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Groups and Activities

Here are some of the groups and activities at St John’s.

For parish-wide groups and activities, please visit the parish Groups and Activities page.

3Cs cafe

The “Caversham Community Cafe”, or “3Cs cafe”, opens in the church every Tuesday from 9.30am to 2pm. Read more

Brownies and Guides

St John’s Brownies and Guides meet weekly in term time in Lower Caversham. Both units are part of Girlguiding which is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK and are open to all girls – of all faiths and none. Read more

Choir and Music Group

St John’s Choir leads the congregational singing at the main Sunday service, and can also be requested for weddings. The Music Group (choir accompanied by piano, cello and guitar) takes part in the monthly all age service.

Church Leadership Team

The St. John’s church leadership team exists to grow the church spiritually, numerically, financially and in other less tangible (though no less important) ways. The team meets monthly to pray and plan together. Its membership currently comprises the clergy, the two churchwardens and three lay members of the congregation.

Flower Group

The St John’s flower group purchases and arranges flowers for the Sunday services. They also provide flowers for special occasions such as weddings, funerals and church festivals. Flowers are also arranged to mark special events such as anniversaries, if requested.

Gosbrook Garden Growers

The Gosbrook Garden Growers meet each Friday from March to late October, in the grounds of St John’s Church, Gosbrook Road from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Read more

Links with Schools

At St. John’s we have two main links with local schools, Micklands Primary School and New Bridge Nursery School. Read more

Lower Caversham Community Partnership

The partnership, consisting of representatives from St. John’s, Newbridge Nursery and Caversham Hall, was set up to help develop joint working between the organisations in order to meet the needs of the people of Lower Caversham. Read more

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is said on most weekdays in the parish either at St Peter’s Church or at St John’s Church. Read more

Mothers Union

This is a vibrant band of both men and women who meet together regularly to pray and worship and offer friendship and hospitality every fourth Tuesday. They also meet every Tuesday during Lent to follow a theme of instruction, discussion and enhanced worship. Read more

Pastoral Care team

This team has clergy and lay members who have undertaken the care of our church members who are housebound or sick together with the invitation to anybody who has a pastoral need. Read more

Sidespeople and welcomers

We have twelve church members who work a Sunday rota in threes. Two act as sidespeople making sure the church environment is safe and ready for worship and who hand out all necessary service sheets. They make sure the church is tidy and collection counted and recorded after the service. The third member is a welcomer who sees new people are welcomed, shown where they may sit, introduced to a friend if they wish and invited to coffee afterwards and given any paper work they might wish. They also keep an eye for late comers.

Scout Group

Beavers and Cubs provide fun scouting activities such as crafts, cooking, camping and outings for children from the Caversham area aged 6-10 ½ years. The group is sponsored by St. John’s Church and is open to all. Read more

Sunday Club

St. John’s Sunday Club is a lively place to be on Sunday mornings, as those who have ever joined us will know! We welcome children from 0-10 years old and meet each Sunday during term time, except the 2nd Sunday each month, when there is an All Age Service for everyone in Church. Read more

Sunday Worship

Worship at St. John’s has a relaxed, liturgical style incorporating both parish communion (most Sundays) and all age, non- communion services (second Sunday of the month). Read more

Thursday Holy Communion

Every Thursday at 10am, there is a said service using Common Worship Order 2, followed by coffee and biscuits. This is led by Rev John Dudley, Associate Priest.