Changing lives for Jesus

Weekly Activities

We host various regular activities at St John’s, including:


7:30am – 4:00pm Monday Market (1st, 3rd & 4th weeks)


9:00am Pilates for healthy bones
9:50am Mobility, Strength & Balance


7:30pm Sing for Joy Choir practice - term time only


5:30pm Pilates for healthy bones
The Thursday Pilates class is not meeting in August. The next class will be September 5th. The Tuesday classes will carry on as normal

Monday Market

Some years ago, one of the members of St John's felt very strongly that it would be good if local people could come to the church and feel comfortable without necessarily coming to a church service. So the vision for Monday market was born. It began as a simple coffee bar but is now a thriving market selling most things that anyone wishes to donate! The market is under Debbie's management and continues as an important part of our outreach to the community. Bob is in charge of PAT testing so the market is able to sell electrical goods legally and safely. All members of the catering team have their Health & Hygiene Certificates and official logs are kept for cleaning so that our kitchen complies with regularions. The Monday Market is a real hive of activity. Come and check it out!

Sing for Joy Choir

The minister thought there was a need in Shiphay for a community choir and Sing for Joy was born in 2017. The choir is made up of church members and members of the Shiphay community. They give a concert in the summer and again just before Christmas. The last summer concert was held on 29th June 2019. Proceeds from ticket sales on that occasion went to the Ricky Grant Unit at Torbay Hospital and Church funds. Choir rehearsals begin again on the first Wednesday in September. Anyone interested in joining - please come along then.

Details of all of these activities are available from the Church office.