Groups & Activities

Craft Club
The Craft Club is a very informal group which meets in St John’s Church Centre, three times a month, on the first Wednesday from 9.45am until 4.00pm and on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 1.45pm until 4.00pm.
Wednesdays are Project Days when we bring our own projects and a packed lunch.  If you need help or advice starting something new or if you are stuck on an ‘unfinished object’, this is the time – there are plenty of people willing to help.  Thursday afternoons are more structured and we aim to try something different each session.  We hope that members will join in with the afternoon’s project but, if it doesn’t appeal, please still come along,  bring your own piece of work ,and just enjoy the company.
We charge £2 per session which covers a cup of tea or coffee and often the materials as well.  Any extra material costs are notified well in advance.
If you would like to see the programme for 2019, click here.  To speak to someone about the group please contact St. John’s office.

Man Up
A group just for men.  The purpose is to get together for an hour each week to chew on a bit of God’s word, and work out together how we can get tooled-up for everyday living.  It is open to all men: you don’t have to be super-spiritual, and you don’t have to bare your soul.  Do expect some good coffee, a comfy chair, and a safe place to explore what it means to be a Christian man in a tough world.  Look out for details of special events including Men’s Breakfasts and occasional socials.

Our current series is looking at the Revelation to John.  This is one of the most challenging books of the Bible to read and understand.  The graphic language and stark symbols need careful work to understand and to apply in relevant ways.  Do come and join the conversation as we grapple with this fascinating book.  The detailed programme for this term will be posted here shortly.

Men’s Shed
Southbourne Men’s Shed is a meeting room for all ‘older’ men living in the area who like to remain active and socialise with other men of the same age group without commitment.  It has well-equipped workshops where men can follow a hobby or interest, share skills, work on small individual or community projects, or just sit, relax, chat, and enjoy a cuppa or two in good company.  So why not join a group of men who can unite to finish a group, community or personal project or, perhaps, work alone on a hobby or interest whilst in the company of others.
More information can be found on their website:

Prayer Support
We are committed to praying for t our community.  If you would like to be prayed for or to meet for prayer, please get in touch with the St. John’s office.