Summer Sundays at St John's

You are welcome to join us in church for any of the services.
Most Sunday Worship is live streamed.

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Sunday Morning - 10.30 am
Sung Mass with children's activities

music provided by St John's Choral Scholars

Family Mass on
4th Sunday of the month & School Holidays

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Sunday Evening -6pm
Family Mass with children's activities

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (school term)

Sunday Evening -6pm
Choral Evensong

4th Sunday of the month

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Sunday 19 June
Corpus Christi
Sung Mass
10.30 am
Am I really supposed to believe all this stuff without question? How do I resolve faith and intellect?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

How can the story of the creation of the world, given in Genesis, be believed, when it has been disproved by science? 

Why should we believe any of the other biblical stories?

How is Creation compatible with evolution?

Why hasn’t there been a significant revelatory event in the 2,000 plus years that have since elapsed?

Sunday 19 June
Corpus Christi
Family Mass
6 pm
What came first, God or space?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Did God make space/the universe or did space create God?

If God made the world and people in seven days, how does that explain dinosaurs being here millions of years before us?

Am I really supposed to believe all this stuff without question?

Sunday 26 June
Ss Peter and Paul
Family Mass
10.30 am
If God loves us so much, why does he allow bad things happen to good people?

Questions that are playing their part today: 

Why did God let his son die? While it is explained as Jesus died to save us from our sins, why could God not have done that without the sacrifice of his son?

Is Jesus the son of God or God personified? 

Why does God allow us to suffer, such as terrible events whether man made or natural (mass shootings, earthquakes, droughts etc) or personal events (children having incurable diseases, sudden death, violence or domestic abuse)?

Why does God not intervene in the senseless taking of lives? E.g American school massacre?

If ‘by his stripes we are healed’ why are some illnesses unto death/ not healed after praying?

Sunday 26 June
Ss Peter and Paul
Choral Evensong
6 pm
Sunday 3 July
St Thomas the Apostle
Sung Mass
10.30 am
What does the Bible say about questioning your faith?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Does our faith come naturally or through someone passing it on?

Sunday 3 July
St Thomas the Apostle
Family Mass
6 pm
What does the Bible say about questioning your faith?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Does our faith come naturally or through someone passing it on?

Sunday 10 July
Trinity 5
Sung Mass
10.30 am
Is God all knowing?

Questions that are playing their part today: 

Why do we pray aloud if God knows our thoughts?Are silent prayers enough?

How much faith in today’s world should we place in the Lord’s Prayer?

Why is there poverty?

What is vain faith?

Sunday 17 July
Trinity 6
Sung Mass
10.30 am
Why Jesus, rather than all the other Messiahs?

Questions that are playing their part today:

There have been many “messiahs” or “prophets” over time. Why have people followed Jesus over time, rather than other messiahs?

Sunday 17 July
Trinity 6
Family Mass
6 pm
Why Jesus, rather than all the other Messiahs?

Questions that are playing their part today:

There have been many “messiahs” or “prophets” over time. Why have people followed Jesus over time, rather than other messiahs?

Sunday 24 July
Trinity 7
Family Mass
10.30 am
How can you balance contentment with wanting more/ aspiring for better?
Sunday 31 July
Trinity 8
Family Mass
10.30 am
Why does God care if we believe in him or not?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

What was there before the Old Testament?

When did Christianity start?

Why do we believe in something that's not tangible?

What does it mean to say all scripture is God-breathed? What scripture?

If Jesus didn't come to change one jot or tittle of the law, why don't we keep the Jewish laws, festivals, etc.? Why have them at all if they were so easily replaced?

Sunday 7 August
Trinity 9
Family Mass
10.30 am
Can it be proven heaven really exists?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Will St Peter meet everyone at heaven's gate?

Sunday 14 August
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Family Festival Mass
10.30 am
What's all the stuff about Mary?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Why do catholic traditions especially revere Mary but protestant traditions do not?

Do you really expect me to believe that a virgin could give birth?

Sunday 21 August
Trinity 10
Family Mass
10.30 am
Why child baptism when Jesus was baptised as an adult?

Questions that are playing their part today:  

Why infant baptism?

Sunday 28 August
Trinity 11
Family Mass
10.30 am
How can we take time to refresh without guilt, when there is so much that needs to be done?

There is always so much that needs doing for everyone else - it can never end, how do we find ways to have some peace in our heads when we try and check ourselves out of these situations to refresh and reset ourselves? Without the guilt?! Without feeling that what you are already doing is not enough? Or is it not enough? It can look like other people find it very easy to look after themselves, but often they don’t seem to have or have managed to avoid taking on any ‘burdens’