Welcome to St John’s United Reformed Church, Orpington
St John’s mission is to be a caring community of God’s people where each person is encouraged to grow in faith and to share with others through worship, service, witness and lifestyle. One of our primary priorities is to serve our local community with particular emphasis on children and their families and young adults.
The Church is now re-open for worship but numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite by searching for “St Johns URC”. The first service will be on Sunday 9 May. Full details will be announced in the Church Secretaries Weekly bulletins which can be found here. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason the service will be live-streamed. To view the service click this link You Tube and select the appropriate service. Previous live streamed services can also be accessed via the same link. If however you wish to access previous church services, these can be found by clicking HERE.
Help, Support and Volunteering
If you need help, support, advice or can volunteer to help the community then we have an information page HERE.
St John’s Information
What’s on for Young People and Parents
Each week we welcome a large number of people of all age groups to our church services and mid-week activities. We create a space and some time for people to ask questions about God, about life and about themselves. We offer a place and an opportunity to be still, to find help and to make friends.
If your questions are ‘what is there to do in Orpington?’, ‘what is there to do with the kids?’, ‘where can I go to say a prayer?’, ‘how do I go about making friends?’, ‘what activities are available for retired people?’, where can I find a way of doing some good? or ‘How do I find out more about faith?’.
St John’s and the Community
Community & Care
St John’s offers Christian care and support for its children and young people through exploration of faith and life, teaching and pastoral care, fun and friendship.
Our Scouting and Guiding groups include: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts for the boys; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides for the girls and our Explorers group offers a programme for adolescents and young adults, with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure.
During this difficult time we have brought together some information on getting help, support or advice HERE