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Dear friends,

Some good news to share. 

  • Our church is now open for worship.  A 30 minute said Holy Communion service will be 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

  Bookings now being taken for our next service.

  • Note, our Private Prayer events have now ended. 

       

                                           

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 27th September -  (available from 8.00am) 

 

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

 

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

 

 

    

Update and message from Eirlys on our Book Club :

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good summer and have enjoyed (or are still enjoying) reading our Book Club book "Small Island".  I have now booked two get-togethers for us to discuss it. You still have plenty of time to read your book if you haven't had a chance yet.

The first is virtually via Google meet (I'll send an invite separately) on Monday 21 Sept at 7:30pm.

The second is in church on Wednesday 23 September at 2pm. We will be well spaced out and are unable to offer refreshments.

Can you let me know your availability and preference please? You are welcome to join both if you wish. I look forward to us getting together to see what you thought.

Every blessing,

Eirlys

 

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

 

Past services have now been archived and moved to our Church service page

Our midweek events have been moved to our Archive page


Please tell your friends and share the links - which will be available each week until further notice.          We hope you enjoy

 

Thank You to all those who spend several hours recording these productions, and a special Thank You to Giles for pulling it all together.

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury has also announced  -  "Daily Hope " .  Launched by Justin Welby, in April, has now received 173,000 calls from over 37,000 people – with calls topping more than two million minutes. This service will continue beyond lockdown.

The service – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – was 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 WHILST WE ARE CLOSED  -   Join our Buddy Scheme

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Whilst our church is closed you can still give food to the food bank by taking it to Ainsdale Methodist church. Donations can be left in the main foyer area, access via the door opposite the car park.

Opening times:  Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 to 3.00pm.  Thank you, and stay safe

 

 

       

COVID-19

The Church continues to be alive and active, but now our buildings must close.  Please see here  for further details.

 

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

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

     

 

 

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.