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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.


 SHCT Bike Ride and Stride 2018

The 37th annual Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Bike Ride and Stride event takes place on 8th September 2018 between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Please consider cycling or walking between the lovely Suffolk churches to raise funds for the Trust and a church of your own choosing - or you could help by staying at St John's to "sign in" the riders and walkers, offering them a warm welcome and refreshments.   For general information see the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride web-page

If you would like to volunteer or for more information please speak with Alan or Anthea Weller.

Just42 Summer Prayer and Praise Matters 

Just42 Prayer  Praise Matters  

Pastoral Open Day, Saturday 6th October 

This event is free and open to all those who are interested in pastoral care.  

Encouraging Mental Wellbeing -

Diocesan Healing and Wholeness Workshop, 20 October 9,30-12.45pm

LOCATION, Stowupland Village Hall, Church Road, Stowupland, IP14 4BG

Healing was central to Jesus’ ministry and is part of the Church’s mission to a broken world. This workshop will provide resources and examples of good practice and for the ministry of healing and wholeness in liturgy and praying with individuals, as well as teaching by Bishop Mike Harrison on praying for healing and the theology of healing and wholeness.

This event is free but a suggested donation of £5 will be welcome. Drinks and pastries will be available mid-morning (but not lunch).
This workshop is organised by the Diocesan Advisory Group on Healing and Wholeness. Enquiries to Canon Matthew Vernon
For further information on this training day, please speak to Julie Wilman or click here. 

Lyn Spall - Wing Walking in September! 

WingWalk1WingWalk2A message from Lyn Spall:-

"I am doing a very whacky thing on 1st September- I will be Wing Walking for Parkinson’s UK.  As many of you may be aware my husband Don suffers from Parkinson’s and I am doing this to raise awareness of this horrible condition and also to raise money for more research.  I have set up a Just Giving page. Please click here for the link.  I am happy also to take donations in cash or cheque (made payable to Parkinson’s UK).  It is a very scary but exciting thing to do and I hope to raise lots of money for this worthy cause.  Thank you very much, Lyn