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There is always plenty going on at St John's and this page is a great way to keep up to date with the latest news and notices from Clive and the Church Office.  


NewsSt John's Leaflet and Churchwardens Flyer

You can now view St John's Leaflets under 'St John's News/St John's Leaflets' or click here. To view the Churchwardens Flyer for April, please click here.

New Wine United 2017

Many from St John's have already booked in for New Wine United 2017.  Clive would like many more to come along from St John's to join in for a week of fellowship, as well as the fantastic teaching and worship programme that is offered. All those that book in can select to stay in the St John's Woodbridge camp site, which will ensure that we are all together.   For those who don't like camping, there are other options, such as hiring a caravan at New Wine (and they will take it to our site for you) or staying off-site.  Please go to the New Wine website for more information, or click here.  

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Vacancy - Operations and Event Manager 

For more information and to download a Job Description, Person Specification, Statement of Employment and Application Form, please click on the poster below.

Job Advert - Operations and Ev 

Auction of Promises 

Andy Williams, Youth Worker, would like to thank everyone who has supported the fundraising for the youth mission trip to Romania.  The next fundraising event is an 'Auction of Promises' during May. Items will be displayed in church and space available for people to make bids on sheets of paper.  If anyone has anything that can be auctioned, please contact Andy.  In the past people have offered to make cakes, pillion rides on bikes, rides in sports cars, sailing trips etc.  We look forward to your donations and bidding!  

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St John's APCM - Sunday 30th April 2017

To view the previous APCM reports, and for further information please click here.  


Cafe Church Sermon Series - Thy Kingdom Come 

In 2016, the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York invited the nation to stand together in prayer. Out of that call has grown an international and ecumenical call to prayer. In 2017, the church is being called to pray in unity from 25th May to 4th June. In Woodbridge, there is a 24/7 prayer room being launched at the start of the global wave of prayer. This is an exciting time for the church globally and for the local church in Woodbridge and the surrounding area.

When the people of God unite in a heart cry of prayer, the name of Jesus is glorified, spiritual strongholds are torn down, and God’s kingdom comes bringing light to the darkness. 
This Café Church series will look at the importance of prayer and draw us together as a church, preparing us for the week of prayer whilst focussing on our vision to be Holy.


Thy Kingdom Come Sermon Series

Exploring Issues 

To find out more about Exploring Issues, please click the poster below.

Exploring Issues

Holiday at Home 

Booking forms are available in the church foyer or click the poster below and it will take you to the 'Holiday at Home' website page where you can download a programme and booking form. Completed booking forms should be returned with payment to the Church Office after 18th April. 
If you would like to know more please contact Diana Hanes, Sue Guard or the Church Office.

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Farewell to Russell and Febe Pipe 

Russell and Febe Pipe, the leaders of the Salvation Army in Woodbridge, are retiring soon and are moving to be near relations in Kent.  St John's is planning to give them a farewell gift, in recognition of the amazing work they have done in the community and to help them set up in their new home.  If you would like to contribute to this gift, then please give your donation, clearly marked for Russell and Febe, to the church office.  (Note: as the donation is going to individuals, not a charity, we are unable to accept Gift Aid donations.  Cheques should be made payable to St John's Church Woodbridge) 

Help for the Life Exhibition 

The Life Exhibition is a fun, interactive way to explore the life of Jesus.  The exhibition is coming to St John’s in the week of 24th April and will be welcoming children from local primary schools to visit during the week.  In order to run this event we need a team of helpers.  We are looking for 7-8 people to help set up and clear away the exhibition on 23rd and 29th April respectively, as well as people to help with welcome, refreshments, and working with the children as they go around the exhibition.  If you are able to help please sign up on the board in church or contact Clare for more details. 


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Israel Trip - Nov 2017 

Following the huge success of the tour to Israel in March 2016, another tour has been booked for 7th - 14th Nov 2017.  For more information and a booking form, please click the poster below. 

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