5th May 2020
Due to the lockdown our buildings may be closed but St John’s, with St Peter & St Paul Lingfield, is very much alive. We are holding regular Sunday morning Services over on ‘zoom’. This has become a joyful and well attended event for all the family. It commences at 10am and runs for about 40 minutes and brings together the congregations of both churches but, of course, is open to anyone. We have had visitors from as far afield as Thailand. The service includes a children’s activity as well as the opportunity to sing and pray together. The music is led by our organist playing an organ at his home. Numbers attending have grown steadily and are nearing a hundred. Details of gaining access to this Service are available via the tab on the ‘Virtual Worship’ page found at the top of this page. The details cannot be published here as we are being very careful about the safeguarding needs of children and vulnerable adults.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm we have also opened an online chat slot, via Zoom, for anyone in our two parishes. This has proved very timely for some people who are otherwise isolated. The login details can also be requested online by completing this form
Every blessing Nigel
St John's is a busy local Anglican church in the village of Dormansland.
This is a warm-hearted, welcoming church that is a sacred space for the community and beyond. The church practice is liberal catholic and is maintained and cared for by the community.
As well as the published services, the St Andrew's chapel is open daily for private prayer.
We believe in the love of God, the communion of the saints, mutual support and respect for the dignity of each individual.
We believe that God is active in and through his people through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We believe prayer is important and we pray daily for the needs of the people of the village and the world, for healing, for wholeness and for peace.
The safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Southwark are adopted at St John's. Click here for more details.
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