A very warm welcome to St John’s, Walton!
All of our services, meetings and groups are temporarily suspended but the worshipping life of our church continues.
We will be live streaming at 10:30am each Sunday on Facebook and making the audio and video from these available for those without Facebook. Check out the Audio and Video pages in the Media section of this website. We will also be live streaming a prayer meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays.
We will be exploring increased use of social media to keep our church community together while we cannot meet in person.
Take care and stay well!
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If you are self-isolating and need some support, we might be able to help. We can collect shopping or prescriptions, post letters, possibly assist in other ways or just be available for a friendly chat by phone. Our help is free of charge.
We follow strict guidelines: Sanitise/washing of hands regularly, no physical contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart. We will not enter your home. Anything you ask us to collect/deliver will be placed outside your front door. We will phone you immediately to let you know we have put it there.
Dear friends, in Walton, Holymoorside, and beyond,
I hope you are all well. There has been such a lot to organise this week believe it or not!
The Walton neighbourhood support scheme is now well underway and calls are already coming in from people who are slipping through the net in other ways and need simple errands running etc.
I have been calling around members of the churches and spoken to some of you this week just to say “Hi” and see how you are. I didn’t manage to call as many of you as I had hoped but I will step up the rate of calls over next week. Other members of the ministry team and pastoral team will be helping with this but I hope to speak to each of you at least once a month.
I’m really pleased though that although not able to even stream live worship from church buildings, we do have the resources to do it from home, so…
I’ll be streaming live on the St John’s Walton Facebook page from my make shift studio here the vicarage at 10:30am Sunday mornings with half an hour of worship, reflection, prayer, and encouragement.
Some churches feel that live broadcasting is too stressful so they record the day before, but I think it’s wonderful for me to know that you are actually there with me at the same time, and for you to know that I’m with you, as indeed the Lord is with us both and brings us together in His Spirit. I hope you can join us again. It will also be available for a week or so to catch up with or watch again.
I plan to involve you in these webcasts by live video link or recordings you send me. People can still do their readings, and prayers. Just email me if you’d like to do something, even if its just to share some way that God has encouraged/spoken to you recently.
And remember, the clocks go forward tonight (2am actually) – which means we lose an hour in bed!
I look forward to being with you over the web and in the Spirit tomorrow. Meanwhile, stay home and stay well.
Prayers and blessings, Nick
Rev Nick Green CA
Vicar of St John’s Walton