Community & Groups

Craft Club
The Craft Club is a very informal group which meets in St John’s Church Centre, with various lead and free space sessions. There is a small charge to cover  tea, coffee and sometimes materials as well. Any extra costs are notified well in advance.
To speak to someone about the group please contact St John’s office or just call in during any of our sessions.

Book Club
Friendly and informal, meeting in the Church Centre on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. We discuss the book we have read in the previous month, supplied by the local library.

Pastoral Care
St. John’s have a strong pastoral mission and have a team in place to support the clergy in their pastoral care in the parish. Pastoral care comes in many forms across the parish, and includes visiting people in their homes, being part of care home life and sharing communion with those who can not get to the services.

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.

For more information about any of the community groups and activities, please contact the St. John’s office.