Welcome to St John’s Church

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Welcome to the website of St. John’s Parish Church, Old Coulsdon. As Rector of St John’s, I hope you will find this site informative and helpful. St. John’s is part of the Church of England and is a familiar landmark in Old Coulsdon. It has been the parish church for this area for a thousand years.

Our aim is to help people discover and get to know Jesus. We believe he lived and died and is alive today, and that through faith in him it is possible to know the love of God as Father, and the presence of the Holy Spirit making that love real. We express that aim in our worship, in our care for people, in our links with the wider church, and through various other activities which are described in this website.

We are a group of ordinary people on a journey of faith and discovery. You are very welcome to join us as we travel on together.

Rev. Paul Roberts – The Rector

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1 week ago

St John's Church Coulsdon

Messy Church at the Cathedral. There is Messy Church here at St John's every Tuesday.

The Diocese of Southwark
We had a great time at Southwark Cathedral with Messy Church-BRF & The Bible Reading Fellowship taking part in our Southwark Splash event last month.

If you missed out, watch this video to see what went on and hear what Bishop Karowei had to say about our messy celebration of baptism.

Want to know more? Visit www.southwark.anglican.org/cypmm/messy-celebration/
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Do you think God could speak to you at work? This Sunday come and hear how a self-employed labourer heard God speak to him during a bad day at work. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

St John's Church Coulsdon

New ropes for St John's bells.So, we gave our new bell ropes their debut this morning after Patrick and I replaced them on Friday. Gone are the red, white and blue stripes, and in with a lovely deep purple! Hopefully we’ll get another 12-13 years out of these. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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A prayer for the Brexit vote, by the Dean of Southwark Cathedral:

God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength. (1 Corinthians 1.25)

God of wisdom and strength,
who challenge us in our foolishness,
and support us in our weakness;
give to those who lead us
a desire for that which is best,
a commitment to that which is honourable,
a love for that which is true
and a passion to serve the common good.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.
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Christmas: not a theory, but the birth of a child. ... See MoreSee Less

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