St John the Evangelist, Upper St Leonards

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St John’s is the Church of England Parish Church of Upper St Leonards (part of the deanery of Hastings) in the Diocese of Chichester.

There’s been a church here since 1865 - although this is our fourth building (finished in 1953).

Our inclusive style is 'open Catholic', so the Eucharist (or Mass) is central to what we do. Our main service is the 10.30 a.m. Parish Mass on Sunday mornings, when the church family gathers round the Lord’s table in obedience to Jesus’ command when he said “Do this in remembrance of me...” (Luke 22.19). We are also one of the rare remaining churches that still has a robed choir that both leads our sung worship and strives to remind us of the greatness of English church music. Our Sunday School - the FROGs - meets during the first half of the service for the younger worshipper!

We aim to be open and welcoming to all, as you'll find out if you join us after a service for some ( fairly traded ) tea or coffee. We also try and take our environmental responsibility seriously and we’ve produced a green policy for St John’s. Our facilities include an amplification system, hearing loop, large print material, toilets and baby-changing facilities and wheelchair-friendly access.

There’s quite a bit going on and the atmosphere is very difficult to describe - it’s much easier to experience, so why not join us one Sunday?

See you soon!

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St John's Rectory
53 Brittany Road
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0RD
(01424) 423367 (The Rector)

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The Big Sing
Annual charity event in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Choirs from all around the area have a half hour slot to entertain - the Sing goes on from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year is the 30th Anniversary Edition!
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 11:00 AM
All Day Event
 
St Johns' Christmas Fair
Christmas themed stalls, crafts, games, light lunches, in St Johns' Church Hall.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 11:30 AM for 150 minutes
 
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Sunday

Said Mass
Said Mass held at the High Altar each Sunday morning
Every second third fourth fifth and last Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
BCP Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Family Mass
Children stay with us in church for a family-friendly version of CW Order One sung Mass.
Every last Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Sunday Parish Mass
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship

Monday

Morning Prayer
A prayerful start to the day - held in St Peter's Chapel (at the Pevensey Road side of the Church building)
Every Monday at 9:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
A prayerful start to the day - held in St Peter's Chapel (at the Pevensey Road side of the Church building)
Every Tuesday at 9:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Midweek Mass
A quiet Said Mass in the St Peter's Chapel (on the Pevensey Road side of the Church building)
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer
A prayerful start to the day - held in St Peter's Chapel (at the Pevensey Road side of the Church building)
Every Thursday at 9:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Friday

Morning Prayer
A prayerful start to the day - held in St Peter's Chapel (at the Pevensey Road side of the Church building)
Every Friday at 9:15 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Printer friendly list of events
The Big Sing
Annual charity event in aid of St Michael's Hospice. Choirs from all around the area have a half hour slot to entertain - the Sing goes on from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year is the 30th Anniversary Edition!
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 11:00 AM
All Day Event
Coffee Morning
Saturday 4th November 2017 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Quiet
Come to St Johns between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to enjoy some peaceful time to connect with God
Saturday 11th November 2017 at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
St Johns' Christmas Fair
Christmas themed stalls, crafts, games, light lunches, in St Johns' Church Hall.
Saturday 9th December 2017 at 11:30 AM for 150 minutes

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings
Organ

 
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Open Church - Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hall for Hire St Johns church hall was built for temporary worship while the bombed out St Johns was being rebuilt in the 1950s, and it’s been well used ever since. There is a big stage area and kitchen facilities as well as large toilets and some storage areas. A huge variety of groups use the hall and we aim to offer it at the highest standard and best value rates we can offer for community use. Circus skills to Tea Dances, Yoga to the RSPB, Driving Instructors meetings to a Polling Station... it’s uses are legion! We keep charges minimal to be within the budget of many small groups. For details and to book the hall, please contact the Hall Manager on 07783 588858 or email stjohnshall222@gmail.com
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd David Royston HILL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5196
Diocesan ID: CV1611
Built: 1950
Architect: Mr Goodhart-Rendel
Style of worship: Open Catholic
Our Patron: St John the Evangelist
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: HASTINGS (10304)
Benefice: Upper St Leonards St Jo (10/344 W)
Parish Legal Name: Upper St. Leonards (100423 )
CofE Church Info: (610423 10/423)
Short URL: acny.uk/5196/
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This page was last updated on Sunday 17th September 2017
 
 
 
St John the Evangelist : Upper Maze Hill/Pevensey Road, Upper St Leonards, East Sussex, TN38 0RD

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