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Dear friends,

Some good news to share.                                                                                                           CHURCH IS STILL OPEN DESPITE THE LATEST GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS !

  • We are maintaining social distancing (see images below) and our church is still open for worship.  A 30 minute said Holy Communion service is being held twice weekly. Seating will be limited and you will need to reserve a seat in advance. Please see here for further information on timings, what to expect and how to book your seat

                                   

  • As part of our Harvest celebrations, our congregation have been sharing things they have been thankful for during lockdown.  Please view our Reflection link below on Wednesday 21st.
  • For those that are unable to return in person to church at the moment, our Sunday services will still be shown on line, please see below for dates and timings:

        

  • Sunday 18th October -  (available from 8.00am) 

    Click here to view

  • Wednesday 21st October -  Harvest Reflection (available from 8.00am) 

    Click here to view

     

Past services have now been archived and moved to our Church service page

Our midweek events have been moved to our Archive page

Meet with us for coffee and a chat at 11.30am on Sundays in our zoom room. Please click here and follow the instructions.                         

  • If you have any items that you would like to donate to the local Foodbank, please leave them in the church porch.
  • Also note - Our Annual Meeting is being held in church on Sunday 25 October at 4.00pm. To view the agenda, please see here.  To access the previous (2019) minutes please see here.  If you would like to attend in person please contact Lindsay Jessop on 01704 576563 or lindsayjessop@gmail.com. 

         If you cannot attend in person, you are most welcome to join the meeting via a live              streaming. Please click here for more information.

        To join the meeting via Live Streaming, follow the information above and                   please click here around 3.45pm on Sunday 25 October.

  • w.e.f. Sunday 1 November  we will be holding an additional 30 minute family service (Bubble church), at 11.30am. Again space will be limited and if you wish to attend, please initially contact Linda Davies on 07720 784757 or lindajdavies28@gmail.com

  Bookings are now being taken for next week's services.

 

         

          

         

                                           

Jane's weekly message and Morning prayer

 

" Due to the current restrictions booking a place is essential”

 

During these difficult times, if you would like to support us financially, please follow this link

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury has also announced  -  "Daily Hope "  -  launched by Justin Welby, in April.

The service – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 –  has been set up as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, especially older people and anyone unable to join online church services.

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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES  -   Join our Buddy Scheme

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Please see our diary section on this website or our Facebook page for future events and dates.

 

 

 

     

 

 

Sharing God's Love,  Serving One Another

 

 


Our church

Welcome to the Website of St John’s Anglican Church, Ainsdale.

St John’s is situated in Ainsdale village a few miles south of Southport and is part of the Church of England, belonging to the Diocese of Liverpool.

Our Church is one which aims to nurture people in the Christian faith and to bring the love of Christ to those in our Community. This is shown both by the variety of Church worship styles that we offer to people each week and also in the many social events, community services and various activities for all ages that our members are involved in. There really is something for everyone at St. John’s!

We moved back into our Church in November 2017, having completed a 6-year building redevelopment scheme for both the Church building and the Church Hall. As a result of this, we now have a wonderful worship space as well as wonderful modern facilities which enable us to hold many other social events as well. Our Church building is now open every day of the week for all sorts of activities and is a Church which is truly at the heart of our community. The congregation have worked tirelessly to raise the incredible amount of over £600,000 to enable this development scheme to be competed (that’s why it took us 6 years to complete!) and everyone agrees that it has been well worth the effort!

Our team at St. John’s have felt wonderfully privileged to see the dedication and commitment of the congregation at our church to this redevelopment scheme, as the easy option of just doing the necessary repairs and replacing the old roof would have cost us less than half of what we ended up spending. To us this shows not only their dedication to the fundraising effort, but also their commitment to the community we are called to serve. This continuing commitment also means that you can be assured of a very warm welcome here - whenever you join us for worship or for a social gathering - and we're not talking about the underfloor heating!

We hope that you will enjoy exploring our website to find out a little bit more about us and that you will feel that you’d like to come along and meet us at some time in the near future.


Gallery

We now have a Gallery page where you can see pictures of the church and from recent events.

 

 We have signed up to, and support the ideals of the Church or England digital charter https://www.churchofengland.org/terms-and-conditions/our-digital-charter and the 'Contract for the Web' https://contractfortheweb.org/ from the World Wide Web Foundation.