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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.                                             

Church Family Holiday at Sizewell Hall 13 – 20 August 2022

2020-06-07  Sizewell Hall Chur
This beautiful place by the sea is steeped in prayer, and fellowship; laughter, food and friendship; and a peaceful place to draw closer to God.
A church family holiday – singles, couples, families, friends.  
Each day:  Some teaching and worship together led by Garrie & Jill Griffiths, with provision for children. A few household jobs to be shared (this year we will have a caterer so less for us to do!) Then what suits you - organised events, go out, enjoy the house and beach.
Everything is included in the cost:    Under 2 years: No charge,   2-4 years: £70,  5-10 years: £140,   Adult: £240. You can choose to pay in instalments and some discretionary funding available.  Full details on the form.
Deadline: The PCC will decide in early July if the holiday is viable, they need to confirm the booking and pay a non-  refundable deposit.


Booking forms will be available to download in pdf HERE from Monday 21 June, or if you would rather complete and return Electronically and make a BACS payment use the word document HERE and email your form to, or if you would rather a hard copy you can collect one from the office during open times.
If you have never been to Sizewell before, you can watch this video again to find out more from members of our Church Family as they share with us what they love about the holiday Sizewell 2022, you coming? Or talk to any one of us.  Hope you can make it.

Sizewell 2022 organising team
(Noelle Gore, Cathie & Julian Taylor, Alan Hawes, Marian Thomas, Stephen David, Nigel Maxwell and Pete Hanes)

The Little Free Pantry is ready to open!

2021-06-17 The free Little PanThanks to Max Double, we have our Little Free Pantry community project ready to start. However, we need your help to get it up and running.

The idea is anyone in the community can 'give what you can, take what you need' at any time of day or night.  The pantry is located alongside the Church hall and is always open.

Firstly, we are looking for volunteers to check the pantry weekly and ensure food is in date and it is suitably stocked with a range of food. If we can get 12 volunteers then each would manage the pantry for a month of the year. Surplus food will be given to the Salvation Army food bank.  Equally, if you are passing, please have a look and add non-perishable food or toiletries you can see we are missing.  

Secondly, we need to tell local people about the pantry, showing our community God's love in action. In order to get locals involved, we have fliers printed which we would like delivered to every house in our parish.  Please consider if you could pick up a bundle and drop them off. (Bundles will consist of fliers for between 10-90 houses). We are keen for this to be a community project where anyone uses the pantry and anyone drops food off.

Please collect fliers from the back of Church from Monday 21st June. By this time the pantry will be ready to be used.

If you can put up an A4 poster or know someone who can, please contact us via the Church office.

This is an exciting project and a great opportunity to share God's love and goodness with those around us.

The Reaching Out team


Save the Date NewWine Breakout 29 July–3 August 2021

United breaks out is coming to you and your church for free this summer
More information to follow, but for now click on the image below for a glimpse of what is to come.

newwine video


Sunday 20June -A Musical Chord and a Parable 

2021-06-08 A Musical Chord and 

'Tom Wright in his commentary on Mark uses an illustration of a musical chord to help us understand how and why Jesus taught using parables. We will be thinking about two of his parables that describe the Kingdom of God. Join us as we think about Mark 4:26-34.’

We will be serving tea and coffee following the service so please remember to bring your own cup or travel mug with you as well as your mask.
We are continuing to LIVE stream our service so if you are unable to come into church you can join us by going straight to our YouTube Channel or by visiting our Online Services page.

Contactless Giving 

When you come into Church you will see our new contactless giving signs dotted around, if you have a smart phone this is a simple way to give and avoids the need to bring cash into church.  We have other ways to give which you can also find on our giving page.
2021-06-11 Contactless giving

A message from the Pastoral Team  


If anyone would like Home Communion because they cannot attend church at present, please let the office know.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Church Office opening hours

 2021-06-10 The Old Vicarge Ope

Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting at 7.30pm 

Joining together in Prayer is the basis for everything we do as a church family. A space where we celebrate together, look to God for the future together, and support one another in prayer.
We would love you to come and join us this evening as we meet together, on Zoom, to pray for God's guidance and grace as we move into this time of interregnum, praying also for each other as we walk through life's challenges together.

Join with us on Zoom on Tuesday Evenings at 7.30pm by clicking on the image below
2021-05-11 Romans 12 verse 12
      or by using ID: 937 1772 6932 and Password: 389335 if you have the app.

The Hub Community Café 

 2021-05-13 Hub Logo
The Hub Community Café is open in accordance with the Covid regulations between10am to11.45am every Monday on the outdoor terrace of The Red Lion, Woodbridge.
We look forward to seeing you there for a hot drink, biscuit and chat.                         
The Hub Team


Zoom with us through the week

We now have a dedicated page where you can find all the opportunities to meet with others to pray or chat.  You can find the link directly from the home page of the website or under the Congregations menu list.
Click here to see where it is. Zoom with Us