Welcome to St. John’s Church, Southbourne, a friendly community of people following Jesus, who look forward to welcoming you on a Sunday or during the week. There is lots going on for all ages, with many groups and activities for children, young people and adults.


In the ‘Headlines’ box you’ll find a link to this week’s newsletter and all the latest information.

If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Church office. The church building is currently only open when services or other activities are taking place. If you would like to visit, please contact us to arrange a convenient date and time.

This week’s letter from our vicar, Tom Robson, for Sunday 10th December:

This Sunday we continue into Advent, at the 10am come and hear from the prophet Isaiah the song of comfort for God’s people. At the 4pm it’s our scratch nativity – come and be part of the story of Jesus’ birth. At 6.30pm we have an online prayer meeting with a focus on our Christmas outreach. This Wednesday we have a 9.30am quiet communion and new screens are going up in Church.

Our aim is: ‘Together, to make Jesus known.’ We would love the chance to get to know you and share more of the life and faith of our church. I am often around Tuesdays and Thursdays (term-times) from 10am-12pm in the Church Centre. If you are visiting us on Sunday, please ask the welcome team for a welcome pack and prayer is usually available after our services. God bless,


The PCC of the Parish of Southbourne with West Thorney has adopted, follows and supports the House of Bishops’ and Diocesan policy and practice guidance on safeguarding. In addition to this national policy you can see our own policy, procedure and safeguarding documents here.