FAQ's 

 

Do I live in the parish of St. John's?
If you would like to find out where the parish boundaries for St. John's are, you can find them here 
parishmap

What do I need to get married at St John's?
For those who live in St John's parish, or can demonstrate a
qualifying connection here. Wedding services are taken by one of the clergy. 

What do I do if I'd like to get my child baptised?
Those enquiring about baptism for their child should contact the
Church Office to arrange an appointment.

What do I do if I'd like to have a service of thanksgiving for the birth of a child?
The Church of England has a special service which enables you to give thanks to God for the birth of a child and for the child to receive God's blessing. Many people opt for this service, rather than a baptism, since it does not involve the same kind of specific Christian promises or statements of church commitment which the baptism service makes.

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)  Celebrate (all age) services on the 1st Sunday of each month.
    •    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. John's Church & 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.

  St. John's Church
  St. John's Close
  Colchester
  Essex
  CO4 0HP


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 for 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 do email or call us 01206 843232 for more information.