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We are delighted to welcome you to St John’s, Colchester. We’re a Charismatic Evangelical Church of England church that gather for services on Sunday, broadcast a live service over YouTube and meet during the week in smaller groups and for other activities.  Do have a look around this site to find more details on all that is happening at SJC!

If you are a visitor or new to the area and want to know more, do email and we’ll be pleased to provide you with information or support. We look forward to seeing you in person!

St John’s PCC

Advanced warning – 17th March Colchester Half-Marathon

On Sunday 17th March, the Colchester half-marathon will take place meaning temporary road closures around St John’s. Please be aware that if you usually drive, your journey to church will be affected.

For more information about which roads will be closed and when, visit

Sunday 3rd March

9am – Morning Worship – Traditional service with organ or piano led worship – Holy Communion

10:30am – Contemporary Service – with band led worship – Children’s & Youth groups – Livestream

6:30pm – Evening Service – Contemporary service with band led worship – Everyone welcome but with a focus on older youth and young adults

The Great Big Meal

Click here to book your tickets for Maundy Thursday’s The Great Big Meal!

Tickets are limited so get in quick!

£8 for adults, £4 for children 16 and under

To be paid on the night by cash or card

Impact Weekends

Please check out our page from the link below to find out more details!

Click here to find more details and see what we are up to on our Impact Weekends

Easter 2024

Check out what is happening at SJC this Easter over on our Easter page

Romania evening Wednesday 28th February 8pm

You are all welcome to come along and hear an update about our support of the Romania mission: last year’s trips, the projects, the shoeboxes, Honey for Hope, and very importantly our plans for this year!
Come and see some films, hear from some of those that attended and be inspired to see the great work that God is doing. All welcome for an 8pm start.


We are currently running an Alpha course on Wednesday Evenings from 7:30pm – 9pm.

If you would still like to join in then please contact the office for more details or take a look at our Courses page.

New Preaching Series

For our new Preaching Series starting Sunday 7th January we will be exploring the book of Romans.

Click here to find out more

Honey for Hope

Why not give a wonderful gift of high quality, Transylvanian honey this Christmas and also support our work in Romania? Please contact either the office or our “Queen Bee” Eileen Read for more details, or take a look at our Honey for Hope web page BY CLICKING HERE

SJC Communities

Each community serves a local area or a group of people, whilst studying the Bible in discipleship groups and meeting socially to build friendships. Take a look at our SJC Communities page for more details.


Check out our Services page for more details on what is happening soon.

SJC Church Calendar

Text for the year 2024:

‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.’

Romans 1:16

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