St. Johns

Welcome to St. John's Methodist Church
St. Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR

Following government advice, St John's will be closed until further notice.

During this time of Coronavirus Covid-19 Social Distancing please keep in touch with our CONNECT page.

Community Support

If you are under 70, not in the vulnerable category and otherwise feeling well, you might like to consider volunteering.  HVOSS are helping to connect those in need with those who can offer support.  Herefordshire Council are registering and co-ordinating all volunteers. 

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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to reflect the love of God in our community and beyond and maintain the church's life of worship and service.

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St John's Psalm

As part of the service on 16 February we were asked to think about some of the words and phrases we might use to describe God, God’s love or to praise God.  Angie then took these and composed the following psalm:

Ubiquitous, ever-present God,

you are always there.

Omnipotent and omniscient,

you comfort us in times of sorrow,

you forgive us when

we turn to you in repentance.

You heal us in ways

we do not always understand.


You are love.

You provide for us,

you protect us.

We can always rely on you.


God of wonder,

help us to see you in the world,

help us to follow your precepts,

help us to walk in your ways of righteousness.


Words are never enough.

You are!

Minister: Deacon Angie Allport

St John's is the largest church in the Circuit, having about 160 members and is situated in the ancient heart of Hereford City. There is a full programme of regular activities and we have many special events throughout the year.

The pattern of our Sunday morning worship varies from week to week, but is generally fairly formal. Our children meet as S-Club on Sunday mornings, sharing the first part of the 10.30 service. You can find out more about S-Club here.

We have five House Groups which meet about once a month. These all meet in members homes and offer a variety of types of fellowship. Some are structured, perhaps following a set course of study, while others operate less formally.

St. John's has a strong sense of it's place in the community of Hereford City. Members are deeply involved in community activities including the Hereford Food Bank for which tins of food are collected each Sunday. We work with our friends from Hereford Cathedral, using our own facilities to provide hot breakfasts on Saturdays for those  in our city who need it. We run the only club in the County which gives special support to families with young twins and our toddler group is highly regarded by many parents of young children in Hereford. 
 A range of community groups use our premises week by week and we have an excellent working relationship with Hereford Cathedral School which often performs concerts in the church. St. John's has a strong musical tradition and our church makes an excellent concert venue, used by a number of music groups from the city and beyond.

St. John's is also much involved with other churches in Hereford and supports the work of Churches Together in Hereford and strongly supports the work of Christian Aid and All We Can.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our Sunday morning worship or to any of our mid-week meetings. Be warned though - sometimes on a Sunday you need to get here in good time or you may have to sit right on the front row or up in the gallery!  

And, of course, we hope you will join us afterwards for a cup of Fair Trade tea or coffee! 

Weekly diary
These are regular events but do not necessarily take place every week through the year.

 Sunday  8.00 am  Holy Communion  (First Sunday in the month)
   10.30 am  Morning Worship  
   3.00 pm  Brass Band Practice  
 Tuesday  10.00 am  Toddlers Group  
   2.00 pm  Ladies Badminton  
 Wednesday  10.00 am  Holy Communion  (First Wednesday in the month)
   12.30 pm  Luncheon Club  
   7.00 pm  Mixed Badminton Club  
   7.30 pm  Short mat bowls  
 Thursday      7.30 pm  Drama Group  
 Saturday  10.30 am  Coffee Morning  

Some of Our Activities - Click for more details

Drama group        S Club                      House Groups
Tots Group           Twins Club                Luncheon Club
Short Mat Bowls   Music at St John's    Badminton
Sewing Group     

Although our premises are busy during the week with our various Church activities, rooms may be available for hire to other suitable organisations at reasonable rates.
For more details of accommodation and hire rates click here.

St. John's follows a rigorous policy for Safeguarding all members of the Church Family.    You can view it here.