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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.


Bring and Share Lunches at St John's  

 Bring and Share Lunch

Who Care's - Do you Care? 


Who Cares 1st Publicy Paraclesis - 2nd Publicity

Link Up - Progamme of Events, January - March 2018 

Please click the link-up icon to view the programme of events. 

Children's Ministry Opportunity 

We are looking for some more people to join our assemblies team at St John’s.  We currently deliver assemblies in four local primary schools and would love to be able to expand our work further.  At present the team is very stretched and our calendar is full so we are looking for two or three more people to join us so that we can continue with our current work and reach other schools in the future.  Assemblies are usually on a Wednesday morning and we also meet approximately once a month to plan our next assembly.  Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to join this exciting ministry and get in touch with Clare Johnston through the Church Office for more information.

Violet Steng - Funeral, 1st February at 9.15am 

It is with much sadness to report the passing away of Violet Steng.  The  funeral will take place on Thursday 1st February at 9.15am at St John's Church.   

Our love and prayers are with Jackie and Roger Bridgeman and all the family at this time. 

Paraclesis, Journeying Together - January 2018


On the 28th January 2018, we are starting the Paraclesis journey which is a study and daily reflections on biblical pastoral care within the body of Christ.  To view a video on paraclesis, please click here.

We are encouraging each member of the congregation to participate using the daily guide, which leads you through 40 days of reflection and can be ordered through the church office at £5 per copy.   

Starting on 28th January there will be a sermon on the subject and the Life-groups studies will be along the theme of the sermon series.   We would like to encourage everyone to be a member of a Life-group, however members of St John's not in a Life-group will still be able to participate fully by using the daily guide.   

Life-group leaders will co-ordinate the ordering of the daily guides for their own group members, but if you are not in a life-group and would like to order a daily guide, please contact the church office by email or telephone 01394 383162.  If you are interested in joining a Life-group please contact Pat House, Life-group Co-ordinator. 

Beetle Drive - Saturday 3rd February, 6-8pm 

Beetle Drive – Saturday 3rd February in St John’s Church from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with bring and share puddings.  This is a church family event so all are welcome.  Organise yourselves into pairs for the night and play against other pairs rolling a dice to make a beetle.  The pair with the highest score move on to the next table to meet another pair.  The event is free but please inform St John’s Church Office before 31st January so we know how many to set up for.  Please bring your own plate/bowl and cutlery for your pudding to save a few having to wash up half the evening.  Any questions please speak to Andy Williams or email

Beetle Drive Poster

The Parenting Children Course - starting on 21 February  

The Parenting Children Course starts on Wednesday 21st February and will run for 5 Wednesdays from 7:00-9:30pm in St John’s Church Hall.  This is a course designed by Holy Trinity, Brompton (HTB), and has DVD presentations for the main teaching and discussion groups for support.  We will start each week with cake or pudding with tea and coffee, a time for you to relax before doing the course.  Topics covered are Build strong foundations, Meet your children's needs, Set clear boundaries, Teach healthy relationships and Consider your long term aim.  Please speak to Andy Williams or Clare Johnston for more details and book your place with the Church Office.

Parenting Course Poster

Holiday Club - Monday 12 - Wednesday 14th February 

Holiday Club will be from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February 9:45am-3:00pm each day. If your child would like to attend the next Holiday Club at St John's please fill in a Registration Form or get in touch for more information.

John Hardwick will be joining us again and bringing a brand new Holiday Club called Psalm Tree Island which we are very excited about.  Registration forms for children will be available very soon.  There are still spaces available to join this year’s Holiday Club team.  We especially need people to serve as leaders and helpers in small groups.  If you are interested in being on the team for Holiday Club this year please contact Clare Johnston on 01394 383162 or as soon as possible.
Holiday club 2018

Cafe Church - R T Kendall Sermon Series for 2018 

Cafe church - RT Kendall