Everyone welcome

Everyone is welcome to join us in these groups or activities

Prayer

Praying alone: St John's is open everyday between 10:00am - 3:00pm weekdays and 10:00am - 1:00pm on Saturdays for those who wish to come in and pray. There are candles available for those who would like to light one, as is a book of prayer. All names and situations recorded in the book  are prayed for every week. Praying with others: Thursday lunchtime Anyone who would like to pray with others, or to be prayed for, is welcome to...

Gone Fishing Cafe

When? The café takes place every Thursday between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Where? At the back of the St John's church building. What? St John's is a church with hospitality at its heart and a passion for reaching out to the community around it, providing a safe and friendly space for regulars, visitors and passers-by to drop in for a chat and a hot drink (with cake!). Sitting at a table with others is encouraged and all manner of animated conversations...

Art for CAP

Art for CAP “Online” Over the last few years, a group of artists has emerged in Yeovil who have donated their art, mostly paintings, and opened three pop up shops in order to sell their artwork on behalf of the Yeovil CAP Centre. So far about £10000 has been raised over those three years. Sadly, because of the Pandemic in 2020, we were not able to run a shop, so turned our attention to selling online. On...

Church family

Get more involved in the Church family by signing up to these groups. Contact James, Ben or Kath, or the Church office using the contact form

St John’s model railway group

This group was started for, and by, the train enthusiasts in our midst.

Women’s ministry

TCP (tea, croissant and prayer or toast, coffee and prayer...take your pick!): When? This group meets once a month on the fourth Sunday, from 9:00 till 10:15am. Where? In the upper room of the Schoolroom's building. What? At this group a continental breakfast is shared, conversations will ebb and flow, lives are shared, prayers are spoken, all in a supportive and informal space.   Genesis: When? The group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30am, some  arriving a little earlier for refreshments. Where? Meets at...

Music group

At St John's we are blessed with a large and faithfully committed group of musicians who play for many of our services. The band meets every Monday evening to rehearse for the coming services.   “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.”

Fellowship groups

We currently have approximately 150 people meeting in fourteen Fellowship Groups in the parish. When? These are midweek groups, meeting twice a month on either a Tuesday or a Wednesday, both during the day and in the evening. Where? The groups meet in the host's homes, all of which are situated primarily in Yeovil, but with a couple in Sherborne. What? Our fellowship groups exist for three principal purposes: To study the Bible together in a small group To support one another in prayer ...

Children

Children’s groups take place on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays during the 10:30am service. We spend the first part of the service together in church with the children usually leaving for their groups after the children’s talk. Groups take place in the Schoolrooms, which is located a short distance across the green outside St John’s. On the first and fifth Sundays, we have all age services for which children stay in the service. The following...

Events for seniors

Together on Tuesdays: When? TOTs meet together twice a month, with start times varying depending on the time of year. Where? In the lower room of the Schoolrooms building. What? This is a group for ladies of mature years to meet, to worship, and listen to a visiting speaker on a wide range of topics. The group is multi-denominational and welcoming of everyone. A friendly group that provides a good opening for those new to church and wanting to make new...

Community focus

These activities run for the benefit of particular group of people within the community

Christians Against Poverty debt centre

The Yeovil Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre is one of 270 Centres in the UK and whilst based in St John's Church Yeovil, the Centre is very much in partnership with other Churches in Yeovil and the surrounding area, and the award winning national debt charity Christians Against Poverty. Whether people are feeling the weight of debt, struggling to find work or just need a bit of help budgeting – CAP can...

Babies and toddlers

As well as our normal Sunday activities for little ones, we also run two groups specifically for babies, toddlers and their carers during the week: ‘Tiny Toes’ Parent and Baby Group: We meet at the St. John’s Schoolrooms, which is located a short distance across the green outside St John’s, on Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:15am. This is a really friendly and welcoming group for parents and their babies, aged under 1 year. The group offers support and...

SJYA

St John's Young Adults (SJYA) is for any 'young adults' attached in any way to St. John’s. We meet for a monthly social, fun and encouragement for living our lives for Jesus every day. For more information contact the church office.

Mission partners

St John’s Church supports Christian training, education and compassion ministries overseas and in the UK. We have links with a number of individuals and organisations. Emmanuel Church, Lapusna Our most recent link is with Emmanuel Church, Lapusna in Moldova.   Moldova, which is not in the EU, is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Many come to Emmanuel Church for help. Their ministry includes feeding the hungry, giving clothes to the poor, supporting single parent families and the disabled...

Weddings

Congratulations and a warm welcome to you if you are thinking about being married at St John's or St Andrew's. We will do our best to make your wedding day memorable for you, your family and your friends. This will be a very exciting time for both of you with many things to think about and plan. The Rector has a legal responsibility to be satisfied that you can lawfully marry in the parish before any arrangements...

Funerals

If you have recently been bereaved, please accept our sincere condolences. St John's would like to support you as much as we can at a time of such sadness and loss. You may be finding it difficult to think of all the things that need to be done when a close relative has died. At St John's, we're here to help. Before the funeral and afterwards, we're available to everyone in our parish and we'll do our best...

Baptisms and Thanksgivings

If you have a new baby in your household, many congratulations! A service for your child is a great thing to be thinking about. If you live in our parish, or are members of St. John’s, and would like to find out more about a service for your child here, please first of all contact us. The Church of England has two options: A Service of Thanksgiving for the gift...