St John's Church is an Anglican Church on Church Street in Highbridge. We are an open and welcoming church. We are here to be available for all in the parish of Highbridge, and beyond. The church is open daily throughout the week from 9am to 5pm (approximately). You are very welcome to come in and take some time to sit and pray, or just sit... You can find Sunday worship times by clicking on the box on the right. Please browse around the site and perhaps come along to share the life of Christ together.

Ascension Day

APCM

This Sunday sees St John’s annual parochial church meeting (APCM). It begins at 10.30am in the church hall and is the time when we can all gather to share in our stories of what has gone before this year, and what is yet to come. It is our annual meeting where we look at all the activities that we do as a Christian community, giving thanks to God for all the gifts of talents and experience we have received. We appoint people to be part of the Parochial Church Council and we look at what plans we have for the year to come. If you are on the electoral roll of the church, you are able to come and vote. Please do consider doing so: St John’s is for us all.

Ascension Day

Ascension Day

Forty days following his resurrection, the Acts of the Apostles tells us that Jesus “was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” (Acts 1:9). This was clearly a major moment in the emergence of what has become the Christian church. Christians believe that Jesus will return, and we celebrate the Ascension accordingly. The day is marked at St John’s with a special Holy Communion, featuring incense. All are welcome to the worship: it begins at 7.30pm.

Pentecost: 15th May

Pentecost: 15th May

Easter, which began on Easter Sunday, comes to a close at Pentecost, when we celebrate Pentecost. After his resurrection, Jesus told his disciples that after he returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit would come to care and encourage them as they began to do his work and teach about the true nature of God. Pentecost is when this began. At Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the spirit, not just for the disciples but for all of us. Filled with the spirit we can do amazing things. We can share the love of God and we can reach out into the world around us. This year Pentecost, which is 50 days after Easter, is on 15th May. We are holding a very special evening service to celebrate Pentecost this year. It will be in Highbridge Community Centre at 7pm, and will be led by Dave Bilbrough. This is a churches together initiative, and Dave is a great worship leader.

More about Dave Bilbrough here

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Every year we celebrate the power of prayer in this international event. You can find out a lot more about the way the world day of prayer operates by visiting the Day of Prayer’s web site, but the major important feature is that it is an act of unity that seeks to bring people from […]

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#Paris

At the end of each service of Holy Communion, the Common Worship liturgy directs the minister to say, ‘Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord’, at which point the congregation reply, ‘In the name of Christ, amen.’ It is, if nothing else, the basis for a profound mission statement for all churches. But […]

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