What is Sunday like?
What happens at church during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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.
What happens at the service?
This depends on the service. All services include prayers, readings and a reflection. At the 9.45am service there is also music and singing.
What happens after the service?
We are now providing coffee and tea after the service. If you remember, please bring your own re-usable mug!
What is available for children at church?
Children are very welcome at St John's, we have a children's area and colouring table in the Church. Sunday
Sunday School is held during the 9.45am service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Sunday Munch for Year 7+ will take place at St John's on the 2nd Sunday of the month during the 9.45am Service and on the last Wednesday of the month during the evening at St Mary's in Oxted! We aim to help children explore what it means to live a Christian life and encourage discussion about topics that affect young people.
We also have our family friendly All Age Service (1st Sunday of the month at 9.45am) and All Together Service (3rd Sunday of the month at 9,45am).
Will there be a collection so I can give money?
Only contactless payments are possible at the moment but St John’s has a machine that will take these.
Is car parking available?
Please park in the overflow car park. If there are no spaces there please use the right-hand drive and, if that’s full, use the left-hand drive. This is important because people may be queuing to get into church, and we need to segregate traffic from people. Anyone who has difficulty walking may, of course, park next to the church.
I’m disabled, will I be able to get into the church?
Yes, we have step-free access at the side of the church and there will be plenty of people on hand to help you. We also have an accessible toilet inside the church.
Are there toilets in the church?
Two toilets are in use including an accessible toilet.