Church and Community

Church Life

Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians throughout the world, all seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.

Christianity is all about a relationship with God within a community of the faithful. Therefore, the best way to find out about faith and prayer, to raise questions and to seek answers, is to meet other Christians by attending church and being open to what might happen there.

fontMarking the Milestones of Life
The Church also helps us mark the milestones on the journey of life. Thus, in addition to the regular weekday and Sunday services, the Church offers Weddings, Blessings, Baptisms, Confirmation, Funerals, Memorial Services and other commemorations. If you wish to find out more about any of these, please contact the Vicar.

The Church in the Community
St John’s plays a significant role in the city centre as a focus of community life and as a venue for social and cultural activities. The church is open 7 days a week, and is staffed by volunteers who are always willing to answer questions about the church, or to signpost people who may be in need of particular services or advice. Click here to read our current Mission Action Plan.

The churchyard around St John’s is one of the few green spaces in the city centre. Our vision is for it to be a pleasant and welcoming mini-park, for the benefit of local residents, businesses and visitors. This has involved partnerships with the City Council, business neighbours, and residents, as well as third sector and educational organisations.

The Church Hall

The Church Hall is available for the use of community groups to hire throughout the week.
Call the Parish Office on 0191 232 0483 to enquire about bookings.

A popular Coffee Morning takes place in the Church Hall every Saturday, with tea and coffee, cakes and sandwiches available from 9am-12.30. Why not come and join us?

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