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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.


Brass on the Grass 

Brass on the Grass: music for a summer evening by the East of England Co-op Brass Band and the Riverside 100 Musical Theatre Choir. Saturday 1st July in the grounds of the Old Rectory, Bredfield, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm - bring a picnic). Tickets £10 adult, £5 U14 from Bredfield Village Shop or Paul Cannard on 01473 737707. In aid of the Samaritans and St Andrew's Church, Bredfield 

Do you have a caravan 

Do you have a caravan the youth could borrow for Soul Survivor?  We would like to borrow two caravans so that the leaders can camp in a bit more comfort.  We would also need them to be towed to the East of England Showground near Peterborough on Saturday 19th August and collected Thursday 24th August.  We would cover petrol costs to take and collect the caravans.  We would also welcome a volunteer to tow a trailer with our equipment.  If you could help, this would greatly reduce our costs.  Please speak  or  email Andy Williams .

Summer Children’s Ministry 

During the summer we want to give our regular Light Factory and Cells leaders some time off so they can take part in the morning services and be refreshed ready for the new school year in September.  Therefore Clare is looking for some other people to volunteer to run the children’s activities during our morning services in the summer.  During the services the children will have 20-30 minutes doing their own activities which are all planned and materials will be provided. If you can offer your time to work with the children for one or more weeks during the summer please contact Clare.

 Want to try your hand at puppets?  St John’s Puppets have been invited to take part in the Regatta Service on 16th July.  Whether you are an experienced puppeteer or have never tried puppetry before, if you are aged 10 and upwards, you are welcome to join us.  If you would like to take part please contact Clare by 5th July so that we can arrange a rehearsal time.

  New Wine - Upcoming Local Events

To find out information on local New Wine Events, please visit our website page 'New wine Network Events' or click here.

St John's is part of a network of churches working together with New Wine to see churches renewed, strengthened and planted, living out the Word of God in every aspect of life, serving God by reaching the lost, broken and poor, demonstrating the good news of the kingdom of God to all.   For local churches to change nations we need to work together with those in leadership in churches. New Wine offer many opportunities of training and developing leaders and we are excited to be part of the New Wine Network. 

'High Tea' - Janet's Pop Up Tea Room - Saturday 24 June 

Pop Up Tea Room

New Wine United 2017 - Still time to book in!

Over 45 people have booked into New Wine United from our St John's church family.   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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St John's Mens Group 

Please click on the poster below to visit the St John's Mens Group page. 
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Big Family Day Out and Woodbridge Regatta

The Big Family Day Out this year will be at Kingston Fields on 16th July, 10:30am to 1:30pm.  Join with other Churches in Woodbridge, worship together and bless the community.  Our 11:00am congregation will be at the Big Family Day Out and can enjoy the Regatta afterwards.

We will need volunteers to help with putting up and taking down the marquee, stewarding and First Aid.  If you can help with any of these please speak to Andy Williams.


Exploring Issues 

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

Exploring Issues

Israel Trip - Nov 2017 (Spaces still available)

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. 

Isreal Trip