Services at St John in the Wilderness

The Eucharist will be celebrated each Sunday at 10.30 am. In the short term we will retain the opportunity, in part of the church, for social distancing to continue until everyone is confident to use the seating to its full capacity.  Also we will continue to ask those attending to respect the policy of mask wearing, and hand sanitizers will also be in place for your use.  If you have any questions please email: sjiwadmin@withycombe.org.uk

SUNDAY ALL AGE EUCHARIST

10:30 am, From Sunday 3rd October an All Age celebration of the Eucharist, with hymns and sermon. The Eucharist (also called ‘Holy Communion’, ‘The Lord’s Supper’ or ‘The Mass’) is the principal act of Christian worship.

The 10.30 am Eucharist is a celebration, which has been created to reflect the needs of all ages with hymns and a sermon. We have brought together the more traditional aspects of our former 9.30 am service and combined them with the family friendly aspects of our family service that used to take place before the pandemic at 11.30 am. This reflects our desire to create a single 'family of Christ' at St John in the Wilderness.

At the Eucharist we obey the command given to his disciples by Jesus at the Last Supper when he took bread and wine, thanked God, and gave it to his disciples saying ‘This is my body… This is my blood’, telling them to ‘Do this in remembrance of me’.

In the Eucharist we proclaim the Lord’s saving death and resurrection, we are assured of his living presence among us, and look forward to the coming of the kingdom and the heavenly banquet, of which the Eucharist is the foretaste.

It is a dignified, simple and friendly service that welcomes all ages to a weekly Sunday service.

SUNDAY 11.30 AM SERVICE

​​Suspended, From 3rd October this service has been fully suspended and combined within the 10.30 am All Age Eucharist - see above.

 

At St John in the Wilderness we have taken the decision to combine our two Sunday services into a single All Age Eucharist at 10.30 am.

As a new service it will obviously develop over the coming months to recognise the needs of all those who are attending.

Please feel assured whatever your age, or those of your children, there will be a welcome for you and a Sunday service that is appropriate to you wherever you are on your Christian 'journey'.  We look forward to welcoming you.

WEEKDAY SERVICES

10.00 am, every Tuesday: A Holy Eucharist following the Order of The Book of Common Prayer.

A more traditional service. This service lasts thirty minutes.