The Lord calls us to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God - Micah 6:8
St John’s with St Mary’s is a friendly Church of England community in the heart of Devizes where we seek to walk openly and honestly with others as we learn to grow in God’s love. We invite you to experience and celebrate God’s love with us through worship and fellowship.
Following the announcement of The Prime Minister both St John's and St Mary's Churches
will remain closed until further notice.
Please feel free to down load Guidance of Spiritual Communion and Coronavirus
Due to Paul's ill health and his absence from duties until July there will not be any further virtual services for you to download for the time being, but there will be either an audio recording of worship each Sunday with accompanying text and selected music or sometimes just the text with no audio recording. We are indebted to all those involved in preparing and delivering these weekly acts of worship whilst we are unable to come together in church.
along with the accompanying Text
Ascension Day by Malcolm Guite
We saw his light break through the cloud of glory
Whilst we were rooted still in time and place
As earth became a part of Heaven’s story
And heaven opened to his human face.
We saw him go and yet we were not parted
He took us with him to the heart of things
The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted
Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,
Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,
Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,
Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness
And sing the waning darkness into light,
His light in us, and ours in him concealed,
Which all creation waits to see revealed.
from Sounding the Seasons
You may also wish to download last Sunday's Diocesan Service
Please feel free to download the Virtual St John's Choir singing "If ye Love me" by Tallis
Please click here to enjoy a video of the choir singing 'O sing joyfully' by Adrian Batten on their return flight from Latvia in 2018
You may also wish to listen to Stanford Coelos ascendit hodie. sung by a Virtual Choir which includes five members of St John's Choir
Please Click Here to download the Anthem for the day : O clap your hands - Vaughan Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1__ff8Er2U
You may wish to follow The Bishop of Ramsbury's You Tube Blog "Going to Ground"
Easter Garden in the snow. Zermatt, Switzerland. Easter 2019 by The Revd Canon Paul Richardson
Here is a link to a recent Radio 4 Sunday Worship Programme which includes The Bishop of Salisbury talking about 800 years of Salisbury Cathedral
During the time of Corona Virus - All our Services are available to download from our Services Page
All the accompanying Sermons are available to download from the Sermons Page
All Music is available to download from our Music and Choir Page
Please feel free to download our Monthly Magazine - June 2020
Please feel free to download our Monthy Prayer Cycle- June 2020
We also advise you that ALL church groups are cancelled until further notice Groups.
The Parish Office is now Closed but The Parish Administrator will be working from home - please call 07808 98 77 55
The Parish Office is the main point of contact and any information will be disseminated from there to the Clergy and the Church Wardens.
The Contact details for The Parish Office are:
Telephone: 07808 987755
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 10.00am – 12 noon
Prayers of Hope
Thousands of Christians are lighting candles and putting them in their windows at 7.00 pm on a Sunday Evening.
If you are not able to do this Churches Together in England are offering a poster to encourage #prayersofhope, which you could put in your window instead:
Download the poster here
The Parish Church of St John’s with St Mary’s, Devizes takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Jerry King on 723830 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email email@example.com