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COMMUNITY

Serving the community is at the heart of everything we do at St. John's. We do this in several ways, from our AA and CA recovery meetings to hosting mobile businesses in our church car park, to our community 'Wild Goose Café'.

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Recovery Ministry

At St John’s we host 2 different 12-step fellowships for those with any kind of addiction and your are encouraged to join us on a Monday and Tuesday evening where you will be assured of a warm welcome and a safe place to speak with people who specialise in addiction recovery.

 

Monday evening 7.30pm - 9.30pm is a Cocaine Anonymous (CA) meeting - an opportunity to follow the 12-step programme where there is total anonymity, a safe space to share, encourage and support each other - refreshments provided.

Tuesday evening 7:30pm - 8.30pm is about studying the 12-step programme big book, the basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and how its recommendations can be applied in the everyday life of a recovering addict.

The Recovery Course

Alongside the AA and CA evenings we have also run The Recovery Course - A free 15 week course based on the 12-step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous, incorporating Christian principles, and designed solely for anyone seeking to break a dependence on any addiction. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Some do the course to intentionally invest in their recovery, others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas and support to help understand addiction and help people find lasting recovery.

https://www.therecoverycourse.com

 

If you have any questions at all, or wish to discuss how you might attend one of the groups, please contact Freddy Bloss on 07732 247859.

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St John’s Church Car Park for mobile business units

During the lockdown, small businesses suffered greatly in a number of ways and we wanted to support them in any way we could. We started hosting a local barber and member of our Church who runs his mobile unit from the car park, 4 days a week.

 

Luke’s Mobile Barber Shop is a fully equipped van and appointments can be made by calling Luke on 07890 039037

 

If you would be interested in running your mobile business from our car park, please contact us at admin@sjandsm.org

Halls for Hire

St Johns have a large hall for hire at the back of their Church which can comfortably seat 100 people. We're also able to separate the hall into two smaller venues.

 

St John’s pre-school use one of those smaller venues between 8am and 3pm, Monday to Friday and a variety of other activities happen in this space in the evenings.

 

The remaining small space is available for hire both week days and evenings.

The large Church worship building is also available to hire for conferences or large meetings. It's open plan and fully equipped with a new sound system and three, large, LCD screens with internet streaming capability. Both the hall for hire and main worship building have separate kitchens and toilet facilities

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More for your community

Foodbank 

https://rainham.foodbank.org.uk/about 

 

St Johns Pre-school 

https://www.valrobinsonchildcare.co.uk

 

Bereavement Team - if you  would value someone to talk with about bereavement, please get in touch.

 

Wild Goose Café - open every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm for the whole community to enjoy. Great coffee, tea, cake or light lunch (donation only) in a child friendly environment.

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