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We are a diverse and lively bunch of people, learning to follow Jesus, love people and transform the world around us.  We are part of the New Wine network of churches and are an Anglican Church, in the Diocese of Chelmsford. We gather as SJC Communities during these unusual times.

Being part of an SJC Community

Our Communities are the place to ‘feel like we belong’ at SJC. They’re where we’re ‘known and grown’ as followers of Jesus- meeting regularly to do life, worship, pray together and serve the world around us in different ways. Each Community serves a local area, or a particular group of people. These Communities are all sorts of shapes and sizes, for all ages and stages, and we’re sure there will be one for you to feel a part of and feel at home in. Ask a friend which one they belong and join theirs, visit our SJC Communities page or click here to tell us which one you’re interested in visiting and becoming a part of and you’ll be sent an invite.

Gathering on Sundays

Currently our two online ‘gatherings’ enabling us to have ‘Church at Home’ are available
from 9am each Sunday on the St John’s Church Colchester YouTube channel and are available 24/7 so you can watch at a time convenient to you. When we are able to gather together again, we will worship and receive life-giving teaching and encouragement for the week ahead, so as to envision us and equip us to live life to the full. There are always opportunities to receive prayer during our gatherings and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Prayer at SJC

Prayer is central to the life of SJC, with gatherings throughout the week, in our Communities and at our Prayer Gatherings. Click here to get see how you can get involved…

Our Team

Rev Andy Sachs

Vicar

Rev Viv Whitfield

Rev Viv Whitfield

Curate

Tim-blackwhite

Rev Tim Solosy

Curate

Clare Luxton

Clare Luxton

U18 & Young Families Director

Wendy Tiffin

Wendy Tiffin

Church Administrator/PCC Secretary

Maria Read

Maria Read

Discipleship Year Hub Coordinator

Dave Gentry

Dave Gentry

Operations Director

Heather Haddow

Ordinand

Mary Anthony

Mary Anthony

Pastoral Care Coordinator

Jo Roberts

Jo Roberts

Administrator

Celia Simcox

Celia Simcox

Lay Preacher

Nicky Sirett

Nicky Sirett

Church Warden

Nik Read

Church Warden

Resource Church

SJC is a resource church with a vision to use its buildings and facilities to serve the community and beyond. As well as working with other churches in Colchester we work in partnership with the churches of Greenstead with St Anne’s and St Mary’s, Wivenhoe.

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