Everybody Welcome
The Course Where Everybody Helps Grow Their Church

Visitors and newcomers are an important part of our church community and one of the aims of our worship is to help visitors and newcomers become spiritually alive as we are all caught up in a collective experience of connecting with God. As they become spiritually more alive within the worship of our church community we hope that our visitors will become more bonded into it.

We hope and pray that every visitor will have a life changing encounter with God’s presence, but the things that are normal and relaxing to us may be strange and fearful to them. So how can we take care to usher in a newcomer to God’s presence while not diluting our regulars’ worship-encounter with the living Lord?  Everybody Welcome will help us find out.

Anyone attending St. John’s should be made to feel welcome, not just by Revd. Connie or our welcome team but by every member of our church community. Everybody Welcome is the complete course that we hope will transform our church by improving our approach to newcomers. Believing that welcoming is a ministry for every member of our church, it offers guidance for our entire congregation and will help each of us play our part. That’s why it is most important that YOU attend the course.

We all have a part to play, and the four sessions will help each one of us identify our church’s priorities for decision, to be part of the process of practical change, to help protect the future of St. John’s, to spread the word of God in Purbrook.

Without U There Can Be No Us

There are two opportunities to attend the sessions.


(a) On the four Sundays of February commencing at 09.00 for 90 minutes.

(b) On Saturday, 25th February and Saturday, 4th March for 2½ hours commencing at 13.00 (light refreshments will be available).


If you opt for attendance at the Sunday sessions but are unable to attend all of them you are welcome to attend one or both of the later Saturday sessions.  You may email your preference to purbrookchurch@gmail.com.

There will be no service at 08.00 or at 10.00 on the four Sundays in February but the course will be
followed by a short service of Holy Communion at approximately 10.45 am.