We are the parish of St John The Evangelist in Highbridge, Somerset. Welcome to our web site.
Until the end of October...
St John’s is a friendly and accommodating parish church and you will be made very welcome.
We provide a range of worship styles throughout the week, and also a variety of opportunities to share in the life of our local neighbourhood, the town of Highbridge.
Typically, Sundays feature at least two acts of worship, beginning with a traditional Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer, at 8am. This is ‘said’, not featuring any hymns. It is followed at 9.30am by Parish Communion, using Common Worship: a sung communion with hymns and responses. Various other acts of worship are offered on particular Sundays. The details can be found on our diary or on our ‘Worship’ pages (follow the link above).
There are many other activities always going on in and around the church. Many are described on this site.
The church is open every day, except Mondays, so please do visit us, to stop and pray, to sit quietly or simply to soak up the atmosphere of the building.
All worship is open to everyone.
At the start of July we gathered as a church to explore our vision for the future.
Following on from our vision day, we are organising a series of six displays giving opportunity for prayer and reflection to help us deepen our faith and equip us for our journey.
Beginning on Sunday 14th September, and continuing until 24th October, this is a drop-in experience that we invite you to be part of. The church is open from 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat.
We will be focusing on the following topics:
- Wherever you are God is
- You are loved
- God asks “Do you love me?”
- Your gift is cherished
- The Sabbath is for you
- You are not alone
Times for further discussion on each topic are also on offer, the dates for which are shown on each of the displays. Again, all are welcome to these discussions.
All are welcome! Please make every effort to attend.
Trinity and Ordinary Time
Christianity is monotheistic, which means that we believe in a single, loving and personal God in our lives. "There is only one God” we proclaim as we say the Creed each Sunday. There is one God, but we also believe that God exists as three ‘persons’, and we refer to these persons as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is a wonderful image: God in relationship with God and from this three-in-one nature we can draw such important messages of fellowship, love and community. The three in one nature of God is referred to as The Trinity and at Trinity Sunday we celebrate this wonderful nature and remember that it is in fellowship and through relationships with those around us that we fully know God. Our communion service contains the phrase, “We are all one body because we all share in one bread”. We are united with God through the breaking and sharing of bread.
The Trinity is the last major Sunday until the end of October, and the time between Trinity Sunday and All Souls is often referred to as ‘Ordinary Time’, and each Sunday is often referred to in relation to Trinity. So, we have “the first Sunday after Trinity”, etc.