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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

Sunday 21st April

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

10:30am – Morning Worship – Contemporary service with band led worship – Livestream – with children & youth groups

4pm – Families at 4 – Sensory activities, play, making, stories & food for families with pre-school children

6:30pm – Evening Service – Contemporary service with band led worship

New Vicar!

Please click here to read the announcement that our Churchwardens have made regarding the vacancy and the appointment of our new vicar, Rev Paul Dever.

New Preaching Series

On Sundays from April until the summer, we are going to be using the Lectionary.  This is the official list of readings for the Church of England which many churches follow closely (including our MMP churches). We have chosen a passage for each week which has been taken from the Lectionary and most (but not all) of these are from John and 2 Corinthians.

Head to our Services page to find out more.

Watoto Choir

YOU’RE INVITED!!! Come join us on Tuesday 7th May at 6:30pm as the Watoto Children’s Choir sings, dances, and shares their stories of restoration and hope.

This is a free concert that features music from their new album, “Better Days—There Is Hope.” We can’t wait to see you there!

Click here to reserve a free ticket!

Easter 2024 - Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our Easter events and services – and to the many people who helped make them happen!


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.

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

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.

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


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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