+ When can I visit?
We have many things taking place throughout the week, but perhaps the best place to start is on Sunday. You are very welcome to join us at 16.00 and 18.00, (do arrive early for tea, coffee and cake in the evening).
+ What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, we have no dress code!
+ What should I expect on a Sunday?
Our Sunday gatherings consist of singing, prayers and a talk. We usually sing about six songs, followed by a Bible reading and a talk to make you think and finally finish with a time of praying, allowing space for you to respond to what has been said. If you fancy, you can listen to our talks ahead of time!
+ What if I have doubts or questions, can I still come?
Of course! St John's isn't for people who have all the answers - that's why we meet together to explore Christianity as a whole church. If you do have lots of questions about the Christian faith we recommend the Alpha Course, which is a great place to explore faith further.
+ Is there parking?
Yes! Lordswood Girls' School has ample parking. If you have restricted mobility, turn left as you enter the school gates for parking closer to the entrance.
+ Do you have disabled access?
We do have disabled access to most of Lordswood Girls' School. Please ask a welome team member if you would like some assistance.
+ What activities do you have for kids/youth?
On a Sundays at 16.00, children aged 0-14 are welcome to join a group specifically designed for their age bracket. The older youth (age 14-18) then meet later on in the afternoon. Please visit our Sundays page for more information. If you have kids, it’s also helpful if you can arrive a bit early as we use a child-check in system and it may take a short time to register you if you are visiting for the first time.
Occasionally, we have an all age gathering which has something for everyone of every age and children are encouraged to stay and join in with the fun.
+ How do I join a team?
+ What is a small group?
A small group meets in the week, normally at someones house and it’s a great opportunity to get to know people better and ask deeper questions. We have three types of small groups at St John’s: Home Groups (based around location or interest), MNets (for men) and Talk Togethers (for women). Check out our small groups page to find out more.
+ Do you have provision for those hard of hearing?
Yes, we do have a hearing aid loop. Please make one of our welcome team aware when you arrive and they will show you the best place to sit.
+ How can I get to Lordswood Girls' School?
There are public transport links to Lordswood Girls' School. It is possible to catch a bus to Lordswood Road, and then walk a short distance to the school. Alternatively we have ample provision for parking.
+ Do you serve communion?
We serve communion on the second and fourth Sundays at our 16.00 gathering and on the third Sunday of the month at our 18.00 gathering. Find out more about our gatherings. We welcome anyone who would normally receive communion where they usually worship to join us. We also serve gluten-free bread and non-alcoholic wine.
+ Will I have to give money?
No. We do collect a financial offering in each Sunday gathering at St John’s, but this is for the benefit of our regular church goers – please feel under no obligation to give.
+ How and where can I receive prayer? Can someone pray for me?
We’d love to pray for you! You could visit our Healing Prayer Centre, drop in for prayer on the first Tuesday of the month, or ask someone at the end of Sunday gatherings – we have a dedicated prayer team to help. Check out our prayer page for more information.
+ Can I hire out your building?
We currently don’t have the capacity to hire out our halls or rooms as our calendar is already full. We hope to have more space on offer once we have finished our building project.
+ Where can I get information?
Our website is always a good place to start, you can use the search function in the footer of our website. Alternatively if you come on a Sunday our welcome team (wearing yellow lanyards) will be the first faces you see when you come to St John’s - they’ll be able to help you find your seats, check in your children or give you printed publicity that might help you find what you're looking for. And if you're still stuck, drop us an email at email@example.com.