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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.



Gather is an event for young people in the Diocese on Saturday 23rd September in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral.  This year there will be live music by the Bean Baker Band, arts and crafts, prayer stations, rodeo bull, drumming workshop, cage football, BBQ, song writing and hungry hippos (?).  St John’s young people will have the opportunity to attend this and will be leaving Woodbridge at 4:00pm.  Please speak to Andy Williams for more details.
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Jenny Burleigh 

Would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, cards and above all prayers.  Jenny is now convalescing and would welcome visitors, please contact the Church Office for further details.

The Marriage Course 

For further information, dates and times of the marriage course, please click on the poster below.

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Starting on 27th September, for 7 weeks, a chance to invest in your marriage.  Join us in the Church Hall at 7:00pm each Wednesday for a ‘date night’ to discover how to make your marriage stronger, more fulfilling and fun! Invite your friends — all are welcome.  

Help needed!
If you are not going to join us on the course, perhaps you could consider lending us a hand! Help needed on Wednesday afternoons to set up and in the evening to serve food and wash up. If you are able to help, please contact Amanda Clayton.

Passing away of Alex Marshall 

It is with great sadness to announce that Alex Marshall died on Saturday morning, 15th July 2017.  Alex and Christine Marshall were members of St John's church several years ago and were very involved in church life - he will be missed by many.   If you would like to send your condolences to Christine, by way of a card or message, please contact the church office for the address. 

Alpha 2017 

For more information and dates, please visit the 'Alpha' page under 'Church Life/Courses/Alpha', or click here.  


Summer Picnics 

Come and join the St John's Church family at Elmhurst Park on
6th and 27th August, after the 10am All Age Celebration. Bring along
food to share - all welcome! 

Prayer Partners - Romania

Call for pray-ers!  Sincere thanks for all the support you have shown towards this mission trip by supporting all the fund-raising efforts of the young people and their leaders.

We would like the team to be upheld in prayer throughout their trip. Would you be willing to commit to pray for the team on a particular morning or afternoon whilst they are away? (We’re not expecting you to pray for the whole morning or afternoon but to spend some time praying for the team during that time.)

To book a morning or afternoon slot please email the Church office stating which morning or afternoon you can cover in prayer. Alternatively, write your name(s) on the sign up sheet which will be on the Romania Trip notice board in Church (an example of this is below or click here to view).  It will mean a lot to the team to know that particular people are praying for them each day.

Many thanks on behalf of the Romania Team. 

Prayer partners 2017

St John's Summer Series - 23rd July to 27th August 

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Soul Survivor Equipment Request Update. 

Andy is very grateful to two people who have offered to tow a trailer with the equipment for Soul Survivor.  If anyone has a caravan that we could borrow for Soul Survivor we would be most grateful.  We would like to borrow two caravans so that the cooks and leaders can camp in a bit more comfort.  We would also need them to be towed to the East of England Showground near Peterborough on Saturday 19th August and collected Thursday 24th August.  We would cover petrol costs to take and collect the caravans.  If you could help, this would greatly reduce our costs.  Please speak to, or email  Andy Williams  

Israel Trip - Nov 2017 (Spaces still available)

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

  New Wine - Upcoming Local Events

To find out information on local New Wine Events, please visit our website page 'New wine Network Events' or click here.

St John's is part of a network of churches working together with New Wine to see churches renewed, strengthened and planted, living out the Word of God in every aspect of life, serving God by reaching the lost, broken and poor, demonstrating the good news of the kingdom of God to all.   For local churches to change nations we need to work together with those in leadership in churches. New Wine offer many opportunities of training and developing leaders and we are excited to be part of the New Wine Network. 

St John's Mens Group 

Please click on the poster below to visit the St John's Mens Group page. 
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