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
“No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent” writes 16th century poet, John Donne. Echoes of which can be found in the Bible and in our words at Holy Communion when we say “Though we are many we are one body…”
It’s certainly hard to be an island with 24-hour news telling us of all that goes on in the world. It’s also hard not to give into fatalism - the sense that nothing can change or we have to accept things as they are. As Christians and as a church we are called to fight against the idea that war and poverty are inevitable or that the only response to violent actions is more violence. In the Bible small is beautiful. It is through small signs that we can live out our hope for God’s transforming grace in the world.
Through the month of November, we move closer to Advent and prepare for the Christmas celebrations. The dark evenings and shorter days are rich with symbolism. As a church we celebrate the message of eternity that the light shines in the darkness.
Christians hope for eternity, but eternity starts now. Heaven is in part on earth whenever we share God’s life. It breaks in whenever we overcome hatred with love. We can only make a small difference, perhaps, but remembering to do that is key.