Resuming Worship - July 2020

Update

 
We are pleased to announce that from Sunday 12 July 2020 worship will begin again at St John's.   The church will continue to be open from 10am - 12noon for private prayer, and during that time (at our usual 10.30am time) there will be a short period of shared worship. 
We have looked very carefully at how this can be arranged safely and have decided this will be a short simple service for up to 20 people only.  We are not yet able to sing together or share refreshments after the service.  We will be following national guidelines for social distancing and safety at all times and members of St John's will be present during the period for private prayer to help ensure everyone is protected.  If you would like to use a face covering please feel free to do so.
 
Please note these new arrangements will mean we will no longer be opening the church for private prayer on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
 
For those who feel they are not able to attend for the time being, we will continue to stream our Sunday service via our Facebook page Swalecliffe St Johns and our You Tube channel.    
 
Our Church continues to worship God and care for each other as well as continuing to pray for our community, for good physical, emotional and spiritual health as well as offering practical help where we can.  If you have any specific prayer requests please get in touch HERE
There are plenty of resources to help you keep connected.  Check out our Worship Online page.  If you are worried about internet security please have a look at our Tips for Online safetyIf you have any questions about coming to St John's for private prayer, or you or someone you know needs help, and you think we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07510838123 or via our contact form.
'The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.'
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
Revd David Vannerley
Jane Myhill, Children & Families Minister

'We are here to grow closer to God, to share the Gospel of Christ, and to serve our community'

St John's Parish Church Safeguarding

St John's Parish Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We have adapted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.  The term 'safeguarding' covers the protection of both children and vulnerable adults.  You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.canterburydiocese.org/safeguarding/
Find our own page on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by clicking HERE
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