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 ministry to our car park ministry for mobile business units – plus many more.

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

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Recovery Ministry

Monday evening 8pm - 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 with 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) about and how its recommendations can be used in the everyday life of an addict.

The Recovery Course

Alongside these evenings we run The Recovery Course - a new course will be starting soon - tbc (watch this space!) A free 12-step course for adults with practical insights, guided teaching and support for both men and women.

https://www.therecoverycourse.com

This course has helped many find freedom from all types of addiction, habits or compulsive behaviours and has completely turned people’s lives around.

 

The Recovery team are also looking to set up a Local football team under the name ‘Turning Corners’ and are busy fund raising ready for their first game of the season.

 

For all of this and more please contact Freddy Bloss on 07732 247859 for further information.

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Alpha Course

Who is it for?

Alpha is for anyone who’s curious to explore the big questions of life, faith and meaning. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. This group is for adults 18 years and above. If you are younger and interested in attending, please let us know and we will let you know what we can offer.

When is it?

The course runs on Thursday evenings for around 10 weeks. Click the link below to find out the date for the next course.

How much does it cost to attend?

It’s free!

St John’s Church Car Park Ministry for mobile business units

During this lockdown, small businesses have suffered greatly in a number of ways and we want to support them in any way we can. We have encouraged a local barber who is a member of our Church to run a mobile unit and we are excited to say that as from 12th April, Luke’s Mobile Barber Shop will be up and running from a fully equipped van 4 days a week. Alongside this Jeffrey’s Traditional Pie and Mash van has been operating for a few months on a Friday and Saturday and they have very much become part of our small business community. If you would be interested in running a mobile business from our car park, please contact us.

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Halls for Hire

St Johns have two halls for hire at the back of their Church which can be changed into one large one and can hold 100 people seated. Monday to Friday 8-3pm the halls are used for St John’s pre-school and a variety of other activities happen in the evenings. The large open plan Church building is available for conferences, we have a sound system with projector, it has good facilities with 2 sets of toilets and a kitchen.

Other Activities

Foodbank 

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

 

Link Pre-school 

https://www.valrobinsonchildcare.co.uk

 

Bereavement team

Glenda / Dave / Jenny

 

The Coffee Hub

 

Beam Park

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