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Local News & Events 

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.


Launchpad  10 September to  12 September 2021

2021-07-26 Launchpad Lightwave
Launchpad will take place from Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September at the  Vauxhall Christian Trust, Great Wenham, CO7 6QQ (between Ipswich and Colchester)

Join the Lightwave Community for a weekend away to encounter God afresh.  This is a great opportunity to invite new Christians and not-yet Christians to find out more about Jesus.  You will learn more about Lightwave while relaxing, having fun and making friends with those of all ages from different parts of the county. 

This weekend is run by Lightwave but is open to all. Kathy Wilson is leading on food and the prayer tent.  Speakers include Bishop Mike, Harold Afflu and Laurence Singlehurst.  Amy Robinson is doing a storytelling workshop and there is a programme for children and one for teens.
All this for around £50 a head including food – or we can arrange “pay what you can” for individuals if a leader contacts Nina Seaman.

The weekend will also include the commissioning (or recommissioning) of our Lightwave leaders by Bishop Mike on Saturday evening.  Please visit: www.light-wave.org/launchpad to book and/or email queries to lightwave.community@cofesuffolk.org

Climate Sunday-19 September 2pm - 5pm  

2021-07-26 CT Climate Change S
The Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before COP26 (November 2021). Climate Sunday in Woodbridge will be marked on 19th September on Kingston Field with an afternoon of music, guest speakers, stalls and a service of thanksgiving. 

Churches Together are organising the afternoon which will take place between 2pm and 5pm with the service at 4pm. The afternoon is for the whole community and will help raise awareness of what we can do locally, nationally and globally to address the critical issue of climate change. It is part of our Christian discipleship and mission to care for our world.

If you would like to help with this event please contact Lyn. We will need help with stewarding, manning the Churches Together stall, setting up, clearing up. We hope to have musicians from all the churches playing for the service. Please pray for this event as we make preparations.

More information on the Climate Sunday initiative can be found by clicking on the image below. 

2021-07-16 Climate Sunday


Foodbank Update July 2021

The Foodbank at the Salvation Army is still much needed. Not quite as many parcels are going out as during Lockdown but we still make up about 70 each week.
We would love donations to continue as a significant amount of money is spent on tins and packets of food to ensure families have a balanced diet. Items we often run short of include: tins of vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, packets of tea bags and sugar. Nappies are also gratefully received.

"Thank you for your support.”

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Difficulty with money? 

2021-05-06 Financial Capabilit 

Emotional and/or practical help available 


 2021-05-06 Help