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8.30am Said Eucharist
10.00am Sung Eucharist
7pm Said Eucharist
10am Said Eucharist
Saints days, Festivals and Evensongs as announced
We are part of the Inclusive Church Network and worship and prayer is at the heart of all that we do at St John's and from that everything else flows.
Everyone is welcome to worship with us and participate in the various activities on offer at St John’s and we welcome all who seek God regardless of race, age, ability, gender, mental health, economic power or sexual orientation.
Our regular act of worship at St John's is the Eucharist. In it we recall the last meal of Christ with his friends in the Upper Room, and we recognise him in the breaking of the bread. Although our faith is grounded in history, this service is not a nostalgic looking back to the events of the past: it is a celebration that in the Eucharist Christ is truly present to us now, and a promise of the glory that will be ours when the whole universe is made complete in him.
The service falls into four major sections:
The Gathering, in which we come together as God’s people, and prepare in penitence and joy to receive Christ in Word and Sacrament;
The Liturgy of the Word, in which we listen to the words of Scripture (culminating in the reading of the Gospel), explore the faith through the sermon and the Creed, and bring our prayers to God;
The Liturgy of the Sacrament, in which bread and wine are blessed in remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection, linking his sacrifice on the cross with our offering of prayer and praise, and transforming the elements of bread and wine into our spiritual food, food we are invited to share in Holy Communion;
The Dismissal, in which we are sent out to be the Body of Christ in the world.