Posts by Sarah Tombling

Posts by Sarah Tombling

Alpha Course

An informal opportunity to explore the Christian faith. We will be meeting via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and watching the Alpha Course video material before breaking into small discussion groups. If you would like to find out more or to join us please contact our Vicar, Mark: or our Administrator, Sarah:


We’re delighted to say that our church building will be opening for private, silent prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday 22nd June.  1-2pm on each of these days. Please read and observe the guidelines below to try and ensure we all keep each other safe from Covid-19.  THANK YOU. Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival and departure Please pray…

Virtual Services

During lockdown we are continuing to ‘meet’ and worship as a church family, mostly via Zoom, but on first Sundays a pre-recorded reflective service will be released on YouTube at 10.30am. Audio recordings of all these services can be found on our Sermons page and the calendar is being updated regularly with news of other virtual gatherings.

New Vicar is Here!

As of 2pm on 26th March, we have a new Vicar at St John’s – a huge (if virtual) welcome to Rev Dr Mark Lavender. Here is his first message to the church family: A MESSAGE FROM MARK LAVENDER, NEW VICAR AT ST JOHN’S BBH: These are strange and unprecedented times and we are all just realising what this new world means for us in terms of ‘meeting together’ as…

Church is Open (read on)

Our buildings may be closed, but: Church on-line not cancelled; Quiet time with God not cancelled; Praying for the sick not cancelled; Checking on a friend not cancelled; Helping others not cancelled – BEING THE CHURCH NOW MORE THAN EVER.