Copyright St Lukes Church, Winton, 2011 Who Are We St John’s Church is the parish church of the Parish of Moordown, which is part of Bournemouth Deanery, in the Diocese of Winchester, in the southern (Canterbury) province of the Church of England. But that doesn’t really say much about what we’re like… We are a diverse group of people who strive to be: inclusive, St John’s Church strives to be a welcoming Christian community exploring the meaning of faith today, through worship and prayer, discussion and reflection, and action in the community. Our weekly Sunday services draw people from Moordown and across Bournemouth and Poole who seek a Christian community in which the good news of love, openness, forgiveness and compassion is central. radical, In seeking to be a radical Christian community, we place the practice of Jesus of Nazareth at the root of our faith. His teaching and way of life point us to following a path of radical love, forgiveness and compassion. Committed to care for creation and pursue justice, we take seriously our work on environmental issues and our churchyard is a wildlife conservation area. We are a fair trade church, and support the work of Traidcraft and Christian Aid. and Open. We acknowledge that God is revealed in the past, the present and the future. We are open to learning about God through engagement with others outside the church. The disciplines of science, and the truths of other faith traditions, can help us to explore the meaning of our own contemporary Christian faith. We honour our roots in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and find inspiration in them. We particularly see the Communion as a community feast rather than an individualistic act, at which all are welcome. Above all Desmond Tutu’s phrase ‘the rainbow people of God’ reflects our life together.