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.
Important announcement: Friday 15th January 2021
Services have been suspended in our Parish until further notice.
Sadly this is due to the high number of local Covid-19 cases within the local area and the now unacceptably high risk that this places on users of the buildings.
We have had to take the decision with immediate effect to suspend Services and Private Prayers at St. John's Church and cancelling services at St. Peter's in Simonstone. We will continually monitor the situation and make an assessment each Thursday to see when it is safe to resume access to the buildings for prayer and services. We are extremely grateful for those who have been attending our services recently and we will aim to keep this period of suspension to a minimum. Thank you for your understanding at this time. Church Wardens: John Aizlewood and Peter Collinge.
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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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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.
Special message from the Revd Robert:
On behalf of St. John's Read and St. Peter's Simonstone, I would like to invite you to a virtual zoom service on Sunday Jan 24, 2021 02:00 PM.
The service will last about 25 minutes and contain readings, a homily, a film presentation, spiritual communion, prayers, a song & blessing.
You will only need to click on the link below and you should not need the ID and passcode but they just are there in case of any difficulty.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 3573 6199
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.
For anyone who is unable to take part in physical communion at this time, Revd. Robert has recorded this 5 minute video to allow you to share in "Spiritual Communion". Please click on the video link to watch this.