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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.                                             

Verse for the week- John 16 verse 33 

2021-03-04 Verse for the week  

Lent, Palm Sunday and Holy Week Recital by Robert Brockbank. 

 Please click on the image below to listen and enjoy Robert's Organ Recital.

2021-03-02 Robert's Organ Reci

Join us online LIVE on Sunday 

We will be streaming LIVE from the church again this Sunday at 10.30am.  You can go directly to the service by clicking this link to our YouTube Channel, or you can find our service from the website home page

Vacancy -Maintenance Person 

Do you have the skills we need?  Do you carry out your own DIY?  Our maintenance role has become vacant again as Paul who has been doing this role during most of Lockdown, moves to pastures new. Thank you for all you have done Paul to keep our buildings in good repair during this time.

To see the details for the role and application form please follow this link to our Job Vacancies page, which can also be found from the menu on the main page of the website.

Applications need to be received by 14th March 2021, interviews will be arranged within the two weeks after this date. 

Noelle Gore, Operations & Events Manager

Churches Together at Prayer 

2021-02 16 Churches together a
We invite all Christians to join together and pray for just half an hour on the first evening of every month. We have a powerful God who loves his children to speak to him and when we are united in our prayers the possibilities are endless. In these challenging times we need to join together to intercede for the situations in our world, our country and our town; praying for the effects of the pandemic, the well-being of families and school children, the financial impact of local businesses and how we can share God’s love with our friends and neighbours. Please click the link to join with us this Monday at 7pm. It would be so good to see you there.
Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 819 191 3344 
Passcode: 047188 


Prayer Diary for March

The Prayer Diary for March is ready for you to view on the Website, Click here to take you straight to the Prayer diary Resources page.  Thank you to Roy Eaton who faithfully prepares the diary for our use every month.

A Parish Magazine Team - could this be for you? 

 The Reaching Out Team are considering ways to engage with those in our parish, as many may have little visibility of St John's, besides knowing we do Sunday services.  As a Church we want to be able to bless our local community and encourage them to become involved in any of our activities if they wish to do so.  

With this in mind, we are considering putting a quarterly parish magazine together to be distributed to everyone in our parish.  This will not only let people know what is happening the following quarter at St John's, but it will also include interesting relevant articles and snippets of local information.

The aim is to set up a small team to take this further, looking into printing options, layout and design, content and distribution. Many areas, needing varied skills or just a willingness to get involved!

We are keen to gauge support from anyone interested in being involved in putting the parish magazine together and moving this idea forwards. If this is an area of service you might consider and something you feel passionate about, please contact me and we can discuss it further.  

Carol Saunders 
01394 382417 or 07736 247903


Archbishops invitation to pause & pray 

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them.

In an open letter, Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell invite everyone across England – whether they have faith or not – to pause, reflect on the “enormity of this pandemic” and to pray. Click here to read the Archbishops letter.

Starting on 1 February we invite you to set aside time every evening to pray, particularly at 6.00pm each day. More than ever, this is a time when we need to love each other. Prayer is an expression of love and it is one thing we can all do.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral will include 'Prayers for the Nation' in its service of Evening Prayer, Monday to Friday, which starts at 5.30pm. The service will conclude with the tolling of a bell at 6.00pm.  To join this service online please visit their Facebook page


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.

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Bereavement Support Group 

2021-01-20  Bereavement Suppor

Let's stay connected 

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