Welcome to St John’s Methodist Church
Our Christian community has been holding services of worship in this church for over 55 years. This church was not the original place of worship for Methodists in the Amersham on the Hill area. From the 1920s until 1960, there was a smaller chapel in Woodside Road and in the nineteenth century Methodists met in a farm house in Amersham Common. The Methodist church in Amersham High Street dates from 1900.
The Methodist part of the Christian church has its roots in the preaching of John Wesley in the eighteenth century and in the groups (classes and societies) which he and his followers set up in many parts of the country.
Sunday Worship is at 11.00am.
Harvest is one of the seasons when we have special celebrations, to give thanks to God for the produce of the land and for those whose work provides us with our food. We also have special services for Remembrance and Mothering Sunday, and in the church year we celebrate Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Easter and Pentecost (Whitsun) as we remember God’s love for us in Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Scout Group, 2nd Amersham Common, meeting on Fridays, is affiliated to the church. We also have a House Group.
Other community groups use our premises and we are glad to welcome them. There are playgroups, exercise or keep-fit groups, blood donors, drama, dance and math’s lessons.
On Saturday mornings our Open Doors coffee lounge is available for everyone and is a place for parents to wait while their children are at maths or dance classes.
Messy Church, with craft and activities, takes place in the afternoon from 3.00 – 4.30pm on the second Saturday each month.
St John’s is part of the Amersham Methodist Circuit comprising nine churches which covers the area from Chesham to Gerrards Cross and Little Chalfont to Prestwood.
We are in a Local Ecumenical Covenant with our neighbouring churches in Amersham on the Hill - Amersham Free Church and St Michael’s - and have united services each year and regular and special combined activities.
We are all part of Churches Together in Amersham and Chesham Bois.
St John’s Methodist Church is linked to the many Christian churches throughout the world and the United Kingdom through the World Council of Churches and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland; it is part of the Methodist Connexion. There are Methodist churches in many other countries, from Sri Lanka to Kenya and Ghana, Antigua in the West Indies, and the United States.
We support work overseas through the Methodist Church and through charities such as Christian Aid and Workaid; we also support work in this country, including Methodist Homes (for elderly people) and Action for Children (NCH) –at Christmas we carol-sing round the streets of Amersham for Action for Children.