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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.


Just 42 Fundraising Events 2017 


Cream Teas and Crafts 

Monday 29th May from 11-4 at Hacheston Village Hall. For the third year running, this very popular all age event is running in aid of the Beehive Nakuru.

Enjoy a delicious cream tea, home made cakes, our world famous sausage rolls and drinks in the cafe area. Browse our stalls all run by local craft people, offering hand made gifts, upcyled items, jewellery, millinery, hand made brooches and headwear, hand painted candles, African crafts and much more.

The children can be entertained with pocket money games, guessing the name of the cuddly hippo and playing in the large play area outside. Free entry, free parking, everyone welcome 

24-7 Prayer at Melton Chapel

Details on how to book a prayer slot will be provided soon.  Booking on-line will be one option, however for those who would rather phone-in to book a slot, this is currently being looked into.  Ali Foreman, who is helping with organising the 24-7 prayer initiative at Melton Chapel, is asking if anyone is willing to donate a spare mobile phone to use for this purpose.  Please contact Ali, if you are able to help.  

Update on 24/7 Prayer Room at Melton Chapel from Ali Foreman:
"Work is continuing in the Prayer Room in order for it to be ready for 25th May.  We plan to open the Prayer Room 25th May at 10 am and aim to have continual prayer from then until 9 am on 4th June. Nearer the time people will be able to book an hour slot in the Prayer Room online, via the Churches Together website -  and for those who don’t have access to the internet, there will be a phone number for them to ring in order to book a slot. We will also be having 2 open sessions each day when ANYONE is welcome to come and see, pray and get a feel for the place.We’ve recently had a broken window pane replaced, the window frame repainted and have some Perspex secondary glazing on order. We have someone working on fitting a small kitchenette into the corner of the room and this week we cleaned the carpet.  Later this week we will be getting a new outside door fitted and a storage space built in the corner of the room. On Saturday 6th May we are having a work morning to get the Prayer Room ceiling painted.Starting at 9.30 am, refreshments provided. Any help would be much appreciated, we will have the paint ready but please bring your own rollers/brushes"

24-7 slides for 23  30 April

Receptionist, volunteer position available, at Inspire Counselling 

Inspire Counselling and Training, a Christian charity, are looking for a volunteer receptionist to work on Tuesdays, either for a full or half day.
Duties include welcoming clients, making drinks, answering the phone, making appointments and keeping the diary up to date.
A smile and a friendly nature are the only qualifications needed, full training will be given.
Volunteering is rewarding and can help make a difference to someone’s life
For more details contact Jane on 01473 217694 on Tues & Thursdays.

The Farm By the Water - April Events

To view the April events at the Farm by the Water, please click on the poster below:-

The Farm By the Water 

Woodbridge Chamber Concerts - St Mary's Church

For further information on the Spring Woodbridge Chamber Concerts, please click here to view the brochure 

Churches Together - 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