Welcome to St. John's, Elmswell

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30am in the church
or online via Facebook (live) or YouTube (from 1:00pm)

There is a spoken Communion service in Church at 9:00am

This Sunday's 10:30am service is All Age.

St John’s is a friendly, evangelical church 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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Sunday Worship - 26 November (Zechariah 6:9-15)

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arrowThis month's verse:

Isaiah 40:31

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

November 2023


arrowThis month's Poem:


The cry of John the Baptist still echoes down the years,
  "Prepare ye for your King,
  Make haste to welcome Him.
Repent, repent, look now unto yourself with shame and tears."

"Turn then to your God, for He is Holy, He is Holy
  Prepare ye for your King.
  Turn from your ways of sin,
To come before your God, with worship lowly"

"Smooth out His path, make straight His Regal Way.
  Prepare ye for your King,
  Is the message that I bring.
No-one but the Father, knows the coming of His Day."

"Do not be found asleep at the Advent of His Hour.
  Keep watch, my friend, and pray,
  For nearer draws the Day,
When He shall come in Glory, Majesty and Power."

Am I prepared for Jesus, is my heart an open door?
  Am I ready for my King?
  Could I stand and welcome Him?
Are the centuries too short, would I beg to Him for more?

Oh Jesus, may I hear within my heart the Baptist's call,
  "Prepare ye for your King,
  Make haste to welcome Him."
My Lord, my God, my King, my Saviour and my All.

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.