Supporting Families Ministry

Thank you very much for your partnership in the gospel as part of the congregation at St. John’s.  We rely heavily on your prayers, your personal involvement and your financial support.  

We need to raise an additional £25,000 to fund our Families’ and Young People’s ministry this year.  This seems like a large sum, but if everyone on the electoral roll donated the equivalent of one take-away coffee per week, that would easily cover it. 

This ministry is critically important for outreach, for the next generation and for effective evangelism at St. John’s:  

  • Outreach: Love Southbourne has continued to engage with the village during Covid, showing Christ’s love in action. This has built valuable bridges into the community.
  • Next Generation:  None of us is getting any younger!  If we are to continue a vibrant and effective witness to the Lord Jesus at St. John’s we need to meet and include more young people.  This ministry is the way to do this.  
  • Evangelism: The majority of new members joining St. John’s, people coming to Alpha Courses and those joining Confirmation Classes have come from the Families’ and Young People’s ministry

We have identified a way we can access match funding.  This means that every £ 1 you give will be worth £ 2 to St. John’s.  For example, if you were able to donate £ 1,000 now and sign a Gift Aid declaration then this will be worth £ 1,250 to St. John’s plus a further £ 1,250 of match funding, meaning that your £ 1,000 will be worth £ 2,500!  

 If you are able to contribute towards funding this ministry at this time, would you please click this button to give online:  

If you would prefer to give by cheque or by direct transfer to St. John’s bank account, please contact the Treasurer, Ian Maclennan on and he will be glad to help you.  

Thank you.

Carter family
Richard, Kim and their family