity. Indonesian Christians face issues of economic injustice, religious pluralism, and radicalisation.
Over the years I have been blessed to have worshipped with, preached and lead worship in, and partnered in mission with many different kinds of churches, from Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Brethren, and Roman Catholic. I have been employed in ecumenical projects with my two feet spread across several partnering denominations, and as part of that work included churches of other denominations.
Part of the reason I can do this is because I firmly believe with all my heart that Lord wants Christians to love and respect each other. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another…By this all people will know that you are my disciples...” John 13:34-35 ESV
I also believe that God adds an extra supernatural blessing to our mission endeavours when we work together in love and unity to change the world and proclaim the Gospel.
And together we are much more able to challenge the injustices of society and tackle the big issues that are ruining lives, communities, and the environment.
I’m glad that St John’s enjoys good ecumenical relationships and I look forward to working more and more with our brothers and sisters of other churches.
God bless, Nick