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 year our Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday 25th April, 7.30pm in Church. Click here to read or download the agenda, minutes and reports.

This week’s letter from our vicar, Tom Robson, for Sunday 28th April:

This Sunday at 10am, come and hear what happened as Jesus went back to glory and the promise of his return. At the 4pm we’re continuing in a series on whole-life discipleship and thinking about how we all have a part to play. Then at 6.30pm it’s our monthly prayer meeting in the Church, do join us if you can.

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 and Thursday from 10am until midday if you’d like to drop in for a chat or prayer.

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.