Our Vision: We want to get closer to God through prayer, to serve people
in our community in new ways and to grow more in faith and membership.
Parish Communion services - see 'Services' for Sunday services
St. John's Church building will be open for Private prayer
daily from 08:30-16:30 (subject to volunteer availability).
Help us to raise funds from your online shopping for free by registering at:
COMMUNITY APPEAL - Graveyard Drainage.
You can help St John’s Read and St Peter’s Simonstone raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their campaign page: JustGiving will send your donation straight to St John’s Read and St Peter’s Simonstone so that it can be put to effective use.
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Thank you for your support!
Our Mission: We exist to offer faithful worship to God, to share the good
news of the Kingdom and to care for those we know to be in need.
As a church, we rely on the willing donations of many to provide the finances that both maintain our buildings and provide care and support to all those in the local community.
Although some use standing orders or other methods of online giving, many donors use cash, either in the plate or in weekly planned giving envelopes. As good stewards, although at present we are unable to meet together in our church buildings, we are still the church and together we share the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that the ministry can go on and we can continue to be a symbol of God’s presence in our local communities.
Even though the doors of the buildings are presently closed, there are many ways of giving to support our local church. There are some suggestions below on how you can help: -
For church members:
For those who use online banking, the easiest way is to set up a standing order. In order for you to do this our bank sort code is 40-15-17 and account number is 41437399.
Email our treasurer and ask for a standing order form. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . You can print this out and post it to your bank (the address will be on your cheque book).
As an individual you could set up an account with a giving agent like Stewardship or Charites Aid Foundation.
If you are unable to use one of these methods, please continue to prepare your Giving Envelopes and bring them all when the church buildings reopen
Please remember that you can also support the Parish by using easy fundraising using this address, and it cost you absolutely nothing.
Promoting a Safer Church
As a parish we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the box above on this page.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our parish
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
Announcement of New part time Priest-in-Charge
10th October 2021
We are extremely pleased to announce that the new part time Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St. John’s Read and St. Peter’s Simonstone is the Revd Susan Ball.
Susan is married to Ian, they have grown up children and joins us from St. Mary’s Droylsden, Greater Manchester. She brings to us a wealth of experience with a career in teaching as well as recent experiences of many aspects of church life that will help us in our mission for our parish.
Revd. Susan Ball will be licensed on Sunday 12th December at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Read by the Bishop of Burnley, The Right Reverend Philip North.
In the meantime, please join us as we very much look forward to welcoming Susan into our parish and pray that she and her family will have a long, happy and fulfilling ministry in Read and Simonstone.
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