We have three services every weekend, each with a different style. Here at St John's we believe in expository preaching from God's Word (the Bible) and each term our sermon series mainly follows a book of the Bible to help us understand and apply God’s Word today so that we can glorify God and be effective disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8:30am COMMUNION Service
A traditional Prayer Book Anglican service. Each time we meet together we devote a good amount of time to readings from Scripture, (with readings from the Old Testament, Psalms, Gospels and Epistles). This service also has Holy Communion (also known as the Lord's Supper), using the 1st Order Service from the Prayer Book and 2nd Order Service (where the congregational responses are sung). This service tends to run for an hour and fifteen minutes. There is a genuine warmth of friendship and fellowship among congregation members and we share in morning tea together immediately following the service.
10:30am Family Service
A Service for all ages. We sing a mix of modern songs and traditional hymns, and celebrate Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month. We include a regular Children’s Spot followed an opportunity for the children to attend an age-appropriate ministry called Sunday Club in the Parish Hall. Following the service we have morning tea together and once a month we have lunch together at one of the several different parks in and around Tamworth.
5pm Evensong Service
1st Sunday of the Month. This service is a smaller and quieter traditional reflective sung service, led by our choir. We hear from God's Word as it is read and preached.
5pm Communion Service
This service is a shorter service, but is not Anglican-lite.
Monday to Friday
8am Morning & 5pm Evening Prayer
Also known as 'The Daily Office', this is a time during the day where Christians pray and read the Bible. These services are accompanied by daily Scripture readings which include readings from the Psalms, Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospels, as well as confession of sin, thanksgiving to God and the wonderful reminders of God’s grace found in Jesus’ sin bearing death for us and his resurrection from the dead!
J.I. Packer when speaking about ‘The Daily Office’ reflects:
“None of us will ever find a better pattern for private prayer and Bible-reading anywhere than that offered by the Prayer Book’s own daily offices.”
Everyone is welcome to come. A great way to start and end one's working day!
10:30am Holy Communion
This is small, intimate service, hearing from God’s Holy Word and being reminded of the transforming, saving power of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ through word, song, prayer and communion.
12pm Healing Service
This is a service where we gather together to ask God to heal us (whether it be from sickness, sin, addictions, or various other trials). At this service Holy Scripture is read and discussed, with an opportunity to confess our sins and be reminded of God’s wonderful grace as we share in Holy Communion together around the Lord’s Table. There is also an opportunity for those who would like to be anointed with oil and ask God for healing. If you or someone you know needs healing from anything we would encourage you (and them) to come to this service.