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.


 Please Pray for Finny Music 

2019-10-11 Finny Music Please

 "Please pray with us for the busy weekender to the West Country where we will be visiting TWO prisons. HMP-Leyhill (Cat C) on Saturday evening to do a concert. Then on Sunday we go to HMP-Eastwood Park (Women's prison) to lead TWO morning services. We usually do an afternoon concert but things are a bit tricky right now so would value prayers for the Lord's leading as to what He wants in the afternoon! Pray too for the team, our safety on the roads and the presence of God in our ministry to these inmates. 

Thank you Luc" 


Christmas Events at The Farm 

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 Just42 Prayer Meeting - 28th November at 10.30am

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Just42 will be holding their next prayer meeting on Thursday 28th November.  This will be from 10.30 am in the Seckford Room (upstairs) in St Mary's Parish Centre in Woodbridge.


"Honesty over Silence" Tour - Friday 8 November


An evening of live music and talks, seeking to open up conversations around topics such as trusting God when life is painful.  On Friday 8th November 2019, Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich will be hosting ‘Honesty Over Silence - The Tour’ with Patrick Regan OBE and Diane Regan.

Honesty Over Silence - The Tour seeks to open up conversations around topics that many find difficult such as trusting in God when life is painful, dealing with anxiety and depression, learning to look after ourselves, developing our character, and living with thankful hearts even in tough seasons. It will examine the strength in letting go of the need to be in control as well as looking at how we can stop comparing ourselves to others and instead live authentically and honestly as we grow into the people God has created us to be. Much of the material will be taken from Patrick’s new book of the same title.

Ticket price £5

For more information and to book tickets please click on the picture above which will take you to their website. 



A Heavenly Gift - Saturday 23 November 7.30pm (Doors open at 6.45)

On Saturday 23rd November at St Augustine’s Church, Bucklesham Rd, Ipswich, internationally acclaimed Classical Chart topper Christina Johnston, who has graced opera stages all over the world, will perform beautiful songs from Mozart to Andrew Lloyd Webber all under the banner of A Heavenly Gift, accompanied by the very talented pianist, Jade Hey.

The  purpose of the evening is to raise vital funds for The Beehive charity, a home dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and loving support of vulnerable child-mothers and their babies in Nakuru, Kenya.  The Beehive receives no government funding and relies 100% on donations. All the money raised from the event will be used for the running of the two Beehive homes: rent, utility bills, food, wages for staff, medical & health care, education fees and living costs for the girls and babies.

Ticket price: £12 – no specified seat allocation,  to purchase tickets please contact:

                                            Ruth Leigh: Tel  07961 025352        Email  thepaellalady@gmail.com
                                           Julia Johnson: Tel  07879 990237   Email  juliajohnson27@yahoo.com
                                            Sarah Clarke : Tel 0777 367 9527    Email  sarahaboutmedia@icloud.com



 Christian Central Business Lunch - Thursday 14 November, 

‘The role of business in a changing world’

The next in our increasingly popular lunches for the business community to pause for thought and reflect on the value business can bring to our society. Hot buffet lunch with a stimulating speaker and opportunity for Q&A and networking with colleagues from a range of business settings. Speaker: The Ven Rhiannon King, Archdeacon of Ipswich, who will be speaking on the Inspiring Ipswich project and its benefits to the community.

Join us on Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:30 – 2.00pm at St Nicholas Centre, Cutler Street, Ipswich, IP1 1UQ
Enquiries to Lesley Steed by email  lesley.steed@cofesuffolk.org  or phone 01473 298510

CARE Autumn Tour - 28 November 2019 

The CARE (Christian Action Research & Education) Autumn Tour is coming to Ipswich on Thursday 28th November, it will be held at the Novotel Ipswich Centre Hotel  IP11UP from 7.15 pm - 9.30 pm.  Graham Kendrick will be leading worship and Rev Lyndon Bowring and Nola Leach will be speaking whilst Celia Bowring will be leading the prayers.

For more information and how to reserve your complimentary tickets visit care.org.uk/events or alternatively you can call Angela on 02072330455

Network Suffolk


Network SuffolkNetwork Suffolk is about enabling the unity of the entire Christian community across the region, by providing a place to share stories and information.  They aim to facilitate communication – to connect and build relationships – where people can be encouraged and inspired to work together.  They do this primarily through the web site and social media and aim to reflect and report honestly and without bias the different experiences and elements of the Christian faith.   They look to share what God is doing in the lives of people and communities within our towns and villages.  They strive to maintain an independent, balanced position, reporting on the breadth of the Christian Community.   For further information about Network Suffolk, please visit their homepage:  networksuffolk.org.uk or click here.  You can also view a short clip on what they offer - click here. 

 The Farm By the Water - Autumn Events

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Christian Vision for Men, Autumn Conference 1-3 November 2019 

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Dinner & Music at the Abbey - 16 November 2019 

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