About Us

St John's is a town-centre church committed to providing an open door for all.   It provides worship on Sundays and through the week, and its welcoming space is open daily for peace and quiet, prayer and reflection.  

We stand in the affirming catholic tradition and adopt an inclusive stance, gathering as a worshipping community which seeks to welcome and include all God’s children: young and old, black and white, gay and straight, male and female.

St John’s aims to create a space where everyone can meet to worship, to explore, to question and to learn. You can discover here the Christian way of life - willing to share sorrow, joy and laughter - through prayer and worship, discussion and friendship.

St John’s is committed to Christian hospitality and service, to solidarity with the poor and marginalised, to thankful giving and to the stewardship of God’s creation.

Our aim is to provide worship which is open and approachable, using all the resonance of Christian tradition and sacraments to address the senses and lift the spirits of those taking part.  As appropriate, we use music, symbolism, candles, incense and vestments.

The Eucharist is central to worship at St John's, with the main focal point being our Parish Mass on Sundays at 11am. Regular weekday Eucharists are Wednesdays at 9.30am and Fridays at 7.30am. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Lady Chapel as a focus of devotion and so that Holy Communion can be taken to the sick and housebound.