Welcome to the Church of St John The Evangelist, Burgess Hill
“We exist to worship God and in the name of Jesus Christ, to reach out and share with everyone, his life and his love”
We are delighted to tell you that Bishop Martin has appointed The Revd David Charles, who is currently vicar of Christ Church Eastbourne, as our new parish priest. We look forward to welcoming him to St John’s in the Spring.
Please pray for Father David and the people of Christ Church as he prepares to leave Eastbourne and start the next chapter of his ministry with us.
Dear Church Family,
We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We are continuing to keep a close eye on what the Church of England and especially Chichester Diocese are saying regarding safe practice at worship and are now writing to let you know what the PCC have approved as the next steps that will be taken at St John’s.
We understand that with the current very high number of Covid cases in our community many of you will still feel quite vulnerable and so we are keeping many of our safeguards in place.
Wearing a face covering in places of worship is a legal requirement unless you are exempt or under the age of 11. We also very strongly encourage continued physical distancing and the use of sanitiser while in Church.
To the right, you will find a list of the services at St John’s: where it indicates that booking is required this can be done at the following link:
Ticketsource – book your Sunday tickets here
If you are unable to book your own ticket, please contact one of us and we will book it for you.
If tickets have all been allocated before the service, we will not be able to allow “walk-ins” on the day as our numbers are strictly limited and will sadly have to turn people away who have no ticket.
You will notice that more tickets are available: this is because we will be opening the currently blocked off pews in the far south aisle. You can still choose to be socially distanced in the middle pews but we would recommend you arrive early if you wish to sit in these pews. The one-way system will remain for now and there will be hand sanitiser available. We will also continue to take Communion in one kind only.
Please do contact one of us if you have any concerns or would like clarification on any of the above.
Stay safe & God Bless.
Colin & Liz
Churchwardens (Colin’s Mobile 07903 158815, Liz’s Mobile 07789 065137)