St John’s Services and Ministries

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ST JOHN’S CHURCH is part of the Totnes Mission Community, and is served by a team of clergy and the two churchwardens of the Totnes with Bridgetown PCC.


We have a Eucharist Service (Common Worship Order One) each Sunday at 9.30am. Everyone and anyone is very welcome to come and join us! St John’s is a relaxed and informal congregation. Check current service times here.

We have a Children’s Area and are always overjoyed to welcome new people and new families to our services. Following our services, we have light refreshments to help people to get to know each other better.

4th Sunday in most months from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
St John’s Church, Bridgetown
A continuing initiative of St Mary’s and St John’s churches, an opportunity for alternative and creative worship
• all welcome

The Conversation

Additional to Divine Worship, we host an interactive church service, which we have called The Conversation. The meeting is framed with prayer and song, around an open discussion about a topical issue.
These services are specifically aimed at those who are not currently attending church, but who have questions about Christianity that they would like to discuss. This service is currently paused; we will let you know when it resumes.

Parent and Toddler Group

Each Monday morning during term time, St John’s runs a Parent and Toddler Group, to support and encourage local parents. The group attracts a wide range of parents, carers and children. The group is all about providing support and friendship. We sometimes have a bouncy castle, and we have even taken a trip to the zoo! The group currently meets between 10am and 12noon, at Totnes Boating Association.

St John’s Community Café

Every Wednesday*, between 10am and 1pm, we also run the highly successful St John’s Community Café. This donation-based café exists to create a weekly safe and relaxing place for local residents to find friendship, company and support.
(*occasionally the day of the week varies – please see the main Events page)

A video of Bishop Robert’s visit to the Café in early 2018:

The Café has been highly praised
by the local MP Sarah Wollaston, the Bishop of Exeter (see video above) and the Totnes Town Council. The Town Mayor often has a resident’s surgery at the Café.

We have wonderful coffee, great cake and a welcome which is second-to-none. Over the past year we have seen people of all ages coming to the Café to build friendships and local support networks.
• you can find out more about the Café on Facebook

Messy Church


St John’s has also been hosting a monthly Messy Church, which has been a really successful method of connecting with young families in our area.

•  Messy Church is currently taking a break

Sacred Space

An established initiative at St John’s Church with the opportunity for alternative and creative worship. This may particularly suit anyone who finds they do not relate to conventional, traditional forms of worship but who is looking for different ways to encounter God and to respond to a sense of the Holy.
• usually on the 4th Sunday of each month

Click here to view a gallery with further Sacred Space photographs

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