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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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Advent at St John’s

Next Sunday is the start of the period called Advent, the three or four weeks of preparation for Christmas, when we think about what Christ’s coming means – both his coming two thousand years ago to inaugurate the kingdom of God, and his promised future return when that kingdom will come in all its fullness. […]

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Oh yes it is!

It’s only a couple of months until the biennial St John’s pantomime is showing at a church near you, and this year it’s Cinderella! Rehearsals are well underway, and it promises to be a wonderful show packed with fun for all the family! Performances are scheduled for: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at […]

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Do you like singing carols?

Come and join St John’s Choir for our carol services on 1st and 22nd December. Become a chorister for a day and join us for our Advent Carol Service on 1st December and/or our Christmas Carol Service on 22nd December, both at 6pm. We’ll be singing some beautiful Christmas carols, and will need your help to make these events […]

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In November, we remember

Because of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, November has long been associated with remembering the dead, and with the relatively recent addition of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, this association has only got stronger. At St John’s this year we begin our observance with All Souls’ Day on Saturday 2nd November. This is […]

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