Welcome to St John's
We would love to welcome you to our church, which is the main focal point in the village of Crossens.
A Letter from Rev Chris Gregory
I hope you all managed to have a Happy, Holy, and Blessed Christmas and a hopeful New Year. What a long time it has been since last March, and now we are in lockdown again. We hoped that it would be over by now, but with this new variant of Covid it seems much worse than before and we are not sure when it will end
While we are still allowed to keep our Churches open many have chosen to close for Public Worship because of the rapid spread of infections. Let us hope and pray that the current vaccines will help control the spread. It is also our responsibility to help control the disease some have become complacent, we haven’t always kept our distance, and we haven’t always worn our masks we haven’t always remembered to wash our hands.
Bishop Paul has been very firm in what we are supposed to do, he wrote, “You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all time”
It is not so long ago we celebrated that greatest gift of all when God gave us his Son to be with us on earth. When the visits of the Wise Men showed us how God intended Our Lord to be for all people for all nations. Early in February we will give thanks for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple or Candlemas. Christmas is now over, so you can take down your decorations and the Nativity Scenes now, as we start to look towards the Cross.
It has been difficult but I am sure we have done the best we can to keep in contact with our Church family. I know that all the phone calls we have done all around out Team have been much appreciated by everyone. Much more has been done quietly without fuss as we shared the love of Jesus with as many people as we could. Church has been done differently with on line services led by Les which have been so good and kept us spiritually fed.
And the wonderful renditions of well-known Carols by the Three Rev’s was a joy to do.
Let us look to the future and hope that by Easter we will be back to some kind of normality
Yours in Christ
We are currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic. Online services are available - please see the Covid Resources section of the website.
Rufford Road, Crossens, Southport
St John's Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding