Hartford's Local Church
St John's is situated in the heart of the village of Hartford and we aim to serve our local community in a number of ways.
We run cafes, a busy tots group, practical money management courses, a marriage course and provide a debt counselling service in partnership with Christians Against Poverty. Every year we open up the church buildings during Hartford's Victorian Christmas Fayre.
Tots & Tinies
This runs weekly during term time from 10am to 11.15am every Wednesday in the Church Centre. As well as plenty of time to play, there is singing, crafts and Bible stories on offer.
On Thursdays, we provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages. Our friendly staff serve coffee between 10.30 and 11.45am, and lunch is served at 12pm.
We offer an excellent variety of food at reasonable prices, providing a two-course menu plus coffee for £5. Children always eat free. There is always a choice of main courses and desserts. Click to view a sample menu.
CAP Money Courses
CAP Money is a three or four session, DVD based, money management course, facilitated by our trained CAP Money coaches. During the course participants learn how to build and live on a budget and a simple, cash based system that really works.
This course will help anyone to get more control over their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt.
Debt Advice - CAP
We provide a free debt advice and counselling service, in association with Christians Against Poverty.
Some quotes from recent local CAP clients are below:
- “I have had amazing support in dealing with my debts and made some very special friends along the way”
- “CAP have been so supportive and kind; I couldn’t have got through it without their continued help”
- “Nothing was too much effort. They opened my eyes to loving kindness and God’s love”
- “They helped every step of the way to make the process simple”
- “They eased the burden”
- “CAP has helped me stay strong and aided me to cope with my situation”
- “Fantastic service! Can’t believe it’s free!”
5th Hartford Brownies St John's are our affiliated Brownie pack. Please visit the Youth & Children section for more information and contact details.
The Marriage Course
A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even a good marriage better. We therefore run a seven session Marriage Course. It's for all couples, whether you've been married for 1 year, 20 years or even 60 years.
It is held in a romantic atmosphere with practical talks that are informative and fun. There is no group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.
You can also watch a promotional video below: