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
October’s Charity of the Month
Medaille Trust is the St. John’s Charity for the month of October. Medaille Trust’s mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery. They are the largest provider of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK. Here is a copy of their Summer Magazine.
Remembrance Day Service
In this 75th anniversary marking the end of the WW2, the current pandemic will limit how we will be able to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. We would like to invite you to pay tribute, as a community, by making and displaying homemade poppies in your windows and gardens leading up to Remembrance Day on 11th November.
Templates are available to make poppies, or a banner or wreath. If you have your own template or pattern, that would be wonderful too. These templates can be collected from: – 3 Castle Road, 36 The Green or 2 Glendale. We can also email the templates to you, please contact the Parish Office if you would prefer.
Let’s make this a special time to remember this anniversary by displaying our homemade poppies across the parish to show our gratitude for all that they gave for us.
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. 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.