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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.


  Churches Together - Christmas Card 

If any at St John's have enjoy photography and would like to send in a picture for Churches Together to consider for the 2017 Christmas Card, please contact Lyn Spall.  

They can be of anything you think might be appropriate for Christmas and possibly representing our town. It would be helpful if we could have a hard copy in colour and also a digital version if possible. The winning photograph will be chosen at the next Churches Together meeting which is in November,  so please could you send your entries to Lyn Spall by the end of October.


Do you have a guitar you can donate to Revival Youth? 

If anyone is willing to donate a guitar for the young people to use during the Revival Youth Cells to enable them to have a period of worship, Manuella Pawson, Cell Leader, would be pleased to hear from you.  Please either contact Manuela direct or the church office

REVIVE - 14 October 2017 

St John's Church is part of a network of churches working together with New Wine to see churches renewed and strengthened.  The Fountain of Life ('FOL') Church in Ashill is part of the New Wine Network and works closely with St John's.  

REVIVE, 14 October 2017 at FOL, Ashill will be a day of teaching, worship and ministry and the main speaker will be Malcolm MacDonald author of 'Set me on Fire' and vicar of St Mary's Loughton in Essex.  He will be exploring what we can learn from seasons of revival as we seek to partner with God and see more of His Kingdom released upon our generation.  For more information, please click on the poster.

There will be three sessions during the day starting at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. You are very welcome to come to REVIVE for all or part of the day. 

There is no charge for the day and refreshments will be provided but you do need to make your own arrangements for food during the day - plenty of eating places locally or you are very welcome to bring your own packed provisions and eat on site.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Tracey Fearn, PA to Clive Howard and shared transport arrangements may be a possibility for some people.

TV Licencing News - St John's Church 

As the law changed in September 2016 regarding live streaming and downloading programmes, we need to draw to your attention that we as an organisation do not hold a TV Licence for any of our premises. This means that you cannot plug into our WIFI to download or watch BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, BBC iPlayer. 

This applies to ALL devices, including laptops, mobile phones, tablets, digital box or games consoles, even if you access these through another provider such as Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview or BT.  You must be covered by your own licence and not connected in anyway through our Wifi. 

Please ensure all children and young people you are responsible for are also made aware of this when using their devices on church premises.

Thank you
Noelle Gore, Operations & Events Manager


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.  

24/7 Prayer at Melton Chapel - Now Open 

Please click the following poster for it to direct you to Melton Chapel Prayer Room.



Socials for 18-30's

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Children's Ministry Opportunities 


Could you join one of our children’s teams and help to encourage and disciple our youngest members? 

There are currently several ways in which you can support our children’s ministry practically.  We are looking for people to serve on the Sparklers team, our assemblies team, in Kingdom Kids at Woodbridge Primary School, and with a new group for our 8-11 year olds. 

For more information about any of these roles please contact Clare Johnston.

  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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