New to St John's?


Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about us.




At St John’s, we believe that being a Christian is not just about coming to church on a Sunday. We want to be a church that makes and trains disciples of Jesus; people who want to follow Jesus and see his kingdom coming in every situation: in work, at school, at home and out and about. We know that there are many challenges to being a Christian and we want to explore these together, supporting and encouraging one another, praying for each other and the world. You will find us a dynamic and diverse community which seeks to bring the love of God and the life of Jesus into the everyday.

 

Meet some of the SJC Team here... 

Andy our Vicar and his wife Vanessa


Hannah our Curate


 

Jonny our Worship Director


 

Where & when does the church meet?

Sunday Service Times:
    •    9.00am A more traditional Service with organ, ensemble, hymns & worship.
    •    10.00am Refreshments.
    •    10.30am Informal service with worship band (with children's groups for those aged 0-13). Occasionally we have Celebrate services on high days & holidays where children join the rest of the church family for the service.
    •    6.30pm Contemporary service with worship band followed by refreshments.

Aim to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:
St Johns Church
St Johns Close
Colchester
Essex
CO4 0HP
You can see a map on our contact us page
There is parking available on site, please be respectful to our neighbours on adjoining roads, and there is no parking allowed on Clay Lane Grove.

SJC SITE
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. We sing together and there will be a preach from one of the leaders at the Church with a chance to respond at the end of the service.

Refreshments are available at 10.00am between our morning services, and again after our 6.30pm service. There is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

 

What happens to the kids at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church for ages 0–13 during our 10.30am service. Registration with your children is in the family room before the start of the service. Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we sing a song together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. 

Baby changing facilities in both the church and Community Centre.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.

 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please take a look at our FAQ's to see if your question may be answered there.  Also please do also feel free to contact us if you need more info.