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
Walton has been a parish of the Church of England since 2000. The parish system has in the past been referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Church of England.
That’s because it covers every square inch on English soil (including the islands), so everyone has a CofE parish church that, by default, they belong to and have the right to attend, even if they never go, or even go to other churches of any denomination. It also means that there are clergy in their parish church praying daily for everyone who lives in it. That’s in fact one of the vows we take at ordination.
In the golden days of the parish system, communities were smaller and more concentrated, and much of community life revolved around the church and its worship pattern and social activities. The churches knew who their neighbours were and connected with most of them in some way. Today, few parishes have just one obvious “community” to engage with and most are struggling to engage with the ones they see, let alone effectively communicate the Gospel. To add further challenge, the ability to travel, digital technology and social media have led to networks forming communities of people who don’t even live in the same parish, town, etc.
This Sunday is week two of our four-week sermon series entitled, “This Is Our Community”. The series explores the biblical responsibility we have in loving our neighbours, and how the way we treat them affects our communities and parish as well.
Some of the themes we will explore include Perspective, Growth, Prosperity, Dependence, Cause and Effect, Functionality, Blessing Others, Working Together, Serving, Body of Christ and Being of One Accord.
The third instalment today explores the right perspective in our community.
God bless Nick