Welcome to St. John's, Elmswell

Join us this Sunday 25 Mar at 10:30am - all welcome

St John’s is a church of friendly Christians in Elmswell, Suffolk, mid-way between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Our goal is to know Christ and make him known as we serve our community. Our services include a mix of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns and reveal our reliance on the Bible as the Word of God and our trust in the Holy Spirit. We are strongly committed to introducing and building people up in the Christian faith through Bible teaching, prayer, worship, discipling and friendship.

As a church family, we aim to:
• Demonstrate God's love to the world
• Declare the good news of Jesus Christ
• Depend on God as part of his family

We are a broad range of people including families with young and grown-up children, pensioners, young professionals and many others. Whoever you are, of whatever age, you're very welcome to join us.

Whether you are interested in our history, wish to get married, have a child baptised, want to investigate Christianity or are looking for a place to worship and meet other Christians, we would love to see you. Why not have a look around our site to see who we are and what we do?

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Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

March 2018


arrowThis month's Poem:


The Son of David comes, He is their King!
The people waving palm leaves dance and sing.
They pledge their fealty to God's chosen one,
The Son of Man - God's one and only Son.
Oh fickle man, who now, "Hosannas" cry,
Within a week their King will crucify.

I am no better, Lord,
Than those that day,
Who came to cheer you on
Your royal way.
Dear Lord forgive the
Many times that I,
Because of sin, with them,
Cry, "Crucify!"

All you with pomp and circumstance do seek
Behold upon an ass, your King so meek.
"Hosanna," cry the children all around,
While others lay their cloaks upon the ground.
They honour Him, they worship Him,
They lead Him to the city,
Within so short a time, to have no pity.

Do I "Hosanna," cry?
Is He my king?
Can I throw out my pride,
And follow Him?
Can I take up my cross,
And walk the hill,
That leads me to His Kingdom,
Not my will?

Yes, in the love of God,
I'll place my hand.
Within His boundless grace
I'll dare to stand.
Then one day I'll "Hosanna,"
Cry like them,
As He takes me to His
New Jerusalem.

Pam Millyard

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We belong to the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, which is a part of the Church of England.