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Dear friends,

Current update 9 May 2021:  

Good news:    Our church is now open

  • Sunday services resumed on Easter Sunday, 4th April at 10.00am
  • Wednesday services resumed on 14th April, at 10.30am
  • Our church AGM is being held in church on Sunday 23 May at 5.00pm.
  • We are maintaining strict social distancing and hygiene procedures to ensure you feel safe. Seating will be limited to around 35 people for all events and services. You will need to reserve a seat in advance. Please telephone Lesley Phipps on 07779 018115 to book and see here for further information on timings and what to expect.
  • All future Sunday morning services will also be live streamed and available on our YouTube link. To view our online services please use this link.

         Available on Sundays from 8.00am

       

     

 

                                              Our  weekly message  

 

Christian Aid Week 10-16 May

Did you know Christian Aid is 75 years old this year?

Christian Aid grew out of the need to support desperate refugees following World War 2. For 75 years Christian Aid has provided humanitarian relief and long term development support for communities battling poverty worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.

 

And yet today we face one of our greatest challenges of all – the climate crisis. As we contemplate how climate change impacts us, Christian Aid reminds us that many of our sisters and brothers around the world are being pushed to the brink of survival by the climate crisis. As Christians, we are inspired to help build the kingdom of God through giving, acting and praying,

A few of us are once again taking on the 300,000 step sponsored challenge by promising to walk 10,000 steps per day in May.

We know this is quite a commitment so we are asking you to "do it your way". You might like to walk around your garden, like Captain Tom did, or do a sponsored skip, or swim, cake bake challenge, sponsored silence or create your own personal challenge. Whatever you do, every £1 raised will go towards helping save lives. If you want to take part in the sponsored walk or your own sponsored activity or just want information or inspiration, can you let Eirlys know? (Tel 576563 eirlysjessop@gmail.com).

 

  • If you have any items that you would like to donate to the local Foodbank, please leave them in the church porch between 12.00 noon and 1.00pm on Mondays
  • During these difficult times, if you would like to support us financially, please follow this link

 

Join us for a virtual coffee from the comfort of your own home
 Meet with us for a virtual coffee and a chat at 11.30am on Sundays in our zoom room.                          Please click here and follow the instructions.    

              

  • Please don't forget. If you are renewing your home insurance please contact  Ecclesiastical Insurance  for a quote. If you take out an insurance policy with them you are helping our church financially - they will donate £ 150 to us for every policy issued.

 

  • Stay safe, God bless, Rev Jane Morgan

 

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

Our recent midweek and Saturday events have been moved to our Archive page     

          

                                               

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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES  -   Join our Buddy Scheme

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You can also support us particularly at this time of year by using Easyfundraising when you shop with retailers. Please do consider using this link whenever you can.

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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.

 

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.