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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.


Lent Talks 2019 

2019-02-15Churches togetherLen 

Lent Bible School 

2019-02-15Lent Bible School 

Lent Lunches 

2019-02-13Churches TogetherLen 

Just42-Prayer and Praise Matters 

Prayer and Praise - Just42 

Mozart Requiem  Saturday 6 April 2019

Liz Grant is singing in the choir.  If anyone is interested and would like to get tickets to the concert please contact Liz or order tickets directly online from Snape.

Mozart Requiem 

Join the Bishops on their Pilgrimage - 6-15 March 

walkThis year the Bishops are walking across the top of our Diocese from east to west and they would love you to join them.  The pilgrimage starts at Southwold Pier and finishes at Synod in Stowmarket. The Bishops will be walking 90 miles over nine days and will visit (among others) Beccles, Bungay, Eye, Rickinghall, Ixworth, Bacton and Stowmarket.  The full route is outlined on the Diocesan website here.

There will be full coverage of the walk on social media each day including maps and the Bishops' vlogs so you can follow the route online but do take the opportunity to walk alongside them.  You do not need to attend the whole day of walking and the Bishops are more than happy for you to accompany them for the parts of their journey that suit you. 

Over the coming weeks more materials will be available to help you promote the walk in your parishes.  Look out for updates on social media coming soon.  

Otley Hall Retreat Programme 

Thursday 11 April – The Revd Fred Woods
'The difference in being a Christian today'.:Think about that phrase. Church is different today. Society is different today. Is Christianity the same today?
Friday 10 May – The Revd Jenny Seggar
'Celtic Christianity for today's Christians': A look at how the Celtic themes of Journeying, Creation and The Trinity assist us in our own spiritual walk, accompanied by some of the early Celtic Saints.
Friday 31 May – The Revd Wendy Gourlay
‘A Creative Expression of Blessing’: A contemplative day for creativity and combining different media, to explore the meaning of Blessing: notably Christ’s Ascension Blessing. Please bring your favourite pens, pastels or paint for personal use. Other materials including paper, card-mosaics and glue are provided.
Tuesday 11 June – Anne Spalding
'Labyrinth: discovering insights for life’s journey':  A day to walk the labyrinth (with feet or with fingers) and to reflect on life’s journey with some thoughts from the Christian Scriptures.  Anne is a member of the Third Order, Society of St Francis.
Days begin with tea/coffee and  biscuits at 9.45am and end around 4.00pm.  All days cost just £25.00 to include refreshments throughout the day and a two course buffet lunch.  During periods of reflection or lunch, you are free to wander through 10 acres of beautiful gardens.

For further details and bookiing information please telephone: 01473 890264, email: or visit the website:


Healing Prayer Service

God still heals people today and that healing prayer is commanded by God's Word (see James 5:16. If you would like to receive healing prayer then do please come along to the Healing Prayer Service at The Avenue, Evangelical Church - you are most welcome. You do not need to know anything about the Bible or about Jesus. We would simply love to pray for you. Although we feel it is better to be prayed for when you are present, if you feel unable to attend, you can send your prayer request to us at 42 Warwick Avenue, IP12 1 JX and we will make sure that we pray for you.

If you are a regular at another church, do please feel free to come and receive prayer; it is open to all. 

Prayer monthly 

World Day of Prayer - 1st March 2019 

World Day of Prayer 

Inspire Workshop on Trauma and Abuse - 11 April 

 Inspire-11 April

Prometheus Wind Ensemble - 24th February 4pm 

Prometheus Wind Ensemble 

Inspiring Music in Worship - Saturday 23 February 

Worship Event  - 23 FebruaryInspiring Music in Worship
Saturday 23 February 2019, 10.00am - 4.00pm
St Michael & All Angels, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL

InHarmony and RSCM present a workshop for worship leaders (both lay and ordained, of any denomination), musicians and singers, and anyone interested in the musical life of their church (whether or not you sing or play an instrument). Led by the Revd Helen Bent (author of the book Inspiring Music in Worship and Head of Ministerial Training, Royal School of Church Music) in partnership with Praxis. 

This will be a practical and visionary day relevant to the worship and music of every local church.  Discovering skills and releasing gifts, music and mission. Setting a new vision for music and worship.  Ideal for individuals or groups.  

Tickets are £18 (£13 for RSCM members).  Price includes a copy of the 80-page book Inspiring Music for Worship, worth £6.  Please bring your own lunch. Please book in advance, no later than Sunday 17 February, with email bookings to Andrew Moodie: or telephone 01604 780507.

Divorce Recovery Workshop starts 25th February 2019

Divorce Recovery Workshop
The next DRW workshop will be held at Quay Street Church. It will run on 6 consecutive Monday nights from 25th February, 7.00-9.30pm.

The workshop aims to help people come to terms with a marriage or relationship break down.  This is accomplished using video material which then provides a constructive focus for discussion within small groups. The workshop enables people to have a better understanding of what they are going through and provides support from others going through similar situations. 

For further information and to visit the DRW website please click here, or to book a place, please contact Scott

Sleeping Bags Needed 

The Salvation Army have put out a plea for sleeping bags to help the rough sleepers in the area who may not get a bed in the Night Shelter. Please take any unwanted sleeping bags to the Woodbridge Citadel. (They don’t have to be new, just warm). Thank you.