Service Leader Notes

This section of the website is primarily relevant to those leading services at St Johns, whether as part of the benefice clergy team, lay leaders or as visiting service leaders.

Contained on this web page:

  • Notes for service leaders re inclusion of songs/sung liturgy
    • Schedule for Glorias
    • Children’s songs
    • Song choices
    • Blog of songs sung
    • Musicians
  • Song lists
    • Newer songs known
    • Song introduction schedule
    • Mission Praise index of songs known [historical]
  • Release
    • Songs known
  • Service colour and musicians rota
  • Worship for All Guidance

Notes for service leaders re inclusion of songs/sung liturgy

Agreed guidance from the worship committee to service leaders is as follows:


Week 1 Worship for All
Week 2 Gloria with clapping
Week 3 Appleford Gloria
Week 4 Peruvian Gloria

Children’s songs

To be sung in week 1 and week 3 and as otherwise felt appropriate by service leaders – see list below.

Song choices

Per service: At least 1x trad hymn; 2 x newer songs [see list below]; at least one other. Children’s songs as per above. Exception is Green Book services where there is flexibility to use more traditional songs. Please ensure though that there is a song from the song introduction list below.

Blog of Songs Sung

Week by week service leaders are requested to send their list of songs to a specific email address and a record will be kept at the following website:

The email address has been circulated and can be obtained from Ben Ling if needed.


For details of service book colours and musicians see the bottom of this page after the song lists.


Morning Service Newer Songs Known – List up to date to Jan 2020


Not from Mission Praise


Bless the Lord O my soul [10,000 reasons] VT Fullness of Grace [Christmas 2017]
I’ve heard a thousand stories (Good Good father) VT There’s nothing worth more [Holy spirit you are welcome here] V
May the words of my mouth You give life [Great are you lord] VT
Let our praise be your welcome [Here for you] King of Kings [Hillsongs]
Yes and Amen [Faithful you are] You were the word at the beginning [What beautiful name it is]

From Mission Praise

825 faithful one so unchanging VT 1123 We bow down and confess
872 jesus jesus holy and anointed VT 1139 You chose the cross with every breath VT
880 Lord I come to You [The Power of your love] 1163 Christ’s is the world[done once or twice a long time ago]
921 purify my heart  VT 1168 Everyone need compassion VT
971 before the throne of god above 1170 From to highest of heights VT
990 I will offer up my life VT 1175 God in my living
991 I will worship [You alone are worthy of my praise] VT 1190 Im giving you my heart 
1003 My Jesus my saviour [Shout to the Lord] VT 1201 Longing for Light
1004 O God of burning cleansing flame 1217 O to see the dawn [Townend Easter]
1005 Our God is an awesome God 1222 Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord VT
1008 The Lord’s my shepherd VT 1240   Who can know the mind of our creator
1016 When the music fades  VT 1227 The Splendour of the King [How great is our God] VT
1023 At the foot of the cross  VT Other songs with video tracks
1024 All my days I will sing this song 0988 How deep the FAther’s Love VT
1025 All who are thirsty [Come Lord Jesus Come] VT 0037 As the Deer Pants for the Water VT
1031 Befriended 0242 Hosanna Hosanna VT
1034 Beautiful Lord wonderful saviour 0261 I am the Bread of Life VT
1036 Blessed be your name VT 0445 Shine Jesus Shine  VT
1040 Come now is the time to worship VT 0590 Seek ye first VT
1045 From the squalor of a borrowed stable 0673 There is a redeemer VT
1063 I have heard so many songs VT
1072 In Christ alone VT
1076 Jesus be the centre VT
1086 Light of the world VT
1098 O kneel me down again VT

Children’s songs

City on a Hill VT Our God is a good God yes he is
Every move I make [Na na na na na na] VT Our God is a Great big God VT
God loves me I want to shout it out Shine VT
I give thanks to you my heavenly father [Slugs and snails] VT Trust the Lord VT
Lubbly Jubbyl  VT

Mission Praise Index:

St John’s uses Mission Praise as its primary Hymn Book. The index provided below  is sorted alphabetically. Next to the song title is an annotation 1, 2 or 3. Songs marked with a number are known to the St John’s congregation. 3 is a well known song. 1 is a lesser known song. The index is in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file. The list is updated only to 2014/2015. See lists above for newer songs known.

Mission Praise Index


Newer Songs Known

All my days (Beautiful Saviour) Nothing can separate (Your love never fails)
All who are thirsty [Come Lord Jesus Come] Oh kneel me down again (Humble King)
A thousand times I’ve failed [From the Inside Out] Spirit Break out (Our father all of heaven roars your name)
Befriended Strength will rise
Blessed be your name The Lord’s my shepherd
Bless the Lord O my Soul (10,000 reasons) There’s nothing worth more [Holy spirit you are welcome here]
Build my life (Worthy of every song) Water you turned into wine
Come now is the time to worship We bow down
Everyone needs compassion (Mighty to save) When the music fades (The Heart of Worship)
From the highest of heights (Indescribable) Who breaks the power [This is amazing grace]
God take me back (Simple Pursuit) Worthy is the Lamb (Revelation Song)
Grace you’ve shown me grace (You have won me) Yes and Amen (Faithful you are)
How deep the Father’s love for us You breathe life (Spirit Fall)
How Great is our God (The Splendour of the King) You give life (Great are you Lord)
If faith can move mountains (Waiting here for you) You were the word at the beginning [What a beautiful name]
I have heard so many songs King of Kings [Hillsongs]
In Christ alone There is a name [Ligertwood]
I see the King of glory (Hosanna) All things new [Jesus you are justice]
I see your face (Beautiful)
I’ve heard a thousand stories (Good Good father)
Let our praise be your welcome (Here for you)
Light of the world (Here I am to worship
Lord let your glory fall (You are good)
May the words of my mouth
More love, more power

Service Colours and Musicians

Sundays 2020 Main Sunday Lead Main Sunday Others Release / Messy Church Release other musicians
Feb 2nd WFA Ben [Guitar] Martin, Toby, Pete
9th Purple Ben [Piano] Paul Ben (Release) Martin
16th Green David Paul (Messy)
23rd Lent/Blue Clare [Piano]
Mar 1st WFA Sue Martin, Toby, Pete/Ben [Drums]
8th Lent/Yellow Ben [Piano] Paul (Release) Martin
15th Lent/Green David Ben (Messy)
22nd WFA /Mothering Paul Ben [Piano]
29th Partnership at St Johns Ben [Piano] Paul, Martin, Pete, Clare [Clarinet]
April 5th Palm Sunday Ben [Piano] x
12th Easter Ben [Guitar] Martin, Toby, Pete Paul (Release)
19th Green David Paul (Messy) Martin
26th Blue Ben [Piano]
May 3rd WFA Paul Martin, Toby, Pete/Ben [Drums]
10th Yellow Sue Ben [Guitar], Pete [Drums] Paul (Release) Martin
17th Green David Ben (Messy)
24th Purple Clare [Piano]
31st Partnership St Ambrose x x
June 7th WFA Ben [Guitar] Martin, Toby, Pete
14th Blue Paul Sue Ben (Release) Martin
21st Green David Paul (Messy)
28th Yellow Clare [Piano] Ben [Guitar]
July 5th WFA Paul Martin, Toby, Pete/Ben [Drums]
12th Purple Ben [Piano] Paul (Release) Martin
19th Green David Ben (Messy)
26th Blue Sue


Worship for All

Below is a file containing the current worship for all guidelines: [updated October 2018]

Worship for All Guidelines Oct 18

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