What's on at St. John's
Here's what we get up to at St John's...
8am: Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer
9.30am: Morning service at St Faith's, Dunswell
10.30am: Morning service for all ages and individuals
11.00am: Morning service at Riverside Church, meeting in Parkstone School
6.30pm: Evening service - a friendly, flexible service
If you want to know what a St John's service is like, visit our Guide to a St John's service page.
Home Groups and Central Meetings
Home groups, integral to the life of St. Johns, meet fortnightly for bible study and prayer fellowship at homes around the parish - a great way to get to know people. Twice a month we meet together in the church hall for Praise and Prayer.
Identity is a seven-week course to help anyone become more certain about who God is and who we are. It’s for people who would call themselves Christians and for those who are interested in finding out more about Christianity for themselves.
Children and young people's activities
Supporting family life and in particular the young is integral to our work at St John's. We have Sunday children's activities for all ages, plus club nights for some groups.
We are keen to support and encourage students as they seek to grow as Christians. We have several members of staff and a full programme of activities specifically for students.
Music at St John's
If you feel that music is a gift you want to use in the church, you might be interested in joining our music team.
A monthly meeting for women over breakfast for bible based discussion and prayer.
For those in their Twenties and Thirties. Our aims are to encourage each other in the Christian life in thinking biblically about the world in which we live and in being witnesses in the workplace, and to get to know one another better by doing exciting things!
A weekly group for women of all ages, providing a time for fellowship and prayer around God's word on a Tuesday morning. A creche is available.
Toddler group and Riverside ABC
A safe and friendly place for children under 5 and their carers. Toddler group meets in St John's hall on Friday mornings at 10am, ABC meets in Riverside Community Centre on Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm.
Wednesday at 10
A monthly get together for retired or semi-retired people in the parish, usually with a guest speaker or other activity.
Designed to promote Christian values and practices especially within the context of family life. Meetings during the day and evenings.