WORK AND WORSHIP AT ST JOHN'S
An introduction to the life of St John's Church, Flixton
Our worship is liturgical, with different orders of service, taken from the Church of England’s ‘Common Worship’, for different times of the year. We incorporate a degree of informality and flexibility within these, too.
Our music is a mix of old and new. An informal singing group shares worship songs during the administration of Holy Communion, and our hymns and songs are accompanied by organ, piano and/or guitars, as suits their style.
* First Sunday of the month at 10.30am is our All-Age Worship, with most children in church for the whole service (which lasts around one hour). Members of uniformed groups are encouraged to come along, too.
* Most other Sunday services at 10.30am are family-friendly celebrations of Holy Communion, with Sunday School for children for part of the time in the church hall, and a crèche space for the youngest (with sound relay for parents) in the side-chapel of the church. We begin and end all together as a family, and our worship is over around 11.45am, followed by a chat over tea, coffee and biscuits.
* An Evening Service is held in the side chapel at 6.30pm. It takes the form of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month. On other evenings we use the framework of ‘Services of the Word’. There is a relaxed atmosphere, but time for quiet thought and discussion, too.
* On Thursday mornings at 10.30am we share Holy Communion, and occasional worship in Morning Prayer. This is in the side chapel and usually attended by members of Trafford Heart and Stroke Club and residents of De Brook Lodge old people’s home (which is opposite the church), among others.
The church home groups (see http://www.stjohnsflixton.org.uk/organisations/home-groups.php) meet, usually fortnightly, in a number of homes. Anyone can join any of them – you don’t have to wait to be asked. These are informal evenings together for study, discussion and prayer, where we can support each other and build our faith in a small “cell” style setting.
There are meetings for men (see http://www.stjohnsflixton.org.uk/organisations/mens-meetings.php) and ladies (see http://www.stjohnsflixton.org.uk/organisations/ladies-meetings.php), often in venues away from the church itself. See our Information Bulletin (available free in church) for more details.
For information about other activities and organisations, see Regular events at St John's.