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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.


Please Pray for Finny Music 

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Whole Church Prayer Morning 

As you may already be aware, we are holding a Morning of Prayer at St John's Church on Saturday 19th January from 9am – 12 pm with a soup lunch provided afterwards, donations of fresh fruit or cake to accompany this would be welcome.
We are encouraging every member of St John’s to attend so that, in unity and love, we can come before the Lord and pray for His guidance corporately and personally as we seek direction for St Johns. 

This will include an opportunity to acknowledge and release those things that may have held us back, in order for us to move forward with a fresh confidence and clarity for the whole church family.

From England to Japan- Serving God in East Asia 

Come and hear from missionaries about the challenges faced in sharing Jesus with the Japanese on Sunday 3 February.
This special all-age service at St John's Church will give you a chance to find out more about mission in Japan.  The morning service will include testimony and input from OMF missionaries currently serving in Japan.

There will be a bring and share lunch following the service with the opportunity to try some Japanese food and enjoy some fellowship together.

All Age 3rd February OMF

Commitment Cards 

To help with the Church’s budgeting for this year, please consider filling in a Commitment Card and returning it in confidence to Robert Brockbank.

It will only be an indication of your expected giving to the church during the year – we understand that your circumstances may change. Cards, with a letter from our Vicar Clive and a return envelope, are available in the church porch. To save postage, feel free to put the completed cards in Robert’s pigeon hole in the church porch, hand them to a duty warden, or to the Church Office.

If you are able to give via the Gift Aid Scheme, then that is very beneficial to St John’s, as it allows the church to claim back an extra 25% on top of your donation, at no extra cost to you. For further information please visit our giving page or click here

Fruitfulness On The Frontline, starts on Sunday 20 January

We will be introducing a new sermon series on 20 January entitled 'Fruitfulness on the Frontline' .  There is a book to accompany this series which can be purchased through Eden Books - please click here if you would like to order a copy.   

If you are a member of a life-group and you wish to study this course as a group, there will be accompanying study notes and video sessions, which will be available to life-group leaders shortly. 

Fruitfulness on the Frontline 

Freedom In Christ Course-still time to book in! 

The Introductory Sessions was held on Wednesday 16th January but there is still time to book in for the start of the course, which will be Wednesday 23rd January.   If you would like to book yourself a place or for more information, please contact the church office on: 01394 383162. 
Freedom in Christ has been run on a number of occasions at St John’s over the last five years.  This discipleship course is highly recommended to both new believers and established Christians. The course aims to help you grasp the truth of who you are in Christ, sort out personal and spiritual issues and become more fruitful in your discipleship.  You are always welcome to repeat the Freedom in Christ course if you have already done it before.   

The evening will start at 7.30pm with refreshments, followed by a short DVD and then small informal discussion groups.  The evening will finish at 9.30pm.  

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News from the Treasurer regarding expenses 

News If anyone has any expenses to be paid or reimbursed relating to 2018 can they please pass this information to the church office or the treasurer as soon as possible.

Holiday Club 2019 

 Junior Heroes Holiday Club is happening 18th-20th February in Church 9:45am to 3:00pm each day.  Registration forms for children are available in the foyer, from the Church Office, and on the Holiday Club page of the Church website.  Please return your form by Sunday 10th February so we can allocate children to groups etc.  There is also still space on the team for those who would like to help.  We need at least four more adults who can work with a small group of 6-8 children as well as people to help with refreshments and games.  If you are able to offer to help please sign up on the board in Church or contact Clare Johnston through the Church office or at
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Birth Congratulations for Esther Pawson 

Esther Pawson

May we introduce to you the newest member of the Pawson family, Esther.   She was born on 4 January 2019, weighing 7.1lbs and is very alert and lively.  David and Manuella told us,  "we are all well and enjoying getting to know each other".


The Hub Community Cafe 

We are looking forward to this becoming a hub for the community where you can meet friends and make new ones.
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Who Let The Dad's Out?

 “Who Let The Dads Out? (WLTDO) “  This is a new outreach event starting at St John’s in March.   It will be a safe space for dads, father figures, carers and their children to enjoy time together and be encouraged to take part in activities (play, crafts etc) together. All dads, father figures, carers and their children are welcome.  The sessions will be on the 1st Saturday of each month between 10 am and 12 pm.

Can you help please?   Your help will be needed to rearrange the chairs on either Friday or Saturday morning ready for WLTDO and also at the end of the session so that the Church is ready for the service on Sunday morning.  Help will also be required in the servery on the Saturday mornings. Both men and ladies are welcome to help.

In addition we are carrying out a dry run on Saturday 16th Feb to which helpers and church families with preschool age children are invited to attend.