Here's a full list of what we get up to at St John's. Click on the link in the title of each group to find out more.
9.30am: Morning service at St Faith's, Dunswell
10.30am: Morning service for all ages at St John's
11.00am: Morning service at Riverside Church, meeting in Parkstone School
6.30pm: Evening service - a less formal service
Except for at our special familiy services, the children leave the morning services at St John's and Riverside before the sermon to enjoy their own group activities.
Home Groups and Prayer Meetings
Home Groups are integral to the life of St John's. We meet in small groups once a fortnight for Bible study, prayer and fellowship in homes around the parish. This is a great way to get to know people. Twice a month everybody comes together at church for praise and prayer.
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 groups during the week.
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.
If English is not your first language, this group is for you.
An informal place to meet new people from all around the world, make friends, experience different cultures and have fun!
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.
A music and rhythm activity group for toddlers aged 0-4 and their parents/carers. Meets Monday mornings in the Newland Christian Centre and Wednesday mornings at Trafalgar Centre. Advance booking needed.
Wednesday at 10
A monthly get together for retired or semi-retired people, usually with a guest speaker or other activity.
Designed to promote Christian values and practices especially within the context of family life.