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St John's News

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.                                             

Job Opportunity - Maintenance Person 

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Maintenance Person for St John's.  Click here to go to our Job Opportunities page for further details and how to apply.   

Verse for the week - Romans 5:5

2020-06-26 Verse for the week

Save the date for your Young People
New Wine- Luminosity 30 July to 3 August 2020 

If you have young people at home with you or you have friends with young people at home why not let them know that Luminosity, a new Christian Youth event for ages 11 to 18, is  being launched by New Wine this summer.  It will be streaming live between 30 July -3 August, featuring worship, teaching, ministry, seminars, activities and more.

Click on the image below for more information and to sign up for more updates on the Luminosity live stream 

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 United Breaks Out
Thursday 30 July – Monday 3 August

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Let the Church emerge, more powerful than ever, to lead us into a world where signs and wonders are our new normal.
Venue: Homes, gardens, local churches, parks/green spaces (within current rules!)
Save the date and join us for :-
Celebrations, worship, Bible teaching, TED-style covering issues that matter today: grief, loss & lament; the power of the Holy Spirit; race; preparing for a new world; mental health & wellbeing; parenting; prayer; apologetics; and creation care.

Click on the image below to watch New Wine's United Breaks out video and find out more about this exciting event that will be taking place

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Weekly Prayer- Tuesday evenings between 7.30pm-8.30pm

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Don't forget to join us on Tuesday evenings  for an hour of stay@home prayer. You can also join the meeting by Zoom now. If you would like an invite please contact Mary at 
Although separated physically, we can be united in prayer as we pray for each other and our world at this time.
Why not pop a candle or a safelight on your windowsill at 7.30pm displaying unity in praying together.

Some words from Clive 

 Clive Howard staff photo

Hi all thanks for all the get well cards etc, and for your prayers.  The operation went well but has been a long recovery.  It takes a while for the symptoms to subside so I’m learning how to exercise patience as I would really like to get on with things.  Hope to have a review with my consultant soon and although I have been signed off work for a further month, until August, I look forward to being back on a phased return soon - all being well.  Every blessing, Clive.

St Johns Church - Open for Private Prayer 

Praise to our Lord, the time has come that we are now able to open the Church doors once again.  To begin with the Church will be open for limited time each week and only for private prayer as guided by the Government and our Bishops. 

We want to provide you with a welcoming space to pray so you will see some changes if you decide to visit the church.  Please read the signs and adhere to current social distance guidance and the measures we have put in place to keep you safe.  

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The Office is still here for you.... 

The office remains closed to callers, but we are still working mostly remotely and would encourage you to leave messages on the office answer phone or drop us a note through the Old Vicarage door if you have a query and are unable to email or use our Contact Us form

Please be patient with us as due to remote working and current reduced staff resource it may take a little longer than usual to answer your query whether by email, note through the door or phone, but we will respond, and if your message is urgent we will give it the highest priority.  Please note the office is resourced on a part time basis, and usually available between 9am - 1pm via the above methods.  We check the phone at the start and end of each working day so if you miss us on the day you ring we will pick up your message the following morning. 

We continue to serve you In Christ during this challenging time, looking to be church family together and neighbour to those around us.

Online Sunday Worship

To join us for Sunday Worship, click on the picture below

Virtual Services


Share Your God Given Moments. 

It would be great to share stories of how God has been moving in our lives during the past few months. 

       Has God intervened in an amazing way into a situation in your life? 
       Have you been able to grow closer to God during Lockdown and if so in what has this helped? 

If you have an uplifting story to tell, please email the office at and we will then look to share it in the most appropriate way.

Prayer Diary 

If you would like access to Our Prayer Diary it is available on our website under resources.
For easy access to July's Prayer Diary just click on the image below. 
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Sizewell Hall News

Many people have had to make difficult decisions this year, and there is sadness and disappointment when so many special events have been cancelled.  Our Church Holiday at Sizewell Hall is no exception.

As many of you will have experienced, Sizewell Hall has a special place in the hearts of many people, and of course for several generations of members of St. John's.

We would urge you therefore to watch the video link below. It was sent out by Sizewell Hall, explaining the need for Church members to consider gifting some of the money they would have spent on their holiday this year, or consider making a donation to the work of Sizewell Hall. This would be in thankfulness for past times and in order that Sizewell Hall will be able to continue welcoming Churches and Youth Groups in the future.

When you have watched the video, you may feel that you would like to make a donation. We would very much like this to be done through St. John's rather than donations direct to the Hall by means indicated below.  We will then send the total as a donation from St. John's Church Woodbridge.  Many people have found that they have had to spend less during this difficult period, and so may feel that they are able to be generous in this unprecedented situation.
Thank you so much in advance.

Click on the image below to view the video from Colin Low2020-06-19 Sizewell Hall Churc

To pay using a Bank Transfer please use St. Johns details: 
Bank of Scotland
Acct. No 00931007
Bank Sort Code 12 16 39

Or if paying by Cheque please send your cheque to:    Alan Hawes
                                                                                                         St. John's Church Treasurer
                                                                                                         33  Hilly Fields
                                                                                                         IP12 4DX



Online giving is easy and it's here! 

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Just to also remind you if you are used to giving via the plate within the services on a regular basis, we have other ways to give which can be found on our Giving page.  We are regularly visiting the office to collect post so until services resume cheques can be posted to the office.

Come and join us for Cafe Connect Live on Sundays from 6.30pm

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                                    We will be meeting together again on  Sunday.
                    We would love you to join us anytime between 6.30pm to 8.15pm
                                   Click on this link Cafe Connect Live to join us online.


                            You can also join us by logging into the app if you have it using 
                                        Meeting ID: 925 1645 2519 and Password: 114873                                                                                   If you don’t have a computer you can join us by using your phone
                                   just ring
 03300885830 then follow the instructions given, 
     you will need to have the Meeting ID: 925 1645 2519 and Password:114873 ready to enter. 


Come and join us for "Coffee and  Chat"on Sunday morning, we would love to see you!
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                                            We will be meeting together again on Sunday.
                                           Drop-in anytime between 11.15 am to 12.15 pm 

                                              Click this link Coffee & Chat to join us online.          

                                 You can also join us by logging into the app if you have it using
                                         Meeting ID: 911 2346 1143,    Password: 354913
                         If you don’t have a computer you can join in by using your phone
                                    just call 02034815237 then follow the instructions given. 
          You will need to have Meeting ID 
911 2346 1143 and Password 354913 ready to enter


Morning prayer meetings on Zoom- Tuesday & Thursday mornings                   

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You can also join us by logging into the app if you have it using the
Meeting ID: 959 7620 4766  Password: 982503 
 If you don’t have a computer you can also join in by using your phone
just ring telephone number 02034815240  and then follow the instructions given,
you will need to have the ID and password below ready

Meeting ID: 959 7620 4766
Password: 982503

                                                                    Click here to access the Prayer Diary