... Ten things to know about St John's
In this page we are hoping to put to rest any myths about coming to St John's for the first time.
For instance, that we might pounce on you and extract money, promises that you will return etc, etc.
... well we won't !
If you have children and think they would enjoy the Creche (every week) or Junior Church (all but first Sunday of the month), please take them directly to the Church Hall and introduce them and yourself to one of the adult helpers.
If you have young children with you and they get too noisy, you can take them to the lobby - the service is relayed there (but don't feel you need to move the instant they start crying !).
We greet everyone as they enter Church - this normally happens as you go from the lobby into the Nave.
We have a bag collection every Sunday; if you are just visiting, please don't feel obliged to leave anything.
There is no reserved seating (except for the Choir etc), although parents with children at the Creche or Junior Church often sit in the front or back rows.
If people are looking possessive about the space next to them, it is probably because they are saving it for their children.
If we are singing a psalm (The hymn board has red numbers for these), it will be in your pew sheet.
Please come up for Communion, or if you have not been confirmed,
At the end of the Service, following the final blessing and the departure of the Choir and Minister, we leave the Church as a mass (some say "as a rabble !"). The ministerial team will be by the door to say goodbye.
Actually we do bite - the biscuits many of us have when we head to the Church Hall for coffee and tea.