Our family church service has a focus on our children and families, but is open to everyone. We are all family here at St John’s! The service is relaxed, with activities for the children to get involved in, and with an easy message for them to understand. The Eucharist is often celebrated during this service. Join us after worship too for refreshments and a chance to chat with friends old and new.
At Café church, just as we all enjoy a relaxing meal with friends or meeting up for coffee, we sit around tables as we participate in the service. After coffee and cake, there is usually a visual presentation of some aspect of the Christian faith, followed by discussion. Meanwhile, the children are involved in various activities and present what they have made to the grown ups towards the end of the service. Singing is lively and various people offer prayers or say something about themselves. It’s a great way of getting to know people and learning more about Christianity.
Messy Church is just like it sounds! It is a very informal service and is for all ages. You will find lively singing, activity stations scattered throughout the church for the children to explore, and food and drink provided throughout. There will usually be a children’s address, and a moment for us all to join in the Eucharist together. It’s relaxed and joyful.
Learning Church aims to help everyone discover more about the Christian Way. There is nothing technical or high-brow – just a deeper appreciation of what it means to be human and to be fashioned in the image of God. The focus is on memorable stories from the Bible with a message for contemporary living. The Eucharist is often celebrated during this service. It also gives you the chance to catch up with familiar, and new, faces over coffee and biscuits. after the service.
The Eucharist can take many different forms across the Church of England. Here at St John’s you will find a quiet service of thanksgiving which will include listening to readings from the Bible, a sermon, prayers, and singing. Everyone is then welcome to receive the consecrated bread and wine, or a blessing if you would prefer. It is a quiet, contemplative service which offers a moment of rest in our busy lives. Coffee and biscuits are shared after the service.
|Sunday of the Month||Service||Church||Times|
|1st Sunday||Family Church (with Eucharist)||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.30|
|2nd Sunday||Cafe Church||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.30|
|3rd Sunday||Messy Church (with Eucharist)||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.30|
|4th Sunday||Learning Church (with Eucharist)||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.30|
|5th Sunday||Eucharist Service||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.30|
|We also hold a Wednesday morning service which is followed by coffee.||Eucharist Service||St John's Church, Penistone.||10.00|