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Local News & Events 

We are fortunate at St John's to have a fantastic network of churches, charities and organisations in the local area. This page is an opportunity for us to share with St John's members the latest news & events from these organisations.


East Africa Appeal 

Many of you will be aware of this crisis. The latest information from Tearfund states that the situation in South Sudan, Northern Kenya, Somalia and Southern Ethiopia is critical. 16 million people are on the brink of starvation. The situation is getting worse and worse.
Tearfund are already doing ground breaking work but they need more help.
If you would like to give to the appeal through church the please bring your contribution to services on 2nd or 9th April - if you would like to gift aid mark this on the envelope please -cheques to St Johns PCC.   Thank you
Sue Simpson - Tearfund Representative

Church Office at St John's, 22/03/2017

Churches Together Felixstowe - Felixstowe Christian Viewpoint 

Discipling and Encouraging Women

Jane McNabb will be speaking on "Mary and Martha" on 13th May 2017 at Bethesda Baptist Church.  Tickets £6.   Bring a pcked lunch, cake and drinks will be provided.

Further information can be obtained from the Church Office

Matthew Tanton Brown - Gardening for Wildlife 

Matthew will give a talk on Gardening for Wildlife at Hacheston Village Hall (IP13 0DR) on Saturday 1 April at 6.30pm.
Tickets are £10 to include a finger buffet with a glass of wine or fruit juice.  This event is in aid of the Corrance School Trust which is a charity that gives grants for religious and educational purposes to young people in Hacheston and Parham.
Please contact Kaye Dawe or Garnetts Gardens:01728 723830.

Just 42 Easter Holiday Club 

 Easter Holiday Club image 2017

Lent Lunches 

 Lent Lunches

The Farm by the Water - Retreat Days 

(click the poster below to find out more about their Spring events)

The Farm By the Water 

Speakers for Lent Talks 

 5 speakers have been invited to give their personal reflections on ‘What Lent means to me’.
 8th March
The Revd Sister Sharon Connell CA – Hospice Chaplain
15th March
The Revd Margaret Blackhall – who has introduced some innovative worship to a parish
22nd March
Stephen Caley – Methodist Lay Worker and Prison Chaplain
29th March
Stephen Cole – Retired Headteacher (THIS TALK IN THE CHURCH)
 5th April
The Revd Canon Andrew Vessey – who shares his journey of faith through his own painting and love of music
All sessions begin at 7.00 for 7.30 in St Mary’s Church Centre, 11 Market Hill, IP12 4LP with tea and coffee (and at the same time for the session in the church). All congregations from within the Deanery are warmly invited.
The programme has been put together by the ‘Time to Reflect’ group. For any queries please contact Rita James  or Caroline Hawksley.

Christian Aid Lent Lunches 

Christian Aid Lent Lunch will be held at the Salvation Army in Woodbridge.  For further information click here.

New Wine Womens Conference