We invite you to join with us for the Sunday Worship Services which
are held each Sunday at 10:00 am and 5.45 pm.
Service Details Click here for details of any forthcoming
The morning service
tends to follow a traditional format, with the children and youth
going out to their programmes after the second hymn or song.
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 all visitors are warmly invited. Most Sundays, the morning
congregation numbers between 180 and 230 people.
are held in the hall, typically at 5.45 pm, and are more informal
with music led by a singing and music group. Many students
and young adults attend as part of a diverse congregation.
A light meal is provided at the conclusion around 7 pm. See
the Church Diary for
6.00pm Coffee and discussion, Talk, Listen, Hear.
6:45pm Dinner together
is available by arrangement for those with particular needs.
Please contact the church office.
for parking during services are as follows:
parking is available for parishioners to use during services,
- primarily for the elderly and infirm or those with small children.
Please note that parking spaces 4, 5, 9 and 10 are to be kept free
at all times, including Sundays. The organist’s carpark, no 16,
is solely for the use the organist at all times.
parking building in Willis Street, just down from the Abel
is now open on Sundays from 9.00 am. This is a convenient location
for St John’s .
St parking arrangement: we have negotiated free-of-charge
Sunday parking with the building owner 119-125 Ghuznee St.
Between approximately 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Sundays, St John’s
parishioners may use eight of the ten labelled car parks along the
side of the building. People taking advantage of this offer should
place a small notice in their windscreen, identifying themselves
as St John’s parishioners.
in the church grounds is also available on a “first
come, first served” basis. Please do not double-park in the area
alongside the church, parallel to Willis St , as this area enables
pedestrian access to the church doors for those with mobility problems
who cannot manage the stairs to the courtyard to gain access by
Please consult the church office if you require a
space at any time during the week. Generally, we can provide one.
By directing you to a space we know is not in use, we can avoid
with those who have prior parking arrangements with us.
If you have a hearing aid which can be “T” activated
please sit where the hearing loop will assist. The hearing loop
is installed in the back left-hand section of the pews -
it covers that section down to the first pole on which you can see
a sign “ Hearing loop: T activated.” The hearing loop does
NOT work in any other section of the church.
If your hearing aid is NOT “T” activated the hearing
loop will not be of any help to you.
The sound system has been checked this week. Each speaker
is balanced for clarity and you should not be able to tell if the
speakers near you are on. You should simply be able to hear.
If you cannot hear please indicate immediately so we
can do what we can to help you from the beginning of
the service. An usher or elder is always available to check with
the person on sound duty upstairs.
Often our hearing is helped by seeing the mouth of the
speaker. If you do not need to use the hearing loop but are still
having trouble with your hearing please sit in the centre front
of the church where you will be able to see clearly.
Communion is celebrated at morning services on the second Sunday
in March, June, September and December. We also now celebrate
communion monthly at other services, typically also in the second
Sunday. Communion is celebrated at evening services usually
on the third Sunday of the month.
A Note for Parents:
During morning worship
we offer a free Creche facility in the chapel so that parents can
participate in the service knowing that their children are well
looked after. Sunday School operates during school terms during
For further information, please contact the Church Office or email
us at Enquiries