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. 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 19th May:

This Sunday is Pentecost and we will be hearing about that at our 10am and 4pm services. Come and hear about God sending his Spirit to continue his mission to the world. Then at 7pm it’s ‘Holy Presence’. If you’re reading this before Saturday there may still be time to sign up for the Christian Aid Meal & Quiz and there’s a garden party after the 10am service with drinks and stalls.

If you are visiting us on Sunday, please ask the welcome team for a welcome pack and prayer is usually available after our services. 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 will be in the Church Centre on Tuesday from 10am until midday if you’d like to drop in for a chat or prayer (but I’m taking an assembly on Thursday 23rd so won’t be around until 11am).

God bless, Tom

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.