© St John’s URC Ipswich



Mr Andrew Walker

Andrew joined St John's when he was 6 years old going through Boys Brigade with the 3rd Ipswich Company.

He became a member of St John's URC in 1983 and has been an Elder for several years.

We welcome you to our website and would love to

see you in St John’s.

Community Coffee for All

at the church between 10.30am and 12.30pm on the second Saturday of most months.

Next time is on Saturday August 11, 2018

Rev Ivor Smith has now retired! So we are now looking forward to managing ourselves with help from around Suffolk and beyond.

We hope to have a Minister called to the South Suffolk Area Partnership rather than to any specific church like ours, as we know that there is a shortage of Ministers and money to pay them. The way the new arrangement will work can be seen in this:

PDF Guide to the process of Calling a Minister the new way which can be downloaded here.

If you are a URC Minister and also interested in taking up the challenge, seek out the Moderator of the Eastern Synod for more information.

Contact Minister

St John’s serves the area of East Ipswich but many members of our congregation come from outside this immediate area.

Our vision is for a friendly, caring church, serving the local community and the wider world, embracing all age groups and strengthening people in their faith in

Jesus Christ and their love for other people.

Our Twitter account will keep you up to date.


Contact Secretary

Rev Chris Wood's Pastoral Message News


This is the regular publication containing news of events and background to our church life.

The August/September version can be downloaded or read in PDF format here.

Complete with two

Pastoral Messages

(Unlike Paper version!)

Click here to see this weeks’ Service Sheet, includes Hyms & Readings  Normallly availlable from the Thursday before the Service.

Rev David Rees to become lead minister for Ipswich and East sector of SSAP in late summer, after a successful Call.

New Room Booking Guide and Enquiry Form

Check them out on Room Hire tab

Also new contact/enquiry form on the

Contacts tab

St John's is a friendly, welcoming Christian church offering worship for all and facilities for the local community.

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