Facilities and features


Baby Changing Facilities
Accessible Toilet

Some minor steps into our church were redesigned some years ago and the entrance is not noticeably ramped.

Hearing (induction) Loop

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.

Assistance Dogs
Dementia Aware / Accessible

Gluten-free communion wafers are available, as is alcohol-free communion wine.

Wheelchair access

Our Building

Stained Glass
Listed Building

St John’s has been awarded a Bronze award from Eco Church, an A Rocha UK project www.ecochurch.arocha.org.uk
If you would like to know more or have ideas that would help us to work towards a silver award, please get in touch.

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing
Concerts / Live Music

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.

Brass Rubbing

We periodically run Christianity Explored, Discipleship Explored and Alpha courses. Our CAP Debt Centre also runs Life Skills 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.

Thursdays 10am-12noon
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.

See CAP details

We run an annual holiday club for primary school aged children every summer.

Captain's Table is a monthly lunch club runs at St. Andrew's Church for over 60s with connections to both our churches.

Footprints and Tiny Toes are 2 of our groups, which are aimed at parents, babies and toddlers. 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 mornings.

St John’s church members are volunteers in the local Street Pastor initiative in Yeovil.

Youth work

Help for Visitors

Free wifi

We have a selection of sheets and booklets available as well as having a facility co-ordinator and Saturday volunteers who are always on hand when the building is open to give information about the church and our church life.

We have a bookstall in church.

Weekdays between 10am - 3pm. Saturdays between 10am - 1pm. Sundays between 9.45am - 12.30pm and also from 6 - 7.30pm.

Other Features

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.