Welcome and thank you for visiting our website which I hope you will find both welcoming and useful. St. John the Baptist is an Anglican church situated to the south of Rowlands Castle near to its church primary school. With a wealth of history to explore, and many unique and beautiful features we are well worth a visit. Our adjoining church centre has excellent facilities and has full disability access. However, we are more than just a building; we are a community of people who are inspired by our faith in God, to learn from the teachings of Jesus and seek to be led by the Holy Spirit, to love and serve the community around us. We worship together on Sunday mornings, and are involved in many other aspects of church and village life. We would love to welcome you to St. John’s and get to know you, so please click on the links or download the trifold welcome leaflet to find out more.
Revd Vickie Morgan, 07429 187233
Latest News and Upcoming Events
Easter Sunday 2021
The church is open again and collective worship is allowed after months of lockdown. To celebrate the 10am service on Easter Sunday was held in the car park with everyone socially distanced, banners waving, the worship band singing for us all and the children leading parts of the service.
He is risen open air worship
Easter Cross on the Green at sunrise
Socially distanced open air worship
Mercy Ships is Saint John’s charity of the month for April. Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. We hope that Nick will share some of his experiences from Mercy Ships with us soon.
To reduce the risk of infection, we will be placing sanitising stations at the entrance to the church, and organising the space to maintain social distancing. It will be necessary to register attendance for track and trace purposes. The wearing of face masks has become compulsory in enclosed public spaces from 24th July. You will need to wear a face mask if you are attending a church service on Sunday. Please bring your own as we don’t have supplies. These guidelines are formalised in our Risk Assessment for attending worship.
Mrs Gill Whatley
Saint John’s Church Centre,
120 Redhill Road,
Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DF
Our Safeguarding Policy.
St John’s is fully committed to the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies. Our parish safeguarding statement to this effect can be read here. Any safeguarding concerns about either children or vulnerable adults should be brought to the immediate attention of the Vicar, Revd Vickie Morgan, or our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Gill Whatley. 02392 410111.