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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.

 

Link Up Women's Group 

Link Up is a Ladies Christian group for those of any denomination or on the fringe, and for any age.

Our aims at Link Up are to enable Christian women to develop friendships, to provide support for each other, and to invite friends along.

We would love some new members, and friends are always welcome, so please get in touch with Liz Brockbank, Sue Banyard, Jacquie Tricker or the St John's Church Office if you are interested in joining.

To view details of the upcoming events, please visit the Link Up page under Community/Local Community/Interest Groups or click on the image. 

St Andrews Amblers - New Dates 

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Woodbridge Methodist Church Choir, Saturday 28th April 

Woodbridge Methodist Church Choir invites you to an afternoon of music and poetry on a Spring Theme on Saturday 28th April at 3pm (in the Octagon).  Tea and cakes will be served and donations to "New Horizons Lunch Club".
 

GREATER - A day conference for Women, Saturday 12 May  

This conference is on Saturday 12 May from 10am to 3pm.  The cost is £6 - refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.  It will be held at Bethesda Baptist Church, Felixstowe and the talks will be based on the book of Hebrews by Lizzy Smallwood. 

The conference can be booked on-line, please click here for more details.  

Police Alert Regarding Caravan Theft 

Police are urging caravan owners to take simple steps to secure their caravans, after one was stolen at the end of March at Sternfield.
The incident took place at some point between Tuesday 27 March at 7pm and Wednesday 28 March at 10am at a site on Sandy Lane. Despite the caravan having a lock attached to it, this was broken and the caravan was removed by being dragged across fields. It was located and recovered a few days later in Bedfordshire.
Sgt Brian Calver from the Rural Crime Team police said: "As we enter spring time it’s the time of year when  more caravans are going to be used so I would urge users/owners to be vigilant.  "My advice for owners would be to ensure the caravan is kept locked and secured by a decent lock which is ‘Secure by Design’ rated.   People should also ensure security markings are recorded and photos of the caravan taken. If possible, they should park them under lit areas and consider CCTV.
"I would strongly urge all owners to have tracking devices fitted, as these can result in prompt recovery, which was the case for the one stolen last week. The cost of a tracking device can easily be balanced against the cost of a replacement caravan.”

Other useful tips to consider include:
 
-Use locking wheel nuts and a good quality clamp on the wheels
-Not to leave expensive personal belongings inside and ensure they lock them on site when out for the day also. If out for the evening, consider leaving a light and or radio on, to make the place look occupied.
-Consider the use of shed alarms which are relatively inexpensive easily available at hard ware stores yet provide a good deterrent.

Site owners, are urged to review their site security and consider such things as CCTV, barriers, lighting, ditches around the perimeter to prevent access via fields, regular patrols around the site, particularly after dark to ensure security is maintained. If anybody wants any advice on security for their site, they can contact me or any caravan dealership where they will be able to advise accordingly.  If anyone sees any suspicious activity on a caravan site they should try and obtain descriptions and vehicle registrations.
For further useful tips please visit Suffolk Constabulary website: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/caravan_security.pdf 

Prometheus Orchestra - Saturday 28th April 2018 


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Concert of Light Classics & Music 

The Community of Light Orchestra presents a Concert of Light Classics & Music.  Saturday 12 May 2018 at 7.30pm, St John's Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 4QE.  Free Admission with retiring collection in aid of Talitha Koum.  For more information visit their website via this link -
The Community Light Orchestra

The Life of Christ, 19-23 June 2018 

If you are interested in attending this event, please let Lyn Spall know who will be able to give you more information. 

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