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Local News & Events 

We are fortunate at St John's to have a fantastic network of churches, charities and organisations in the local area. This page is an opportunity for us to share with St John's members the latest news & events from these organisations.


Coronavirus vaccine volunteer opportunities

Work with NHS colleagues across two counties to enable them to be ready to deliver a COVID-19 vaccination programme.   The NHS are seeking great volunteers to work as stewards at local vaccination centres which will be open from 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week. 

If you are interested in joining this unique new team please contact us by email: epunft.recruitment.covid-19@nhs.net.  Please see the web page for full details: https://eput.nhs.uk/about-us/working-at-eput/vaccine-recruitment/


 An invitation to come and Kahoot! with us

Kahoot                                                                                                             Footsteps

For those of you who don’t know about Kahoot, it is simply a quiz.  As we haven’t been albe to hold our Footsteps Multi-cultural Banquet fundraiser this year, we decided to have an online quiz instead. 
Why not come along and join us on Friday December 11th  @ 6.30pm  No need to organise a team, you can simply come as yourself, catch up on news from Footsteps and enjoy the quiz.

We will be meeting on Zoom, so you will need access to that.  Please let us know if you need any instructions for how to use Zoom.  Ideally you will also have a second device, like a mobile phone, where you have your Kahoot screen.  You can simply go to Kahoot.com, or on a phone download the free Kahoot app, and you are ready to play.  If that isn’t possible, please don’t worry.  We can link you with someone else and you can join in the fun by texting or phoning them with your answers to the questions (let us know in advance if you’d like to do this).
There is no charge to come and join the fun and all are welcome.  However, we are receiving donations from any who are able to contribute to our work of providing counselling to 11 -25 year olds.  

Please contact Jo or Christine if you would like to join us and we will send you the Zoom details.
Email:   info@footstepswwy.org.uk
Tel:       07955 898151



Here we are again in the middle of a 2nd lockdown and for many people a very uncertain time. I have decided to offer my coaching skills on a voluntary basis to people who feel they could benefit.  I am a certified Leadership and Career coach and am offering coaching mainly in resilience and job/career for those that are finding these times particularly challenging. 

I am offering to work initially for 4 to 6 weeks with new clients.  It will be on a first come first served basis.  If you or anyone you know, would benefit from coaching please get in touch. I can be contacted via email at jos@x10k.com

Jocelyn Saunders clc
PG Dip Bus Admin (Open) 
Executive & Career Coach, Trainer & Mentor
Member of the ICF; Corporate Coach U
mobile: 07753 903056
e-mail: mailto:jos@x10k.com


Home, but not alone 

 The Home, But Not Alone phoneline, which supports vulnerable people in our communities who may be struggling with the impact of Coronavirus, is now live again.  The service was paused in August because of low call demand and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. However, the service is now up and running again.
The telephone number is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.   The success of the service relied on the amazing local networks that sprung up across towns and villages in Suffolk and looked after those most in need.

Coronavirus - Additional Help 

If you could do with a little extra help at the moment perhaps one of these groups could help...

2020-11-10 Suffolk Helpline
2020-11-10 Home alone Coronavi

An important update on the future of Sizewell Hall

2020-11-10  Sizewell Hall
Please click on the image below to read Sizewell Hall's November newsletter which gives an important update about the future of Sizewell Hall and information of how you may help and give support whether through prayer or gifting. 

Daily Hope free phone line 

2020-04-29 Phone line

 Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line number 0800 804 8044, the line is available 24 hours a day and has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.


 The Food Bank Still Needs You

The Food Bank is still in great demand with up to 100 parcels going out each week. Regular donations from the churches are much appreciated, as are those from the collection points in our supermarkets. 

The Food Bank is located at the Salvation Army in Woodbridge and is manned on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for dropping off goods. Items needed include: dried foods, eg. pasta, rice, cereals, tins of beans, vegetables, soup, fruit, toiletries, nappies.

If you or someone you know is in need of a food parcel do get in touch. They are also delivering to those who are unable to get to the Food Bank.

Email address: alan.hill@salvationarmy.org.uk 
Phone: 01394 384967



The Current government guidance can be found using the link below


As the advice is constantly being updated please always refer to the government website or NHS.

We continue to serve you In Christ during this challenging time, looking to be church family together and neighbour to those around us.