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St John’s Wins Bronze

At St John’s we have been working towards getting Eco Church accreditation, and we are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Eco Church bronze award. Eco Church is a Christian charity run by A Rocha UK, who work for the protection and restoration of the natural world and are committed to mobilising Christians […]

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St John’s goes digital

As we continue in lockdown, St John’s has been exploring new ways of meeting together to worship as a church. While we are unable to use our church building, we are learning how to support each other and meet for worship in different ways. We are in much more frequent telephone contact with each other […]

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New Ways of Being Church

Following further advice from the Bishop of Southwark, we are sorry to announce that St John’s will be locked until further notice. We are no longer able to operate as a church in the way we are used to, but we will find ways of being church in this unprecedented situation. Please read the letter […]

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Coronavirus Update

‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Ps. 46.1 God be our strength, our hope, our strong defence and refuge at this time and always. Amen. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have suspended public services of worship until further notice.  This includes High Mass on Sunday and for any […]

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Coronavirus Guidance

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Church of England has issued guidance for parishes: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches This guidance is kept under review and will be updated. Members of St John’s are asked to note the following in particular: People who think they may have a serious infectious respiratory disease (e.g. flu) are asked not to […]

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Lent at St John’s

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, the forty days (plus six Sundays) of preparation for Easter, when we step back and think about how we follow Christ. On Ash Wednesday itself we have two masses with the imposition of ashes. We each receive the mark of the cross on our foreheads in ash […]

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Eco Church

One of the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion is ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth’ and at St John’s we’re determined to get better at this. We’re working towards getting Eco Church accreditation, which is a project from A Rocha UK, […]

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Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at St John’s! Please enjoy these two carols from our carol service last Sunday evening: The first is the Sans Day Carol by John Rutter (born 1945), a setting of traditional words. The second is Mid-Winter by Bob Chilcott (born 1955), a setting of words by Christina […]

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Christmas at St John’s

Christmas is here, and we start our celebrations a few days early at St John’s with the Children’s Christmas Workshop on Saturday 21st December from 9.30am to 12.30pm. All are most welcome! Then on Sunday 22nd December at 6pm we have our Christmas Carol Service, at which our adult choir and our junior choir will […]

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Children at St John’s this Christmas

Advent has only just begun, but there’s plenty going on closer to Christmas for children to get involved in. On Saturday 21st December, from 9.30am to 12.30pm we are holding our annual Children’s Christmas Workshop, with craft activities, face painting, games, and story-telling. An opportunity to spend a morning away from the shops, having fun in […]

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