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

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.

At our Harvest Festival this year we divided the front of our church into two halves, representing the haves and have-nots of our world. On the one side we had our usual wonderful display of fruit, vegetables and flowers while on the other was pail of dirty water and a handful of rice. How hard it is to celebrate the bounty of our own harvest without remembering that one in seven people on earth is hungry every day of their lives.

Just some of our harvest contributions to the Hereford Food Bank

Minister: Revd. Iain Skinner

St John's is the largest church in the Circuit, having about 170 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     

Our Church Diary

Sun Nov 4th 10.30amMorning worship for All Souls Day
Sun Nov 11th 10.30 amMorning worship for Remembrance Sunday
Sun Nov 18th 4.00 pm Tea Service
Sun Dec 2nd 10.30 amMorning worship for Advent Sunday
Sun Dec 9th 10.30 amGift Service
Sun Dec 16th 4pmChristingle and Nativity Service
Dec 23rd 6pm    Carol Service
Dec 24th 11.30 pmChristmas Night Communion Service
Dec 25th 10.30 amMorning Worship for Christmas Day

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.


Some of our more elderly members find it difficult to attend our Sunday morning Worship, so once a month we hold a Tea Church in the afternoon.  This is a very informal service accompanied by lots of tea, sandwiches and cakes - all served on our best fine china!

Of course, as sandwiches and cakes are involved,  plenty of our younger members come along as well!