The congregation at St John's covers the whole spectrum of ages though, as with many churches, the mid-range has less numbers than the young and the elderly.
Members of the congregation participate in services in many ways - as servers, readers, leading intercessions etc. They also form willing groups for welcoming people, serving coffee after the service and so on. Another task, not seen in every church, is the after-service clearing away, when the church is turned back into a hall - carpets rolled up; chancel screen pulled across; pulpit, lectern and rails moved, chairs stacked against the screen.
Children of all ages are welcome to our Junior Church, which takes place at the same time as the main Sunday morning service - with much interaction between the two groups at different points in the service. Junior Church also read lessons and lead intercessions on some Sundays, as well as taking a major role at special festivals such as Mothering Sunday, Harvest and Christmas - their Nativity Play is always a joyous and spectacular event. And on the first Sunday of each month our morning service All Together @ St John's is specially planned for all ages to worship together in a less formal setting.
Besides offering church services, St John's Lady Chapel is usually open each weekday (except Wednesday) for anyone wishing for a quiet place to sit, think, pray or just to be.
Many people support the other activities of church life, from caring for the building, preparing for services, seeing to the flowers and so on. They also live their faith in many ways working for the benefit of the community, locally and in the wider world, in collaboration with our sister churches in the Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle and with the other Christian churches in the village through the Churches Together in Kidlington organisation.
For a list of all such activities, see here.