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Latest News

There is plenty going on at St John's and we want to keep you up to date with all our news! Please see the articles below to view our recent news. If you would like to receive our weekly email including news and details of our services and events, then please sign-up here. Please also see our social media pages for regular updates.

This Sunday's Services

We would like to try this pattern of services at St John's for the month of June.  As you start to attend these services please let me know your feedback both good and bad about how things are developing.  We will be trying a few new things along the way.  
 
Services this month
Sundays:
8.30am - Said Eucharist
9.45am Parish Eucharist, with music

Live Stream 
Our 9.45am Service will be available via Live Stream here

Thursday:
Our 12noon Mid-week Holy Communion service is now on a Thursday. 

Attending Church Services:
We understand that the legal restrictions on our worship environment have now largely been lifted. We will still be encouraging all attendees to wear face masks. We are conscious that some people will want to observe social distancing. We respect this and will ensure there is space. Generally, we will proceed with caution, and continue to look out for one another.  The way we prepare and share Holy Communion and the Peace for now will stay the same. 

    
 

Mid-Week Eucharist - Wednesday at 12pm:

 The Thursday experiment failed!  The Mid-week Eucharist returns to Wednesdays at 12pm from this Wednesday 22nd September at 12 noon.   

 
 

 

Update on COVID measures at St John's: 

Although things have changed, we will still take a great deal of care for one another at services in the following ways:

  • We strongly encourage mask wearing when moving around the building and when in the pews as far as possible
  • You may sit where you like but please respect social distancing where possible and especially if someone requests it.
  • Ministers and Choir members are taking Lateral Flow tests before services to ensure they are not COVID positive
  • The Eucharist is prepared safely (covered and the priest uses hand sanitiser and is masked for distribution and preparation) - we are still giving bread only.
  • We are not sharing the peace with a hand-shake or passing round the collection plate - instead contactless giving is available at the back of church.
Thank you for helping us protect each other.

Church Open Daily from Sunday 5th September

From Monday 5th September our church will be open every day for individual private prayer. 

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival

Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival will be held 9 - 16th October 2021. The festival comprises a week of activities devoted to mental health and well-being: providing a forum for discussion, sharing information and providing answers to questions people may have. We are able to offer talks and workshops about a wide variety of topics. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘we’re all in this together’, an important message for us all to remind ourselves of.

There is a packed schedule for you to choose from this year and some sessions will also be available via Zoom / recording to catch up. 

Love Me Love My Mind

 

Yo Yos is Back:

Yo Yos is also back, thanks to some lovely volunteers!  A baby and toddler group which meets in the York Rooms on Wednesdays, 9.15-11.30am during term time. Drinks and cake will be provided for adults but please provide your own for your children for this term
 

Fortnightly Coffee Mornings:

We are delighted to be able to reinstate our fortnightly coffee mornings at St John’s following a very long break during the coronavirus pandemic.  We look forward to welcoming our previous ‘regulars’ and would be very pleased to see some new faces too.  Our get-togethers are primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at those who live alone and are a great way to make new friends and catch up on local news.  It could be a good way to start venturing out again after a long time of restrictions.  We serve ‘real’ coffee and tea with biscuits (and occasionally cake if we’re lucky!) in convivial surroundings.  We will, of course, comply with any remaining covid-related requirements.  If you need a lift to get there please phone Barbara on 715636.

Worship at Home: 

Now our online you tube services have come to an end there will be various options to still worship at home if you are most comfortable worshipping in this way.

  • St John's will be live-streaming their main Sunday morning service and will send out a link each week with the weekly email. This weeks link can be found here
  • The Church of England also make an online service available from different churches across the country each week.  You can sign up to receive the link each week here 
  • We are very keen to bring Holy Communion at home to any who would like to receive it either just occasionally or more regularly.  If you would like someone to visit you in a COVID-safe manner with Holy Communion please can you contact Revd Anna on revd.anna@gmail.com or tel.712674 

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