Welcome to St John’s

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”

Welcome to St John’s! – the Parish Church of Burgess Hill, situated at the very heart of the town. All are welcome to worship with us, and we are always delighted to see newcomers and visitors – we hope that you will find here a place of faith and fun, warmth and welcome.

The main act of worship at St John’s is the Eucharist – on Sundays, there is a shorter said communion service at 8am, followed by the sung Parish Eucharist at 10.00am. The main midweek Eucharist is on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. All of our services are followed by refreshments.

With its distinctive spire being clearly visible across the town, this holy place has been a beacon of hope and refuge since the town was formed. Built in 1863 in the style of the Gothic revival, our beautiful church has been the place where our parish and people have come together – to offer worship to God, and to celebrate the great moments of joy in their lives. We strive to continue that same mission today – of drawing people to Christ, and extending His loving care to all in our community.

Please consider making a donation to our Organ Fund 

We are a registered Charity 1165166 Support St John’s Church here

The Rededication of the Organ and the completion of the restoration project was celebrated on the 16th June.

We had a wonderful service with Bishop Martin to rededicate the organ, following extensive fundraising efforts. Many parishioners, local townspeople, and everyone involved in the organ renovation attended. We enjoyed a service filled with warmth and fellowship. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal and the renovation.

The organ was installed in 1889 and was built by James Jepson Binns (1855 – 1929). The instrument has three manuals and pedals with twenty-seven stops. In the early 1900s the first of two tranches of Edwardian alterations were carried out. The first was by Bonavia Hunt, who revoiced a section of the organ pipes, and in 1927 the second change was carried out by organ builders Morgan & Smith, who provided new pneumatic key-actions, console alterations and tonal alterations.

A model of the organ made by Children’s Church.   A Cake made for the celebration.

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