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
Welcome to St John’s this morning!
We are a family, part of the family of God. It’s a family that is present all over the world, and gathers in many different places, doing things in many different ways.
We have different preferences likes and dislikes, but we are devoted to our shared life as a community of Christian believers because we have been brought together in God’s love by Jesus.
Here at St John’s Walton, our worship is as varied as our members …..
We have a traditional Church of England Communion service every Sunday at 9am, during which we sing hymns accompanied by the organ, with hymns books and liturgy books. It is perhaps our most formal service yet has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is warm, friendly and cherished.
Our 10:45am service aimed more broadly at younger generations. It is less formal and has a worship band, which plays many of the latest worship songs with the words and pictures on the video screen. On the second Sunday each month, the service is All-Age with lots of fun and interesting content for children, participation and shared involvement with volunteers.
At 11:30 am on Tuesdays, we have a mid-week service, which features a fellowship meal. Its format varies with Holy Communion one week each month and a Service of the Word on the others. This follows a lovely simple liturgy, with hymns and prayers interspersed.
We also have a more contemporary form of worship one Sunday evening a month called Café Church, which meets in the main hall. A small worship group lead a variety of songs and hymns, and some very reflective and engaging activities.
If none of that is for you, what about our Messy Church? This is a fantastic way of doing church, which is for all the family with games, craft activities, lively songs, and a meal together, one Saturday every six weeks.
(Messy Church and Cafe Church are on a break over summer and will start again in September)
Not forgetting of course our young church groups with Sunday Club for the children, TiG and Big TiG for the teenagers, all of which is filled with exciting and engaging ways of growing together in God.
If you are new here today, or a long-standing member of the family, you are welcome to explore the different aspects of our worship life. In fact, I encourage all members to visit the other services and gatherings occasionally, so we can appreciate our wonderful diversity and learn what each do and get to know some of the people who go to them.
Everyone who comes to any or all of these gatherings, home groups, or those who aren’t able to attend anymore, are all cherished and valued members of the church family that is St John’s Walton.
God bless, Nick