Our Vision   is to be a friendly, caring church, serving the local community and wider world through our faith in Jesus Christ.

Services at St John’s

These are at 10:45 normally
05 May
Sunday Worship and Communion Led by Peter Dawson
12 May
Sunday Worship Led by Rev Adam Earle
19 May
Sunday Worship Led by Rev David Rees
26 May
Sunday Worship Led by Peter Dawson
02 June
Sunday Worship and Communion Led by Rev Adam Earle

St John’s URC Ipswich Diary

Regular Events at Present

Worship for All.   Communion first Sunday of each month included with the online service.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 7.30pm Local AA Group Meeting Thursday 5.00pm 2nd Hamilton Rainbows 6.15pm 40th Ipswich Brownies 7.00pm/2:30pm Church Meeting (5 meetings per Year) Friday


10.45 am on Sundays Worship for All

at which you will find a warm welcome

Services last about 55 minutes. Our Worship Leaders include Ministers, such as our own Ipswich and East Minister Rev David Rees and Adam Earle, plus some excellent lay preachers, also including our own two lay preachers, Sara Pells and Peter Dawson. We use a large screen to pr oject elements of the service including the hymns.
Minister’s Letter

Our Communion Service is held on the first

Sunday in the Month

All age ‘Celebration Services’ are held with inputs from Rainbows, Brownies and Pre-School when circumstances permit.
Reflecting on the Holy Spirit It’s not long till Pentecost Sunday, and I find myself reflecting on the incredible power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Pentecost is such a special time for us as Christians, one of the three great feasts in the Christian calendar. It’s a time to remember and celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the early disciples, as described in the book of Acts. The Holy Spirit came like a rushing wind and tongues of fire, empowering the disciples to boldly proclaim the Gospel in languages they didn’t even know. Can you imagine witnessing such a miraculous event?But Pentecost isn't just a historical event to commemorate; it’s a reality we can experience today. The same Holy Spirit that filled the disciples almost 2000 years ago is alive and active in our lives right now. He is our Comforter, our Guide, our Advocate. He empowers us to live out our faith boldly and to share the love of Christ with others. Sometimes, we might forget about the Holy Spirit or overlook her importance in our Christian lives. We get caught up in the busyness of life, relying on our own strength and wisdom to get through each day. But the truth is, we were never meant to do life on our own. We were meant to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. So as we approach Pentecost Sunday, let’s take some time to reflect on our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Are we allowing her to work in and through us? Are we open to her leading in our lives? Are we seeking her guidance and wisdom in all that we do? And so, let’s pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our church and in our community and in ourselves. Let’s pray for hearts to be stirred, lives to be transformed, and souls to be saved. May we be a people who are continually filled with the Holy Spirit, shining the light of Christ wherever we go. As we celebrate Pentecost this year, let’s remember the incredible gift we’ve been given in the Holy Spirit. Let’s lean into her presence and power, knowing that with her, all things are possible. Blessings, David Rev David Rees

Room Hire

Below are the main rooms availab le followed by an interactive guide on hiring space at St John’s. The Booking Forms below the pictures of the spaces offer two ways to start the process of Booking. What is different between the methods can be seen in the interactive guide. The Main Hall Upstairs
This is used for Pre-school every weekday during term-time. Also by Brownies and Rainbows on Thursdays. Other than the Sanctuary, it is the largest space in the building and has kitchen fa ci lities just off the hall. Room 1 This is a regulary used space, including use as a Polling Station! It is easy to mak e all sorts of furnitur e arrangements. It is also straight off the main lobby so ma kes for easy access.
Rooms 4 and 5 A useful space, with a divider, so it can be made cosy or more open. It is used as a double room by the AA Group on a Wednesday evening regularly throughout the year. There is flexi bility in the setting of the furniture.
The Sanctuary The sanctuary is also very flexibl e in layout, but as the chairs are m ore substantial, re-arrangements r equire much more work. Ther e is a loop sound system and a projection screen. The organ console se en in the picture to the left is moveable. The organ pipes can be seen above the congregation seating ar ea in the picture below.
Last, but not least, are the supporting areas. There are toi lets on both floors including baby changing and disabled facilities on the gr ound floor. There is a small lift in the entrance lobby for people to get to and from the upper floor. Finally, each flo or has kit chen facilities. The pictures are of the downstairs kithen. There are toilets on both levels with a disabled facility on the ground floor.

Below is a brief guide to hiring a room in St John’s.

Booking Rooms at St John's URC Ipswich

Initial Considerations When? Day? Time? Looking at the Church Diary will give you an indication of any availabilty Click here . How long needed for Booking Including : Setting Up, Clearing Up What Space Do You Really Need What Sized Space? How Many People? How Many Tables? How Many Chairs? Do You Need Kitchen Facilities? £ COST: Price on Application Please note that it will vary with the frequency of use and, in colder parts of the year, the heating requirements.
Car Parking This is really difficult so assume it is NOT AVAILABLE Conditions of Booking Summary No Smoking, No Alcohol, No Exit Blocking You Must
Take all precautions on safety Have Public Liability Insurance - See Conditions Document for Guidance on Public Liability Insurance requirements. Comply with all Laws On: Health and Safety Safe-Guarding of vulnerable adults and children Food Hygiene Entertainment Licences
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Disability Equality Clean and Tidy Up after the event with everything returned to its original place!
2 Download a form and complete it and return to: roombooking@stjohnsurcipswich.org.uk Simple and you can work on it when you have time and can check information. The form is a fillable PDF but you may need to print it still if your PDF reader is not able to cope with it.

Contact Details

St John’s URC Ipswich Our Postal Address is: St John’s United Reformed Church 1 Cowper Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 5JD United Kingdom Office Telephone (Answer Machine) 01473 724961 Please use the adjacent contact form. Minister: Rev David Rees/Rev Adam Earle (Ipswich and East) or email: minister@stjohnsurcipswich.org.uk
Church Secretary:
You can use the form below for any enquiry