News from the Pews - 8 June 2021

Dear friends,

An opening prayer:
Heavenly Father, the past months have been full of times when we have felt helpless and week. We pray for hope - hope for a better future, hope for a better life, hope for your Kingdom to grow. Some say that the sky is at its darkest just before the light. We pray for your light to shine forth, Lord. May we be filled with your light from head to toe and, as we bask in your glory, reflect your light in this dark world. Amen.

What's on?
As we recover from the last 15 months, please remember the special service of Reflection, Healing and Wholeness on Sunday 20 June at 5:00pm. This service will enable us to spend time engaging with God to seek his healing touch, his light and the hope he brings.

This coming Sunday we continue to meet back in our historic church building. Do come along - there is plenty of social distancing and it is good to worship together in person as the body of Christ. We will be looking at Romans 12 in our service and celebrating the Lord's Supper together.

In case you missed the morning service last Sunday, you can access it by clicking here:

Saturday prayer meeting
Please note that due to the high cost of Zoom subscriptions, Saturday's prayer meeting may be accessed here:
This will use software called Jitsi Meet, which is like Zoom, but at no cost even for online meetings over 30 minutes.
When asked, please allow the software to access your microphone and camera.
If using a tablet or mobile, you may use the option to install the Jitsi Meet app (follow the instructions) or scroll down and access the meeting directly through your internet browser.

This week:

Tue 8 June 8:00pm Compline on Facebook
Thu 10 June 8:00pm Celtic Prayer on Facebook

Sat 12 June 9:00am Church prayer meeting (online here:

Sun 13 June 9:30am Zoom Sunday School (Please contact Lisa for details)
Sun 13 June 10:30am Worship in church with Lord's Supper (also live on Facebook. Available later on YouTube)

Mon 14 June 7:30pm PCC Meeting (online)

How to connect with us online:


St John's web site:

Accessed from home page of St John's web site

Click or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262

Jitsi Meet:

With every blessing in Him,

Peter Goodridge
Tue 08 Jun 2021