Sunday is the day when Christians are called in particular to remember God’s command on the seventh day to rest.
At St John’s there are three opportunities to worship on a Sunday. All of our worship is centred on the Mass, or Eucharist. In this we do what Jesus commanded at his last supper with his disciples: “do this in remembrance of me.”
If you have never been to church or to St John’s before you would be very welcome. There is no need to be nervous – just come along and be in God’s presence.
9am Low Mass (altered from 8am)
This lasts for about half an hour and is celebrated in the beautiful side chapel. It is quiet, prayerful and a wonderful way to begin your Sunday morning.
This is our main act of worship on a Sunday and is well attended. It is dignified without being stuffy. It is supported by good music and our choir and is very open to children, who assist at times in our worship. There is a sermon to help and inform our Christian living in the wider world. This Mass lasts about an hour.
6pm Benediction – Not during the Summer holidays
Benediction is a very short service of adoration. The consecrated host, the bread from the Mass, is placed on the altar. In it, Jesus comes into our midst. There are prayers and a small amount of singing. Finally the congregation are blessed with the host, Jesus imparting his blessing upon us. Benediction lasts about fifteen minutes.
For exact details of what is happening this week please take a look at our ‘This week at St John’s page’ with full details of events and services this week.