We bless you for our
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your inestimable love
in the redemption
of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ,
for the means of grace,
and for the hope of glory.
|Our regular services:
8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
except on the Second Sunday of each month..
when we have 'The Gathering' from 9.30am followed by
10.00am Holy Communion
10.30am Holy Communion
Full details are available in the parish magazine
and on the Church notice boards
- service pattern does vary around major Festivals etc
journey in life is one of hope in which we trust that God's grace
at work amongst us through the power of the Holy Spirit will bring
into being God's purpose for all creation.
As we do so, we recognise what the Church has
described through the centuries as 'means of grace': Ways in which
we make close encounter with the presence of God - and Christians
recognise the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as the supreme
focus of that encounter: One which we can connect with and respond
to in prayer and worship.
Within the Communion we also
open our hearts to God's peace: Not just a gentle sense of calm -
but the peace of forgiveness and reconciliation which we are
challenged to bear out into the world in our daily lives.
fulness of worship is then not just the time spent in private
prayers, or in services in Church: It is in offering our lives for
the service of all God's people as we pray at the end of the
.. we offer you our
souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out
the power of your Spirit
to live and work
to your praise
fortunate in having plenty of space within the church building
which allows for movement whether in festive processions or, as
illustrated below, when we encircle the nave in light at our
Christingle service early in the New Year.
Our Church and School were encircled together in the
symbolic act of forming a moving human white band in support of
the 'Let's Make Poverty History' campaign in 2005. Such events are
visible signs of the prayer and action which go hand in hand to
express the fulness of worship.
|| Daily Prayer provided by the
official Church of England web site
Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.
We bring all manner of life's joys and sorrows into the
context of worship:
In our prayers of thanksgiving and for the
needs of the world and it's peoples,
In Baptisms, Weddings and
On civic and community occasions...
Remembrance Sunday to our annual Well-dressing
John's there is a memorial cross erected in memory of those who
gave their lives during the First World War. On this spot there
had been a shrine during the War with lists of those serving in
the forces. The images below show the crowds gathered to pray on
the occasion of the shrine's unveiling.
Also, in our churchyard is a unique feature, the 'Via
Crucis', a processional entrance to the church lined with
panels carved in stone depicting the scenes from Jesus'
condemnation by Pilate through to the crucifixion.
[External Link to school website]
|| Bennett Centre (Church Hall)
|| Via Crucis
|| Booklets and publications
| More about our Mission and Ministry
- Cherishing our inheritance of Christian faith
There is something special about meeting for worship on a site where
people have met for over 1300 years to hear the scriptures and sermons,
and to share the bread and wine in Communion.
- we strive to welcome all
We're fairly accessible... and are working on the ways in which we're
not so accessible.
- and share the joy of the Gospel message in
'Gospel' means good news ... it is about joy and hope.
- through concern for the wholeness of individuals
There is no-one with whom we cannot pray...
and there is no situation beyond prayer...
and Action goes alongside Prayer...
hence our commitment to support mission and ministry beyond our own
Ministry of reconciliation is available
- and active involvement
in community life in all its diversity
Which includes welcoming the community into our building for arts
events, to enjoy fellowship and hospitality, and just to find space.
And our members living and working to enrich the wider community in
their daily lives...
| Church of England
|| Diocese of Bath & Wells [External Link]
Registered Charity 1133925