Our vision: “Jesus, to know Him, and to make Him known in this community and beyond.”
Ministry Leadership Team at St John’s: The church leadership structure is led by our minister (we are currently awaiting appointment of a new vicar) with support from the Minisistry Team (Commissioned by the Bishop of Barking) and the PCC.
We also have a director of our Pastoral Care team together with the Vicar and Church Wardens have pastoral oversight.
Local Authorised Preachers (LAP)
As part of the leading and preaching at services we have lay local authorised preachers in training (Diocesan Lay Training Scheme) which have been approved and commissioned by the Bishop of Barking.
Church Staff: In addition to the minister, the church employs a part-time Office Administrator who performs the church’s clerical duties including the financial bookkeeping and hall/church lettings which also includes liaising with church volunteers regarding the opening and closing of buildings after lettings etc.
The Church Wardens are responsible for church, hall and grounds, arranging maintenance and repairs as required which includes obtaining business tenders.
We employ a cleaner for the church/halls and a gardener is employed to maintain the gardens.
Membership: Following the full revision of the St John's Electoral Roll in April 2017 there are currently 75 adult people.
Home Groups: A number of groups meet weekly or fortnightly (there are daytime/evening groups) for bible study, prayer and fellowship.
Buildings: The church and both halls have been extensively refurbished in 2003/2004. The halls which ajoins the church has a moveable partition, kitchen, disabled and childrens facilities. The design allows for a wide range of activities to be accommodated. The church is in a modern contemporary style.
Financial Statements - a full set of accounts can be seen on the Charity Commission website, Charity No 1130670.
Kate Bell FCA
Phoenix House, Suite 8,
Christopher Martin Road,
Essex SS14 3EZ
MMU - Parishes in Ministry and Mission (PIMM) – In January 2017 the process of developing collaboration between the parishes of St Helen and St Giles in Rainham, St Mary and St Peter at Wennington, St John and St Matthew in South Hornchurch and St Nicholas in Elm Park began.
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