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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.


An evening with Tom Elliott (suitable for Families) - 13 December 6-8pm

 Tom Elliott 

The Farm by the Water - Upcoming Events 

Please note the 18th November has had to be cancelled.

Events at the Farm 

Just42 Prayer Diary for November and December 

 To view the Prayer Diary for November and December, please click here 

 New Wine Worship Leaders Day - 25th November 10am - 9pm  

 The New Wine Worship Leaders Network Training Day is an opportuity to colaorate with worship leaders and teams across East Anglia.  The cost of the day will be £10 - to book tickets please click here

The day will include teaching, worship, practical workshop and celebration. 
Morning teaching from Freddy Hedley. Freddy is director of training at Fountain of Life network church, a missionary congregation of the Church of England. Much appreciated for his engaging teaching style, he’s also regional director of the Westminster Theological Centre for East Anglia. Freddy will be speaking on Worship and the Character of God. Afternoon workshop and evening teaching from Pete McAllen. Pete has led worship since the age of 15 and has been on staff at C3 (Cambridge community Church) for nearly seven years as Worship Pastor. During this time Pete built a team of musicians who excelled in leading worship, while raising up young musicians and worship leaders. He pioneered The Worship Collective, a local conference that gathered worship leaders and their teams from across East Anglia, and is sought after as a public speaker, particularly on themes such as building worship teams, developing young worship leaders and song writing. He has led worship at One Event (UK), Freakstock Festival (Germany), and toured in The US and New Zealand as well as playing in 9 other countries. Recently he supported HouseFires on one night during their UK tour, and is about to release his second albums ‘Vulnerability.'

Afternoon seminars. Songwriting | Living from the secret place | Building a worship team


Fountain of Life Church
The Well Christian Centre
Swaffham Road
IP25 7BT

Advent Retreat Day - Monday 4th December 

advent 4th Dec

A Retreat Day for Advent Day, 'Behold I am Coming Soon' 


Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, Suffolk IP6 9PA
Friday 1 December
10.00am to 4.00pm
Led by the Revd Dr Rodney Holder

Jesus is coming soon, and Advent is the season when we think about his coming. We marvel at his first coming, humbling himself to become our Servant Saviour, and we prepare for his second coming in glory to be our judge. We need to take time and make space for Christ to come to us now, as we open ourselves to his presence and listen to his voice. The day will comprise input for reflection, Biblical readings and poems, and times of silence when we allow God to speak to us and challenge us as individuals. We close the day with an informal Eucharist together.
The Revd Dr Rodney Holder is former Course Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Bye Fellow. He has written a number of books on the dialogue between science and religion, including Big Bang, Big God: A Universe Designed for Life? (Lion Hudson, 2013), and his most recent book is Longing, Waiting, Believing: Reflections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (BRF, September 2014).
Tickets: £25 to include refreshments throughout the day and a two course buffet lunch.  Please contact Otley Hall on 01473 890264 or email

Just 42 Prayer Event - Tuesday 21st November at 10.30am

For further information on Just42 please click the poster below.

 Just42 Prayer meeting