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.

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This week’s letter for Sunday 1st October from our vicar, Tom Robson:

I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped with all that contributed to our Harvest events last week. We had over 200 people through the prayer reflections, and a joyful service of celebration on the Sunday morning. It was great to be reminded of all that we can thank God for, materially and spiritually.

Today (Sunday 1st), at both our 10am and 4pm services, come and hear how Boaz models a Christ-like kindness to Ruth, that we can also know from God. I’m also leading a reflective Communion service at 6.30pm tonight in Church, and we have a midweek service Wednesday at 9.30am. I won’t be in the centre on Tuesday morning, but will be on Thursday.

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.