St. John's - Pevensey Road

Church Life



Families with children of all ages are very welcome at St. John's. During the main Sunday morning Mass the children have their own time of worship in the Godly Play tradition.Priest, deacon and children in Sunday service

We are serious about our responsibilities to children at St. John's.

Read our statement here  Safeguarding at St. John's


TUESDAY GROUP for Parents/Carers and Under-Fives

Sunlight shines through stained glass onto stone wallThe Tuesday Group is a non-judgemental safe space for parents, carers & under-fives, with no agenda, no pressure and an open policy. The Group meets in St. John’s Church Hall, Brittany Road, from 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. New members welcome!

Over the years we’ve built up a collection of toys and the drop-in has been used by hundreds of parents and their offspring; we’ve made thousands of cups of tea and snack lunches of cheese on toast.

Church volunteers and friends organize the Group. We always appreciate the offer of more volunteers to help out: making tea and toast, setting up and clearing away, being available to chat… It’s a practical example of love in action.

We are serious about our responsibilities to children and vulnerable adults at St. John's

Read our statement here Safeguarding at St. John's


The church offers coffee and biscuits for a suggested donation of just 50p. Please pop in between 10 and 12 on Friday mornings!


The Crafty Club is a chance to come and share your talents and learn new skills. Easter altar frontal, made by St John's Crafty Club

Those who come have a variety of skills, some are more experienced than others. So far they have made banners to hang in church, altar frontals, vestments, cushion covers, bunting and a variety of other things to sell at the Craft Fair. They also make items for sale to raise money for local groups such as the Hospice. One project was making new kneelers for the high altar area.

The group currently meet on Thursday afternoons, so please join them in the All Saints Room from 2:30 – 4:30 pm and spend a peaceful time being creative. They would welcome new members and new ideas. Contact Katy Harper through the Parish Office.


Standalone floral display in churchThe flowers at St. John’s are a visual aid to our worship like the “bells and smells” which are used during the service, also they reflect the seasons of the year and the main Festivals. Volunteers are always welcome to join the team to do arrangements – it’s a very calming and restful hobby, especially if you enjoy flowers, and it is all part of God’s Creation to enjoy.


Shrubs and flowersThe Church is surrounded by gardens.  The Peace Garden at the eastern end of the grounds was inaugurated as part of St. John's Millennium celebration. It is intended to be a place of tranquility in which local people can meditate, remember close friends and relatives and draw close to God in prayer.

Our gardens are tended by volunteers, so if you feel this is something you would like to help with please contact Veronica Goddard through the Parish Office.  


Choirmaster and choirSt. John’s Choir is one with a tradition that goes back right to the founding of St. John’s. There was once even a choir school attached to the church a long time ago.

Under the able direction of Richard Eldridge, who is both choirmaster and organist, the choir helps us to focus our worship and offer our very best to God.

Choir practice is on Thursday evening. If you have a choir voice, come and see us soon …we are always keen to welcome more members.


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