Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to discuss the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment. Our Alpha course in autumn 2013 consists of 7 sessions, looking at topics including ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and how do I pray?’, with an additional day away. We meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings for a meal followed by a talk and discussion.
You don’t have to come for the whole course – just pop along for the first session and see what you think. No pressure.
Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.
Connect Groups are small groups of church members and friends who meet up midweek for food, friendship and mutual support. They provide a place where we can be real with one another - sharing the ups and downs of life, and praying for one another. They meet in people’s homes or in the church, and run on different days and at various times. For more information, please email Graham.
One of our priorities as a congregation for the year ahead is to Develop as Disciples. Simply put, this means that we are committed to helping each other become better followers of Jesus.
A ‘Disciple’ is simply a follower of Jesus – but as we all know, following Jesus obediently is not always easy. We don’t become Christians and then find that miraculously our lives are perfect – rather, we become Christians, and then begin the life-long journey of following where Jesus leads us. This requires hard-work, perseverance and patience – and also some help from one another as we seek to grow in our discipleship.
Every year, a team from St John’s help prepare and serve food for the local night shelter hosted by our neighbouring parish, St Ann’s Hoxton.
Every Monday night, a group of dedicated volunteers cook, lay tables, serve, wash up and socialise with night shelter guests. If you’d like to help, get in touch…
We’re actively supporting the formation of a local Hackney Foodbank. We encourage volunteers to help with running the food bank centres, collecting from supermarkets, and sorting food. Find out more by emailing here…
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