During this time of lockdown and social distancing, we want to say that the Church is still active and worshipping but in a different way.
We are worshipping in church and online: please visit http://www.saxstjohns.org.uk and connectionschurch.org.uk for details.
A church built of stone and flint with a tower has existed in Saxmudham since 13th Century, and is a significant building in the town including being featured on the town sign.
The building has been modified over time, including the addition of a North and South aisles during Victorian time.
Recents changes have been made to the building to make it more flexible for worship and community uses inclunding installation of screens for projection of hymn words and in 2014 the installation of a new gas-fired blown air heating system that is proving very efficient in heating the building and us!
We have a variety of worship services over the month in the parish and benefice. We are welcoming to visitors and regulars alike.
We run the Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre for East Suffolk and also help run a foodbank, under the umbrella of the East Suffolk Foodbank that is linked with the Trussell Trust.
We have tea and coffee after most services (though not currently).
Our logo is about a church family which offers a welcome. We offer it whatever your situation because we know that every member of a family has different parts to play and different ways of playing them. Some prefer traditional ways of being church while others are more at home with the fresh ways in which church is being expressed today, and under the services and events tab here you will get a feel for what that means across the St John's family.
Being church is about much more than Sunday worship. Whether in our homes, in our workplace or place of study, in our relationships or in our communities, Christians are called to live following the example and teaching of Jesus Christ. Sunday worship is where we are equipped afresh to live that life and serve others.
Please do look at the services and events, visit our website and then visit us in person to find out more. We'd welcome the chance to welcome you!
Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Hebrews 2:11
Please do join us if you are in the area.