St John's United Reformed Church, Orpington
St Johns United Reformed church is a Christian Church in the Knoll area of Orpington, Kent in the London Borough of Bromley.
Each week we welcome a large number of people of all age groups to our church services and mid-week activities. We offer a space and a time for people to ask questions about God, about life and about themselves. We offer a place and an opportunity to be quiet, to find help and to make friends.
St John's United Reformed Church offers fellow Orpington people a place of sanctuary, prayer and worship of God. The church answers questions like 'what to do in Orpington?' or 'what to do with the kids?', ‘where can I go to say a prayer?’, 'how do I meet people?', 'how do I go about making friends?', 'what retired activities are available?' or 'which social clubs or social activities are offered in Orpington?'.
We have been providing young people in Orpington with guidance and support for many years. From babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, all through the school years to young adults, St John's offers its children a wide range of facilities. Indeed many of our current congregation have included their children in our nursery group, preschool or toddler group or used our creche facility.
St John's offers Christian care and support for its children, young people and youth members, through bible studies, exploration of faith and life, teaching and pastoral care. It offers fun, engaging activities for all young people including the Scouting and Girl Guiding groups: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts for the boys and Rainbows, Brownies, Guides for the girls. A popular Explorers group offers a programme for adolescents and young adults, with an emphasis on personal challenge and adventure.
Every Sunday morning, the church community (of all ages) gathers at 10:30am for a service of worship. We also offer baptisms, weddings, marriage blessings and funeral services. There are special celebrations at Christmas, Easter, Harvest Time and Remembrance Sunday, as well as smaller group meetings for prayer, stillness and discussion.
Walk gently through these coming weeks with quiet eagerness; many have gone before you, and by humility, quietness and persistent prayer have found signposts to an inner harmony and pathways to a deep felt peace.