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About us

Our Vision

We believe that God, who loves us with a deep and unbreakable love, has called us to ‘make disciples who make Jesus known.’ Thus our priorities are to help each other in our journeys of discipleship and help others enter that journey, so that the Kingdom

of God grows in us and through us.

We think that a great tool to help us in our shared journey of discipleship and mission is what is known as ‘The Jesus Pattern’ or the ‘Up, In, Out Triangle.’

 

It is a simple but powerful image which reminds us that the life of discipleship needs to be three dimensional – connecting Up with God, connecting In with each other, and connecting Out with the world.

 

We are convinced that all three dimensions are needed if we are to be disciples and a church who have a right balance in who we are and what we do.

A biblical base for this model is Luke 6 vv 12-19. There we read of Jesus spending time with His Father in prayer (the Up); of Him calling the disciples to Him (the In); and of Him going Out to preach and heal (the Out). If you want to find out more about this model of church life, please click on the YouTube video below.

 

Our HISTORY

St John’s parish was formed in the 1850s with the church building (designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the famous Victorian architect) being dedicated in 1857, while St Luke’s church was planted by nearby Christ Church in the 1890s. The two parishes became one in 1996 and have been working together ever since whilst retaining their own distinct identities.  

 

Sunday Services

@ St John's

1st Sunday

9:30am - All Age Parade Service with band

11am - Holy Communion - Common Worship - organ and choir

 

2nd Sunday

 10am - Holy Communion - organ, choir and/or band/pianist

3rd Sunday

10am - Morning Worship - organ, choir and/or band/pianist

 

4pm - Café Church - joint service at St Luke's
 

4th Sunday 

 

10am - Holy Communion - organ, choir and/or band/pianist

5th Sunday

10am - Morning Worship - organ, choir and/or band/pianist

Various Sundays

At different points throughout the year we have healing services, services for the bereaved and other one-off occasions.

At these services we offer prayer ministry for those who want individual prayer for themselves or on behalf of others, and tea and coffee are always served afterwards. Groups for children and youth take place on all Sundays except the 1st one of the month, which is all age friendly.

We also have two regular midweek services:

Tuesday - Still Waters Contemplative Service, 7.30pm 
This takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at St Luke’s and is a great opportunity for quiet reflection in the company of others. For more details contact the church office on 01423 565129 or email church@stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk

Wednesday - Holy Communion, 10.30am
This takes place every week in the East End room at St John’s. There is a real family feel, with people caring for each other as well as welcoming the visitor or newcomer, often over coffee and chat at the end of the service.

 

Sunday Services

@ St LUKE's

1st Sunday

10:30am - All Age Morning Worship

At this service we meet as all ages together with music, prayers, a reading from the Bible, and a short talk. There's often an activity for the children (and adults who prefer to be doing something!), and there's always a decent cup of tea and a biscuit after the service.

2nd Sunday

 10:30am - All Age Parade

This is a fun, fast-paced and interactive service where we're joined by the Rainbows and Brownies, who help and participate in our worship.
 

3rd Sunday

10:30am - All Age Communion
 

At this service we retell the story of the Last Supper, and there is music, prayers, readings, drama, and a talk. We always try to unpack something of what Holy Communion is, and why we share the bread and wine. We meet as all ages together, and we remember that Jesus welcomes everyone to his table..
 

4pm - Café Church
 

An informal style of church for all the family with free food, crafts and activities, stories, music, and more.
 

4th Sunday

10:30am - Morning Worship
 

At this service we have children's groups, allowing for more age-specific themes, both for the young people, and for the adults! We begin with everyone together before the children head off to their groups, and then we join back together at the end of the service to share what we've been doing.

5th Sunday

10:30am - All Age Communion

At this service we retell the story of the Last Supper, and there is music, prayers, readings, drama, and a talk. We always try to unpack something of what Holy Communion is, and why we share the bread and wine. We meet as all ages together, and we remember that Jesus welcomes everyone to his table..

 

Christenings/BAPTISMS/

Thanksgivings

If you want to have your child christened (also referred to as baptised) at our church or have a service of thanksgiving for them, then we would love to hear from you. Please click here for our leaflet containing all the information you will need.

Of course, it is not just babies that are baptised, there are increasing numbers of older children and adults who seek baptism. Please speak to us if this is something that interests you.

Our baptisms usually take place on the Second Sunday of the month at St John's at 12.15pm. Get in-touch to find out more about St Luke's.

 

WEDDINGs

If you are thinking about getting married at St John’s or St Luke's we would love to hear from you. Please click here for our wedding brochure with all the information you will need. If you have any questions please contact the church office on 01423 565129 or email church@stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk

If your wedding is taking place in another church and you need to have your banns of marriage read at St John’s or St Luke's, please either contact the church office or come along to our surgery at St John’s – every Thursday between 6.30pm and 7.15pm

 

FUNERALS AND BEREAVEMENT CARE

If you have suffered a bereavement and would like one of our ministers to take a funeral service for your loved one, either at church or at the crematorium, then normally all the initial arrangements are made through a funeral director who will then contact us on your behalf.

If, however, you would like advice or support from us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the church office.

 

We also have a bereavement support group and hold twice-yearly services to remember and give thanks to help folk remember their loved ones.

 

Unfortunately St John’s churchyard has no burial spaces left, although the Garden of Remembrance is an area reserved for the burial of ashes.

 
 

BUILDING or Room HIRE

St John's and St Luke's premises are available to hire, either on a one-off or regular basis for different purposes.

If you are interested in hiring St John's Church Hall, please contact David Finnegan on 07789 382593.

If you would like to hire one of the rooms within St John's or St Luke's, please contact the parish office on 01423 565129

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

St John's and St Luke's respects the privacy of private individuals and looks after any personal data that you share with us properly. Please click here to view St John's and St Luke's full Data Privacy Notice.