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
Bishop Christopher’s Retirement – Service
On Saturday 24th April at 4pm there will be a service in Portsmouth Cathedral to celebrate and give thanks for Bishop Christopher’s leadership in the diocese since 2010. This is a special and important service in the life of the diocese but it takes place at a time when we will be continuing to live under some restrictions due to Covid 19. It will be live streamed to enable as many people from across our diocese are able to join and be part of the service in that way. It is of course a sadness that the numbers of those able to be physically present in the Cathedral for the service will be limited and as such it will by invitation only. It is the wish of Bishop Christopher that the invites will be issued to as diverse a group as possible such that the different aspects of diocesan life will be represented by those present. Full details are available on this letter from the diocese.
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.