Facilities and features
There is bicycle parking down the side of the church centre. Do bring a lock though!
We do not have any parking of our own. You can sometimes park at Guildford Lido (£5) if it is not busy or there is parking further up past the Lido by the Bowling Club. This is pay & display parking. The first 4 hours are free but you must display a ticket at all times. There are a few spaces on local roads for up to 2 hours but mostly it is residents permit parking.
Music and Worship
We occasionally host live concerts.
Our 9 am service usually has organ-led music and occasionally we have an organ-led hymn at the 10.30 am service.
The sung worship at our 10.30 am and 6 pm services are led by a band or instrumentalist.
Groups, Courses and Activities
Every Sunday morning our younger youth group (11-14yrs) meet in the Church centre with a fun programme of games, food and Bible teaching. This group is great for young youth, an opportunity to get to know other young people in the church.
6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
L.E.D. is for all youth aged 11-18yrs and is an opportunity to go deeper into the Bible, with discussion about how to really live as young Christians in the 21st century. Great food, brilliant discussion and an opportunity to hang out together.
6.00pm-7.45pm Younger Youth (School Years 7-9)
7.15pm-9pm Older Youth (School Years 10-13)
Wednesday Night Youth is a brilliant social evening open to all youth 11-18yrs. Table tennis, X-Box, team games, and great food. This is a brilliant time to hang out with friends and get to know other teenagers in the church and community. All are welcome, just pop down on Wednesday evening.
We run Marriage Courses and Parenting Courses when there is sufficient demand.
We try to run an Alpha Course or similar at least once a year.
We have a number of Life Groups who meet in private homes during the week. For more information contact [email protected]
1st Guildford Company
Action-packed, every Thursday evening our fantastic Boys Brigade is a brilliant evening for boys ages 5 yrs – 18yrs. Games, crafts, bible stories, adventures, camping, competitions, sports and more…
Anchor Boys Yr 1 – yr 3 6.30-7.40pm
Junior Section Yr 4 – yr 6 7.00-8.30pm
Company Section Yr 7 – yr 13 7.30-9.00pm
1st Guildford Company
Our Girls Brigade meets every Tuesday evening 5.30pm – 7.00pm in the Church Centre. Activities include crafts, games, bible stories and lots of fun. Our annual camp in the New Forest is a real highlight!
N:vestigate yr R – yr 2 5.30-6.30pm
N:gage Yr 3 – yr 6 5.30-7.00pm
The best fun in the school holidays for Primary school-aged children!
We hold our annual Holiday Club during the Easter holidays.
Non-stop action, games, drama, songs, crafts and paints, and learning about Jesus.
A fabulous Toddler Group for local families, meeting on Tuesdays 9.30am to 10.40am and 11am to 12.10pm
Soft play, crafts, paints, toys, singing time…plus a cup of coffee and cake for the adults!
Session 1 will be 9.30am to 10.40am. Bookings close at 5pm the Sunday before.
Session 2 will be 11am to 12.10pm. Bookings close at 5pm the Sunday before.
Bookings can be made via our website https://www.stjohnstoke.com/children-and-youth/
If session 1 is fully booked before bookings close, please book session 2.
Help for Visitors
9.30 am - 1.30 pm when office is open
We collect items to support the North Guildford Foodbank. If you would like to make a donation, please add it to the box in the church centre. We take the items over regularly.
Our services make use of the screens in church for all our service words. We also use multi-media to show moving images, film clips and play music.
If you would like information regarding hiring our hall or centre, please contact our Hall Manager on [email protected] or 07804 698022