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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.                                             

St Andrew's Bredfield -Sunday 16 May 9.15am 

2021-05-18 St Andrew's Bredfie
St Andrew's will have a shortened communion service (Covid compliant) outside at 9.15am this Sunday taken by Bill Herbert.
We welcome all attendees who will need to notify myself beforehand for Track and Trace purposes on 01473 737707.
Car parking is easy in the village hall carpark 100m North of the church.

Paul Cannard

Thinking about our next Vicar - meeting with our Patron - 10th May

Every church in the Church of England has a Patron, who has a key role to play in appointing a new Vicar. Our patrons are CPAS - the Church Pastoral Aid Society, and our CPAS representative is Graham Archer who was previously vicar in Felixstowe, so knows Suffolk and St. Johns.  Graham met with both St. Johns and St. Andrews PCCs, and with Archdeacon Jeanette Gosney, Rural Dean Annette Cooper, and Woodbridge Deanery chair Mary Hare, as the team who will be overseeing the appointment under Graham's leadership. Graham explained the overall process and the importance of the Parish Representatives and the Parish Profile and answered questions raised. 

Two Parish Representatives are appointed by each PCC to represent the congregation and local community into the appointment process. We will need to appoint them at the next PCC meeting (15th July) so please pray that the right people will come forward and be selected by each PCC so we can start to build the Parish Profile. 

The Parish Profile is a short document which describes each parish in the benefice and outlines our vision and what we are looking for in our next Vicar. It is a central document in the recruitment process, so it is important that we capture the full breadth of perspectives on the person we are seeking to appoint. We will be reaching out to the congregations and various groups in the church to ensure we prayerfully capture the input. 

Finally, Graham asked us to consider the things we most value about our churches and the challenges we face. This was a good framework to start to think about the future as we meet and pray together. If you have specific thoughts to share on who should be our parish reps or words you would like included about our church or what you would value in our new vicar for the parish profile, please send them to either Lyn, Alan or the Church Office with "Parish Profile" as the email subject. 

Alan and Lyn

Archdeacon Jeanette Gosney 

2021-05-14 Archdeacon Jeanette 
Lyn Spall took this lovely picture of Jeanette as she arrived to lead and speak at our Service last Sunday.  Jeanette used to worship with us at St John's 30 years ago and was a member of the worship band.

Archdeacon Jeanette was ordained in this diocese in 1995 and served her curacy at St Margaret’s Ipswich having trained for ordination at St John’s College, Nottingham.

We look forward to seeing more of Archdeacon Jeanette as she supports us during our time of interregnum.


Pawson's  Prayer Letter - May 2021

2021-05-13 Pawsons Prayer lett

David and Manuela’s latest Prayer letter is now available to view on our 
World Mission webpage under Newsletters
Remember you will need to Log in to be able to read it.

 If you are unable to log in or you don't yet have a login password please contact the Church office for support. 

Thy Kingdom Come Suffolk 13-23 May 2021

Don’t forget that this week we are joining with thousands of Christians world wide in praying for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
Sign up for a prayer slot here

Here you can download prayer resources and lots of ideas  
Pray every day for 5 people you know that they may come to a real faith in Jesus
Be excited that we can be part of God’s family sharing the Good News!

If you would like to find out more about the events that are taking place during this time and to sign up to the 24/7 prayer marathon click on the image below .                     

2021-05-06 Thy Kingdom Come


Don't forget our Prayer Morning this Saturday-22 May 2021 -10am to 1pm

2021-05-07 Reset Prayer mornin

Every so often we need to recalibrate because we have become overburdened, tired, distracted, anxious or fearful. Jesus hit the factory reset button for us ultimately on the cross to bring back the relationship God so desperately wanted with us. Sometimes we need a reset to bring us back to that same place.
There will be a time of prayer and worship plus some prayer stations all relating to the theme of reset. Some will be individually focused and some more corporate. 

There will be refreshments, all we ask is that you bring along your own cups.
Please remember to book in with the office.

The Hub Community Café 

 2021-05-13 Hub Logo
The Hub Community Café is open in accordance with the Covid regulations between10am to11.45am every Monday on the outdoor terrace of The Red Lion, Woodbridge.
We look forward to seeing you there for a hot drink, biscuit and chat.                         
The Hub Team


The Gathering 2021

2021-05-13 The Gathering 2021

Men, we have done everything we could to deliver The Gathering to you this year in a field near Swindon, however due to the ongoing pandemic, we regret to announce that TG21 will not take place in the field this year.

The good news is, over the weekend of 25-26 June The Gathering will move again to a secret – high tech location and will be even bigger and better than last year, and it’s free!

We are working hard to bring you a truly epic event for TG21 online and if you watched last year, we are scaling up our production to new heights!!
The Gathering is a men's weekend festival like no other! 
Here’s what you can expect;
Live hosting from CVM president Carl Beech and director Nathan Blackaby 
Worship lead by Music Legend Graham Kendrick
Relevant and engaging gospel talk
Comedy, fun and banter
Live testimony and music
You can watch it by yourself or hopefully by June it may be safe to get a small group of friends round a screen to watch it together 
For more information about The Gathering please visit CVM 's website

John Horsley

Prayer Diary for May

The Prayer diary for May is ready for you to view on our Website .
Thank you to Roy Eaton who faithfully prepares the diary for our use every month.

The Church Office is now open for callers  

2021-04-23 The Old Vicarge Ope

Zoom with us through the week

We now have a dedicated page where you can find all the opportunities to meet with others to pray or chat.  You can find the link directly from the home page of the website or under the Congregations menu list.
Click here to see where it is. Zoom with Us

How to contact us

If you would like to speak to Lois in the office we now have a new mobile phone number which you are welcome to call between 9am and 11am each weekday morning.
2021-03-05-How to Contact Us