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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.


Mike and Rebecca's Wedding - Saturday 20th April at 11am 

All out for love3Mike and Rebecca will be getting married on Saturday 20th April and would be delighted if members of our church family would like to come along to celebrate with them.  Their wedding will be held at St John's Church at 11am.


Serving Opportunity - Duty Warden Team 

To enable us to hold services, Weddings, Funerals and other events within the Church, we have to have a Duty Warden/ Verger at each planned event.  This is a very practical way of serving the Church Family and those in the community who would like to meet with God here at whatever stage of their Journey of Faith.  We are currently a very small band of volunteers; please prayerfully consider if you can serve in this way, we would love to welcome you onto our team!  Full training will be given.  We are especially short of cover for  Café Church, so if you usually attend in the evening this may be the one for you!
Please contact Dave Guard or the Church Office if you would like more information.  Thank you.


From the Tomb to Pentecost, starts 3rd May 

Please contact the church office if you would like a place on this course.   

Once you have a confirmed place on the course, it would be helpful to purchase the accompanying book -  'Rumours of Life' by David Runcorn -ISBN 978-0-281-05869-3 before 3rd May.  

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WMAG Service - Sunday 19th May 

WMAG Service 

Soul Survivor - can you help? 

There are currently 19 people going to Soul Survivor in the summer with St John’s.  We again need help from members of the church so that we can get the equipment needed to cater for these people to the campsite in Peterborough and provide suitable accommodation for those who are coming to cook for us.  We require someone to tow the trailer to the East of England Showground in Peterborough on the morning of Saturday 17th August (having collected it from Just42 and brought it to the Old Vic for loading up on the Friday before) and we require someone to come and collect the trailer on the morning of Thursday 22nd August, returning it to Just42 after it has been unloaded at the Old Vic.  Petrol costs will be covered.  It would also be very much appreciated if a couple of people could give their time to clean down and dry out the marquee after Soul Survivor.  Finally, we have had an offer to cover the costs of hiring a caravan for those giving up their time to come and cook for us but if someone was willing to lend their caravan this would greatly reduce costs.  Again, petrol costs will be covered.  If you are able to help or would like more information please chat to Andy Williams ( 

New Electoral Roll - Please check your details 

The new Electoral Roll is displayed in the Church porch on the noticeboard.  If you filled in a form in recent weeks and returned it to the office by 17th March please check that your details are correct.  If any amendment is needed please let Phil Allen know via the Church Office.  
If your name is not on the list we are unable to add it until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (also known as APCM) on 28th April, but if you fill in an Electoral Roll form and submit it to the Church Office you can  be added to the Electoral Roll as soon as possible after the APCM. 

Please note that if you are not on the Electoral Roll you are not entitled to attend the APCM.


Family Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday 20th April 2019

Join us at 3:00pm on Easter Saturday 20th April for an Easter Egg Hunt!  Hunt for eggs hidden in the church and churchyard and swap them for a tasty prize!  Followed by refreshments in church.  For more details contact Clare on 01394 383162 or

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Easter at St John's

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The Real Easter Egg 

As most of the shops have stocked their huge selection of Easter Eggs, please consider buying The Real Easter Egg - they are sold at Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons and Asda.  The Real Easter Egg campaign is one of the biggest evangelism initiatives in the UK. It crosses all denominations and offers a simple way to share the Easter Story while supporting Fairtrade and charitable projects.

The Real Easter Egg was launched in 2010. It was a real struggle as all the supermarkets turned it down at first. It was left to churches and church schools to place orders and fund The Meaningful Chocolate Company to begin making The Real Easter Egg.  To date, they have sold more than one million eggs.  

Not only has there been an increase in Fairtrade chocolate sales, but nearly £275,000 has been donated to charitable projects and pay Fairtrade Premium fees, to  farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water.

The success of The Real Easter Egg has meant that the production of Fairtrade chocolate has moved to the UK!  

The Real Easter Egg 

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Third Person Training Morning - St Mary's London coming to St John's!

We are pleased to confirm that a team from St Mary's, Bryanston Square will be coming to St John's on Saturday 15th June to offer a training morning on prayer.  This is an event for everyone - please book your place!  

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All Out For Love 

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Please invite engaged couples to take part in our course. All are welcome; whether they are part of a church or not and there is no charge for the course.

‘All Out For Love’ is designed to allow you to take time out from your wedding planning and give you the time and space to think of the bigger picture and to consider what’s important for your future life together.

Over 5 evenings the course covers topics such as: keeping love alive, building and maintaining good communication and how to resolve conflict.

The course is held in a local home and we do our best to make our guests as relaxed as possible. The evening starts with a meal, followed by a series of short talks interspersed with exercises and questions for you to discuss together as a couple. At no time during the sessions will you be requested to share anything with anyone other than your partner.

Cafe Church - Can you help? 

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We would be so pleased to hear from anyone who is able to help at Cafe Church.  We particularly need some people to help with set up once per month - generally it requires a couple of people to do this (or a family) either after the morning service or late afternoon before Cafe Church begins.    Other teams we need help once per month is:  Welcome, Refreshments and Tear Down.  Currently we are very low on numbers which is putting extra pressure on those that currently help - please prayerfully consider this and get in touch with the office or Emma Blair if you are able to commit to one area once per month.  Many thanks!


Life Groups 

Life Groups are an important part of Church life; meeting together on a regular basis, usually in someone's home.  Being part of a life group enables you to build strong relationships to support and encourage each other through life and in your walk with God. It is also a place to delve deeper into God's word through studying the bible and praying together.

There are Life Groups available on different days of the week, during the day and also in the evening.  Our aim is to make life groups accessible to all members of the Church.

If you would like to be part of a Life group or would just like to know a bit more about it please contact Pat House via the Church Office.

The Hub Community Cafe 

We are looking forward to this becoming a hub for the community where you can meet friends and make new ones. 
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