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
This service follows the traditional pattern of Holy Communion,with hymns from Songs of Fellowship.The liturgy is easily followed through a printed order of service, and large print copies are also available.
This service is followed by a time of fellowship over morning coffee in the Church Centre afterwards. Join us whether you are a regular communicant or simply enjoy a traditional experience of worship.
10.45 am Family Celebration
The Family Celebration plays host to a varied pattern of worship across the month, all characterised by a relaxed approach to fellowship together, with a mixture of sung worship led by the music group, with liturgy and song words projected at the front of church.
Across three weeks of the month, this service hosts a full range of activities for children and young people, from creche facilities for the very youngest, through to teenage years and beyond. The Family Celebration is also followed by a time of fellowship over refreshments in the church centre afterwards.
Join us every Monday to Thursday for Morning Prayer at 9:00am & Evening Prayer at 4:30pm both in the main worship space.
Vision process 2019 – working together to discern a picture of the future that produces passion in us!
St Johns is committed to being a lively and growing church producing enthusiastic, robust, relevant, and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ,
who by their love for all are known as His.
The mission objectives that we have discerned and will pull together as a church to achieve over the next five years are to…
1. create a dedicated team to develop our existing young people’s ministry and establish a relevant youth outreach project in 2020.
2. establish at least two new, distinct, and relevant, Fresh Expressions of church, by 2021 (see www.freshexpression.org )
3. facilitate or establish a mental health support/listening service for the parish community, to start in 2020
4. become more environmentally friendly and attain Gold Eco-church award status, by 2023 (see ecochurch.arocha.org.uk )
5. engage positively in two-way communication with 50% of the population of the parish by 2022.
It’s all beginning to take off as we move forward in our mission and vision initiatives. For each of the five objectives we set during the vision process, a group has been formed and these groups are beginning to meet this week. The purpose of these groups is to start the process that will turn each of our vision objectives into reality.
You can be part of the adventure, from praying, paying, and fully participating according to the gifts and abilities God gives us. We are all part of God’s plan for St John’s. Visit the website and the watch the Vision noticeboard in church, pray and think about which objectives you want to get involved with and talk to me. Together we will see God’s vision for St John’s become a wonderful reality.