COVID-19: It’s all a bit different, but the church is alive!

Life, hope and joy at St John’s during COVID

 What’s Happening As Lockdown Eases?

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We have been reviewing the guidance and regulations issued March 2021 and with effect from Palm Sunday (28th March) we are reopening the building for services.  We still have a limited capacity and so booking is required, but you will be able to attend in person for all services (except Good Friday which are online only). 

We shall continue streaming all our services online.
A formal Morning Praise will be streamed live at 9am and our more contemporary service will be on at 11am on our YouTube Channel (click button below).

Dial-in Worship 
If you know someone who struggles with YouTube, we’re still running our Dial-in Worship service. Dial 01489 665885 for a recording of this week’s bible reading and talk (updated every Monday by lunchtime).  There is no additional charge for this, other than the cost your telephone provider charges for a call to a landline.

Youth & Children
We’re excited to have our children’s ministry back in church. Some of our groups may continue to run via ZOOM but our Sunday groups will run in-person alongside our 11am services.  Children will need to be booked in to the groups due to limited places – use the BOOK NOW button above to do this.
For more information about any of our children and young people’s groups, please contact

Not just on Sundays…

There’s lots going on outside of Sundays, so if you’re not receiving our weekly e-mails with all the details, fill in the “Keep up to date” box below.


What else are we doing?

Keeping in touch

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Even though we are limited in how we can get together at present, we are always able to pray.  Centred around prayer, there are activites and creative ideas which we invite you to get involved with. You can get involved with these or view our list of current prayer points to help you as you pray.

You can find out more information about prayer at St John’s Locks Heath by clicking here.


Call 01489 665 885 for a recording of our Sunday reading and talk. It’s updated as soon as possible after live services. Standard rate call charges may apply – check with your phone provider.

You can also listen again to past sermons.

Help and support

Can we help? If you, or someone you know, is self-isolating, needs a helping hand or would just appreciate a friendly phone call from time to time, we’d love to help. Contact the church at or leave a message on 01489 578082.

Other resources from our friends and partners

From the Diocese of Portsmouth, daily prayer, and a weekly service led by the Bishop of Portsmouth, Christopher Foster. You can find out more here.

Prayer for the Day from the Church of England is available here.

‘Time to Pray’ app and podcast from the Church of England is available here.

From the BBC, the Daily Service is available here.

From the BBC, Sunday Worship is available here.


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For help finding the descriptions box on YouTube, please use this link.

Zoom is available on computers, tablets and smartphones.

Just click on the link and following the instructions.

You can also dial in from a traditional phone on 0208 080 6592 (standard rate call). Just tap in the Meeting ID and Password when prompted.