Helping You

Weddings

If you’re getting married, congratulations! A wedding is one of life’s great moments – yes it’s a time of solemn commitment, but it’s also a time of great celebration of love, a time of feasting and joy, and the Church is very pleased to celebrate with you. For more information, please get in touch with the clergy team via the Contact Us page.

Baptisms

In a Baptism the baptised person starts their journey in the Christian faith within the fellowship of the Church. In bringing your child for baptism you make certain promises to bring him or her up in the Christian faith. At St John’s we’d like to do everything we can to help you fulfil those promises, and as part of that we expect to see the children and parents in church on a regular basis. To arrange the event, please get in touch with the clergy team via the Contact Us page.

Funerals

This is always a sensitive issue if you have just been faced with the need to arrange one. Please get in touch with the clergy team via the Contact Us page to discuss the arrangements.

Visiting

This is one of the traditional roles of the parish priest that is also shared by other members of St Johns, and is valued by those who are housebound or infirm; it is done on a request basis rather than mechanically working our way through the electoral roll …in other words, if you would value a visit, feel free to get in touch with the clergy team via the Contact Us page; our ministers or a lay member of the team  are always happy to sit with or visit or talk to or pray with people who ask or who have a specific thing they want to share. Additionally, St Johns serves Communion to people in a number of care homes in St Leonards.

Prayer

Prayer is a vital foundation for the life of St Johns. It naturally forms part of our church services and at specific times (for example, after some of our evening services) we meet as a congregation to do nothing else but pray. You are of course welcome to be a part of that.