We welcome the news that restrictions on church worship have be lifted, and St. John’s will be holding Holy Communion services in church tomorrow morning at 8.00am and 10.00am.   Unfortunately we are unable to safely offer Young Church at the moment and the centre will remain closed, including the toilets while we arrange for a  Legionella Survey to be carried out on the water system.

Thanks to everyone who has indicated that they will be attending tomorrow.  If you haven’t been in touch and do aim to come along to one of the services, please could you let Revd Vickie know as the church will need to keep a record of numbers, and contact details for track and trace purposes.  Here is a letter explaining what you can expect as this new regime is applied in church.

For those of you who are unable to come to church this Sunday there are two services that will be streamed on line.

A Holy Communion service for the 4th Sunday after Trinity will be streamed on the CofE Portsmouth Facebook page at 9:30am.

Catherington and Clanfied will stream their service at 10.00am on Sunday.

Here is the ‘Worshipping Together as One Body’ booklet with Morning Prayer for this week for those who prefer not to worship online together with the weekly news sheet.

Times of Services

Every Sunday at 8am:  Holy Communion

This is a reflective ‘said’ Holy Communion service using Common Worship or occasionally the Book of Common Prayer.

First Sunday at 10am: All Age Service

This service lasts about 45 minutes and includes activities for every age, including our puppets, playlets, art, felt boards, interviews from days gone by; the possibilities are endless.

Second , Fourth and Fifth Sundays at 10am: Morning Worship

Worship is generally in a relaxed style with a creche and young church activities provided in the Church Centre.

Third Sunday at 10am: Holy Communion

The Holy Communion service is based on Common Worship with a creche and young church activities provided in the Church Centre.

Every Monday at 9am : Morning Prayer

Occasional Messy Church at 10am

Messy Church services are typically at Christingle, Palm Sunday and Harvest. The service starts with arts and crafts related to the occasion in the Church Centre, followed by a short interactive service in church and then lunch or refreshments back in the Church Centre.

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