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Church and Community News

There is always plenty going on at St John's and in our local community. This page is a great way to keep up to date.


Summer in St Johns 

2022-07-19 Summer Services

Church Office Summer Shutdown 

2022-07-18 Office Summer Shutd

A Joy Filled Afternoon 

Thank you to the team for enabling this lovely event to take place, and thank you also  to everyone who came along making it such a happy and joy filled afternoon. 

2022-08-10 Jubilee Tea 2 Aug 2 

This Sunday 14 August -What if God says something I don't want to hear?

2022-08-14 Summer Series Commu 

Alpha at St John's - Begins Wednesday 28 September

2022-07-20 Alpha Enews
We have plenty of Alpha invitations in Church please take some to invite your friends and Neighbours to come along.

Thank you to those who gave our Old Vicarage Garden some TLC at the weekend                                                    

2022-08-03 Old Vicarage garden


Our weekly Prayer Meetings will recommence on Tuesday 6 September 

2022-07-21 Let's Pray Together

Eight million stitches expressing God’s love!



‘Threads through Creation’ is an extraordinary, uplifting textile art exhibition touring twenty cathedrals.  It’s touching thousands, and most people are blown away by it.  
It took Christian artist Jacqui Parkinson three years, miles of thread - and eight million stitches … 
Just opened at Bury St Edmunds – at St Edmundsbury Cathedral until 4th September.  Admission is free.
You’ll get to see a spectacular display of twelve huge and beautiful HUGE silk panels, retelling the story of Creation from Genesis. You’ve probably read the story in black and white – now see a retelling in glorious colour!
It’s a great opportunity for Christians to enjoy, and one of those occasions where you can take friends to – and be certain they’ll enjoy it.   You’ll have interesting conversations… 
More info can be found by using these links: 'Threads through creation' and


Date for your Diary, Ride and Stride -10 September

2022-08-03 Ride and Stride
Organised by Suffolk Historic Churches Trust (SHCT), Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride and Pedal & Drive sees several thousand cyclists and walkers of all ages (and drivers of vintage and classic cars) taking part in the annual fundraising event for the repair and upkeep of Suffolk churches.  The money they raise helps to save this wonderful part of our history, with half going to the Trust to give out as grants for church buildings, and half to the cyclist's/walker's chosen church. 
More details are available from

CAP-Christians Against Poverty 

2022-07-21 CAP Ambassodor 

Little Pantry in the holidays

We have been noticing that the Little Free Pantry has been very empty over the last few weeks. The few items that have been there are very quickly gone.  We suppose this is a plea that over the school holidays, when children usually at school need feeding at home, we try and add a few more items than usual to the pantry.  Breakfast cereals, snacks, pasta and pasta sauces, tins containing protein (fish or meat) and tins of vegetables might be very helpful.  

We hear so many positive comments about the pantry from those not associated with the Church, so it would be sad to see usage dwindle due to it being empty too often.  

A very big and genuine thank you to so many that regularly put food on the shelves.  The way we can show God's love and care to those around us through this project is limitless and every donation, no matter how small, is important.

The Little Free Pantry Team


St John's App - How to download to your phone

Our St John's App is now available to download to your phones, it is a great way to keep up to date with what is going on at St John's. You can find out what's on and when, when you are next on team duty , give to the work at St John's and much more.
It is very easy to download by following this link St John's App