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.


Christian Media Workshop - 3 October 

Network Suffolk
Christian Media Workshop
Thursday 3 October 7.00 - 9.30 pm
Hope Church Ipswich, Ipswich, IP3 8AF

This is a free communications workshop hosted by Network Suffolk.  The lead speaker is Keith Morris, a professional journalist who set up and runs the Network Norfolk website. In particular the evening will look at; 
What makes a good news story and how to write one.
How to write a press release and get it published.
What’s different about writing for the web?
How to recognise and take a good news photo.
How to use Network Suffolk to promote what you are doing. 
For more details visit the Network Suffolk Website by clicking here  To book a place please visit the Eventbrite website by clicking here


Youth and Children's Worker Apprentice at Just42

2019-08-13 Just42 Logo

Just42 is a Christian charity providing activities and support for children and young people and is the only open access youth provided in 200 square miles of rural Suffolk.  We run rural youth clubs, kids clubs, holiday clubs, a mentoring project, schools work and assemblies.
We're excited to be able to offer a unique apprenticeship opportunity as a youth and children's worker.  You will work alongside our team of experienced and qualified youth and children's workers gaining experience at both our children's clubs and also our youth projects.
There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the Apprentice to be a Christian.
For more details and to see the Job Description and Person Specification, go to our website: https://www.just42.org.uk/vacancies

The deadline for applications has now been extended to the 30th September.


Inspire - Volunteering Opportunity

2019-09-11 Inspire Advert 

Network Suffolk


Network SuffolkNetwork Suffolk is about enabling the unity of the entire Christian community across the region, by providing a place to share stories and information.  They aim to facilitate communication – to connect and build relationships – where people can be encouraged and inspired to work together.  They do this primarily through the web site and social media and aim to reflect and report honestly and without bias the different experiences and elements of the Christian faith.   They look to share what God is doing in the lives of people and communities within our towns and villages.  They strive to maintain an independent, balanced position, reporting on the breadth of the Christian Community.   For further information about Network Suffolk, please visit their homepage:  networksuffolk.org.uk or click here.  You can also view a short clip on what they offer - click here. 

Finny Music at HMP -Bure on 29 September 2019 

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 The Farm By the Water - Autumn Events

2019-09-02 FBTW autumn events 

Women Unite Conference - 21 September 2019 

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Resourcing Pastoral Care Course 

The Association of Christian Counsellors (based in Coventry), will be running a Resourcing Pastoral Care Course at Stopsley Baptist Church, Luton - 23 September – 2 December 2019.  We hope that you will encourage members of your congregation or anyone else that may be interested, in attending this invaluable and useful course; to become a Pastoral Carer and be an important part of their community especially when there is more demand on people today than ever before.  The aim of the course is to enable course members to develop their understanding of pastoral care from a Christian perspective and to become more effective in relating to and caring for the people and communities around them.
who is the course is for?  Those who see themselves helping others informally in their daily relationships and who desire to learn more about pastoral care generally without being part of a pastoral care team.  Those who may be members of a pastoral care team and who desire to learn more about pastoral care in order to help others both informally and formally. Those in church leadership or who have specific church roles and who desire to develop their awareness of pastoral care in order to support those for whom they have responsibility. Those who wish to help others in specific community and workplace settings and desire to learn more about pastoral care in outreach and mission and Those who desire to explore a call to pastoral care 

This 10-session, trainer led course is available through our regional training scheme and is suitable for SOME who are called into pastoral care, as well as the FEW who are called through leadership, training or specialist roles to resource the ALL and the SOME. The course aims to help develop a fuller understanding of, and skills in, pastoral care. It covers: a Christian perspective of pastoral care, human need, the caring relationship, listening skills, safe practice, other resources and reflective practice. A certificate of attendance is given upon completion of the 20 hours training and the additional 20 hours reflective practice elements.
For more information and to book your place please click here. 

Christian Vision for Men, Autumn Conference 1-3 November 2019 

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Repair Cafe Woodbridge - starting in September 2019 

2019-08-14 Repair cafe 

 Gideon Friends' Tea Party - Saturday 21 September 2019

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Pastoral Care Day - Saturday 5 October 2019 

2019-08-05 Pastoral Care Day 5

 To Japan for Jesus - 6 October 2019

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Japan is a beautiful, technologically-advanced country with a long history and fascinating culture. However, it’s less well known that out of a population of 126 million only 0.3 percent are evangelical Christians. This makes the Japanese people the second largest unreached people group in the world.

Come and meet David & Manuela Pawson who, along with their daughter Esther, are preparing themselves for long-term work in Japan. Find out how they were called, why they are going, and why Japan needs Jesus.

When and Where
6 October 2019
Sunday 6.30pm - 8pm
High Street Chapel
High Street
IP22 2QX

Event Website

For more Information
Tim Jenkins
Email: tim.jenkins@omfmail.com
Mobile: 07557 237 039


Dinner & Music at the Abbey - 16 November 2019 

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