We are people of all ages gathered with all our quirks in response to the alluring adventure of discipleship following Jesus Christ.
As a faith community standing on the corner of Willis and Dixon Streets, we continue the presence and proclamation of the Gospel in the centre of Wellington city, valuing our traditions and acting creatively for the future.
Your connecting with us is no coincidence and we’d love you to take the next step.
The morning service tends to follow a traditional format, with the children and youth going out to their programmes after the children’s talk section of the service. Most services have a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs. There are a choir and a contemporary singing group. About once every 6 to 8 weeks there is an all-age worship service, which involves young people, and is multi-media in style.
Following the service, tea and coffee are served in the foyer, to which everyone is warmly invited. Most Sundays, the morning congregation numbers between 180 and 230 people, so there’s always someone to talk to!
We offer a free Creche facility in the Chapel so that parents can participate in the morning service knowing that their children are well looked after. St J’s Kids (Sunday School) operates during school terms during morning services.
Evening services are held in the St John’s Centre Hall (walk through the courtyard) at 5.45 pm, and are more informal with music led by a singing and music group. A light meal is provided at the end of the service. Our evening service vision is that within the wider mission and goals of St John’s in the City, we seek to engage young adults, encouraging and equipping them to grow in, and live out, their relationship with God. (Note that although we get many students and young adults attending, this service is for all ages, and as we gather together we all contribute to this time of worship and fellowship engaging the faith of our young adults.)
The typical evening service format is:
Find out more about our other services (such as monthly and quarterly communion, and special services around Easter and Christmas).
We also conduct:
You can also find out about other church events from our weekly Bulletin.