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.

After Easter our Drama Group presented the moving play "The Gardener's Tale", a modern version of a medieval mystery telling the Easter story from the perspective of the gardener.  Sorry about the heads in the way - this was a very live performance !!

Simon of Cyrene tells the gardener how he came to carry Jesus's cross.

Pilate finally agrees that 
Joseph of Arimathea can have the body of Jesus for burial.

Minister: Revd. Iain Skinner

St John's is the largest church in the Circuit, having about 165 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 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 - if you come 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! .

Harvest Festival

September 30th at 10.30 am

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

May 13-19thChristian Aid Week
Sun May 20th 10.30amMorning worship for Pentecost
Sun May 27th 10.30amMorning worship for Trinity Sunday
Sun Jun 3rd 4pmTea Church
Wed Jun 6th 7pm    Church Council
Fri Jun 22nd 7pm-11pmNight of the Churches in Hereford
Sun Jun 24th 10.30amMorning Worship for our Church Birthday
Wed Sep 26th 7pmChurch Council
Sat Sep 29th 6.30Harvest Supper and Quiz Night
Sun Sep 30th 10.30am    Harvest Festival
Sun Nov 4th 10.30amMorning worship for All Souls Day
Sun Nov 11th 10.30 amMorning worship for Remembrance Sunday
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.

St. John's joined with other churches at the Hereford River Carnival. Here, St John's Brass provided some of the music!