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There is always plenty going on at St John's and this page is a great way to keep up to date with the latest news and notices from Clive and the Church Office.

Life Exhibition 24th-29th April at St John's Church - Gallery of photos


Life Exhibition - update and invitation to visit on Saturday 29th April

We are very excited to be able to host the Life Exhibition at St John's church this week for schools to visit during the daytime and Lifegroups in the evening's. On Saturday 29th April, we are opening this up to other members of St John's and members of the public.  Please do feel free to drop in at any time between 10am - 12.30pm for an interactive exhibition of the life of Jesus.  You will be given a tablet/headphones to use whilst visiting each zone and there is a cafe for refreshments. Some of the feedback received from the children/teachers are below - please do come along and enjoy this fun and informative interactive experience!  If you would like to view the slideshow of pictures please see above, or if you are in an individual news article please click here 

I never knew learning about Jesus would be this much fun!" school child
"Amazing way to capture their imaginations" teacher
"Very child friendly and inspiring" teacher
"It was exciting learning about Jesus" school child
"I like that you download the app, the videos were interesting and I liked the music the best" school child
"I liked how the people were helpful and kind" school child
"Technology spot on to engage the children. Good account of time spent on each activity and well organised" teacher
"Lovely mixture of videos-real life and animated and a fantastic quiz at the end" teacher

Life Exhib


Passing away of Revd David Boyes 

It is with great sadness to report that our brother in Christ, David Boyes has passed away.  David was undergoing major surgery which encountered complications, and passed away early on Thursday morning (27th April). David was a much loved and faithful servant here at St John's, following retirement from full time ministry, and he will be greatly missed. 

Our condolences, love and prayers go to Pat and all the family at this time.  Pat is currently staying with her daughter in Guildford but is happy to receive cards or emails.  If you would like the postal address or email address, please contact the church office. 

Funeral details will be announced when known. 

Christian Aid Week : 14th-20th May 

Since Christian Aid Week began 60 years ago, volunteers from churches have collected house-to-house. Together they delivered more than seven million envelopes last year, each one sending a message about Jesus’ love and justice. 

During the week, St John’s Church encourage many to get involved to help bring lasting change to some of the world’s poorest communities. Please help this year by taking a pack of envelopes to deliver and collect - every small amount makes a difference.  

Christian Aid Week

Mission Sunday 

To find out more about how St John's supports mission, organised by the World Mission Action Group ('WMAG'), please click the poster below.

Mission Sunday 

APCM Agenda and Reports 

Copies of all documents are available to download prior to Sunday's APCM Meeting - please click here.  If you would like a hard copy, please collect one from the office.  


NewsSt John's Leaflet and Churchwardens Flyer

You can now view St John's Leaflets under 'St John's News/St John's Leaflets' or click here. To view the Churchwardens Flyer for April, please click here.

New Wine United 2017

Many from St John's have already booked in for New Wine United 2017.  Clive would like many more to come along from St John's to join in for a week of fellowship, as well as the fantastic teaching and worship programme that is offered. All those that book in can select to stay in the St John's Woodbridge camp site, which will ensure that we are all together.   For those who don't like camping, there are other options, such as hiring a caravan at New Wine (and they will take it to our site for you) or staying off-site.  Please go to the New Wine website for more information, or click here.  

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Vacancy - Operations and Event Manager 

For more information and to download a Job Description, Person Specification, Statement of Employment and Application Form, please click on the poster below.

Job Advert - Operations and Ev 

Auction of Promises 

Andy Williams, Youth Worker, would like to thank everyone who has supported the fundraising for the youth mission trip to Romania.  The next fundraising event is an 'Auction of Promises' during May. Items will be displayed in church and space available for people to make bids on sheets of paper.  If anyone has anything that can be auctioned, please contact Andy.  In the past people have offered to make cakes, pillion rides on bikes, rides in sports cars, sailing trips etc.  We look forward to your donations and bidding!  

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Cafe Church Sermon Series - Thy Kingdom Come 

In 2016, the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York invited the nation to stand together in prayer. Out of that call has grown an international and ecumenical call to prayer. In 2017, the church is being called to pray in unity from 25th May to 4th June. In Woodbridge, there is a 24/7 prayer room being launched at the start of the global wave of prayer. This is an exciting time for the church globally and for the local church in Woodbridge and the surrounding area.

When the people of God unite in a heart cry of prayer, the name of Jesus is glorified, spiritual strongholds are torn down, and God’s kingdom comes bringing light to the darkness. 
This Café Church series will look at the importance of prayer and draw us together as a church, preparing us for the week of prayer whilst focussing on our vision to be Holy.


Thy Kingdom Come Sermon Series

Exploring Issues 

To find out more about Exploring Issues, please click the poster below.

Exploring Issues

Holiday at Home 

Booking forms are available in the church foyer or click the poster below and it will take you to the 'Holiday at Home' website page where you can download a programme and booking form. Completed booking forms should be returned with payment to the Church Office after 18th April. 
If you would like to know more please contact Diana Hanes, Sue Guard or the Church Office.

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Israel Trip - Nov 2017 

Following the huge success of the tour to Israel in March 2016, another tour has been booked for 7th - 14th Nov 2017.  For more information and a booking form, please click the poster below. 

Isreal Trip