Facilities and features
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Some minor steps into our church were redesigned some years ago and the entrance is not noticeably ramped.
We have large print books for the service sheets, as well as for the hymn and worship books. Large print notice sheets are available if requested. We also often use a large overhead screen that makes it easier for some to see the words and activity at the front of the church.
Gluten-free communion wafers are available, as is alcohol-free communion wine.
We are endeavouring to do all we can to improve our eco credentials and have a number of schemes in place to bring this about as well as to encourage greater eco awareness amongst the wider congregation.
Music and Worship
Our organ-led services take place on the second and third Sundays of the month.
Our worship band leads the worship every first and fourth Sunday morning and every Sunday evening service.
Groups, Courses and Activities
We run weekly Pathfinder and CYFA groups for the 11 to 18 year age group. This takes place primarily on a Friday evening, although the Pathfinder group also meets on a Sunday morning along with the other junior church groups, whilst our morning service takes place.
We periodically run Christianity Explored courses and Alpha courses.
Currently 160 members of our congregation are in fellowship groups which meet on Tuesday and a Wednesday evenings as well as some during the day. Whilst this is encouraged and promoted it is by no means obligatory!
We run a large and successful CAP centre, with the support of many of the other town centre churches and those in surrounding villages and towns. We are proactive in supporting our clients and have helped many of them to settle into church life with us or other churches in the surrounding area nearer to their home. Working with CAP has shaped and benefitted our church to a large degree, shaping and growing our Christian faith just as it shapes and grows the Christian faith of the clients.
See CAP details
We run an annual holiday club for between 65 and 85 children every year mostly using Scripture Union material.
Our Together on Tuesday group meets on 2 Tuesdays a month, sharing a time of singing, listening to a speaker and having a drink together. Very friendly and welcoming (currently all ladies).
Footprints and Tiny Toes are 2 of our groups, which are aimed at parents and babies, and parents with their 1yr + to preschool children. Both groups are open to all and provide support, encouragement, play opportunities and home made snacks for parents and children. They meet on Monday and a Thursday morning’s.
St John’s church members are volunteers in the local Street Pastor initiative in Yeovil.
Help for Visitors
We have a selection of sheets and booklets available as well as having a buildings co-ordination who is always on hand when the building is open to give information about the church and our church life.
Gone Fishing Cafe is our weekly cafe, held in church for all. Also on hand are 2 of our debt coaches who are able to meet with those who need financial help and might be thinking of seeking the help of our CAP debt centre. The cafe also provides us with the opportunity to provide friendship and prayer for those who come into the church.
We have a bookstall in church.
Weekdays between 10am and 3pm. Saturdays between 10 and 1pm. Sundays between 9.45am and 12.30pm and also from 5.45pm till 8pm.
We have a collection basket for our local food bank, which we deliver to weekly. Members of our church are also volunteers at this.
Very good audio visual facilities are in use at St John’s and sermons are found on our website as downloadable podcasts. Most Sunday evening sermons are live-streamed to those unable to make it to church.