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
The Quicken Trust is the charity of the month
The Quicken Trust is a Sussex-based charity which is transforming the lives of people living in poverty in the Ugandan village of Kabubbu. It works in partnership with a range of organisations around the UK and worldwide. Among those linking up with Quicken have been British Airways, initially through its “Change for Good” programme, as well as Unicef, The British Council, Graze and Mildmay Mission Hospital.
Letter from Revd Vickie Morgan to the Church Family
Here is a letter updating you on plans for the coming year at St. Johns.
Saint Hubert’s Musical Picnic
Following the delay in the easing of lockdown, the ‘Musical Picnic’ will now take place on Saturday 14th August. The Idsworth Church Friends Trust is organising a ‘Musical Picnic’ on Saturday 14th August, 5.30-7.30pm. Music by Colin Berry, Jazz Musician & The Driftwood Troubadours. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, picnic in the field next to St Hubert’s Church. Tickets: Adult – £5.00; Children – Free. For tickets, contact: 02392 413410
Following the government’s announcement on the 19th July here are the new guidelines for worship at Saint John’s.
Sign in – The congregation is asked to use the hand sanitiser and to sign in when they attend a service.
Face Masks – Whilst it is no longer law that face masks are required in church, you may wish to consider wearing one to protect others.
Social Distancing – We no longer need to social distance in church but please be mindful of those who wish to remain distanced, perhaps ask if it is okay to sit next to someone before sitting down.
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.