Welcome to St John’s Church, Shirley.
As a Christian family, we welcome all members of the community to join in worship with us.
St John’s has an open altar, and members of all Christian denominations are always invited to share the Christ-given Eucharistic gifts of bread and wine with our congregation.
Our overall worship is ‘informally formal’. Common Worship, with permitted variants; Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard and New Hymns and Worship Songs are used.
Following our 10.00am service tea and coffee is served in the adjoining church room to which everyone is welcome to catch up with friends and to make new ones.
Appointment of Vicar at Shirley, St John by the Bishop of Southwark
We are pleased to announce that the Reverend Lucille (Lu) Gale, Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Chichester, has been appointed Vicar of St John, Shirley by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, subject to satisfactory completion of the necessary procedures. Further details, including a date for the licensing service, will follow in due course.
Read more about our new vicar here.