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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 07429 187233
Latest News and Upcoming Events
You may have heard the Government’s recent announcement that churches will be permitted to reopen for public worship from this Saturday, 4th July 2020. Although it will be wonderful to attend services together once again, we will need to implement measures to ensure your safety, and things will not return to ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future. Of course, I recognise that there will be some of the more vulnerable amongst us who will be shielding for a little while longer and I will carry on providing online worship resources for those members of the church family.
To reduce the risk of infection, we will be placing sanitising stations at the entrance to the church, and removing some chairs to allow space and social distancing. Unfortunately there will be no music or singing during this transitional period, and 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.
You may be interested to see the Church of England’s recent press release about the reopening of churches.
I am really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to St. John’s very soon.
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.