News from St John's - 1 February

Dear friends,

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32

Church services:
If you missed Sunday's service, where we looked at the parable of the rich fool, you can watch it here.

This coming Sunday: There is a short, spoken service of Holy Communion at 9:00am. Our main service, at 10:30am, is an all age with baptism, where we will look at the parables of the lost in Luke 15.

Although it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a mask, the PCC feels it would be safer if we continue to wear masks during our singing of songs and hymns at church.

With all the sun and wind, the churchyard is now much drier. This means you are welcome to park your car at the tower end of the churchyard again. However, it is advisable to leave the area immediately in front of the tower clear, if possible. It is drier at the far end, in front of the kitchen.

Fancy a coffee?
Thank you to all who have offered to help with tea and coffee after services. If you would like to go on the tea/coffee rota (you will be asked to help no more than once a month), please let Rosie Ellie know or 01359 242629).

Funeral of Brain Lloyd
Brian Lloyd's family have asked if we can let people know that his funeral service will be held at St John's on Friday 4th February at 2.00pm, followed by drinks at the Blackbourne.

Church walk - 13 February 2:30pm
The walk will start from the public footpath beside the grass area in front of the "St Edmunds Drive" sign (new Taylor Wimpy estate, opposite the entrance to Blackbourne Road). You may need boots or sturdy shoes for this largely field edge, one-hour long route. Everyone is welcome.

Hot and cold refreshments will be served at the end of the walk in the Long's garden (The Brindles, Oak Lane) at approximately 3.30pm. If you don't feel able to do the walk, please do come and join us for a drink when we've returned.

If anyone would like to leave their car in the Long's driveway whilst we walk then please do. We will be setting off from The Brindles at 2.15pm to be at the start point for 2.30pm.

If the weather is poor, we will cancel the walk that morning.

Prayer Meeting
The weekly church prayer meeting is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for 40 minutes. To join, click or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.

Upcoming dates:
Wed 2 Mar 5:00pm - Ash Wednesday Service
Sat 5 Mar 7:00pm - Zoom Quiz Night

Best wishes,

Tue 01 Feb 2022