St John's News - 21 June 2022

Dear friends,

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you.
2 Thessalonians 3:1

This Sunday
At the service on this coming Sunday, 26 June at 10:30, we will be welcoming Tom and Jemma Fifield and hearing about their work in Ethiopia. The church barbecue will follow on after coffee. This is the last call to book your place - the cost is £7.50 (children aged 4 and over £3.00; under 4 free).

PARKING - Please do not park right in front of the church tower as we will be cooking the food there.

Sunday school will meet again in person this Sunday at 10:30am during the service, as well on Zoom at 9:30am. If you would like your children to come to the in-person one, please let Lisa ( know.

If you missed the service last Sunday, you can watch here.

Church Tidy - this Saturday
Please come along to the church on Saturday (10:00am to noon) to help tidy the churchyard and church. Mike Brown has a long list of jobs both inside and outside. Your support will be greatly appreciated

*** IMPORTANT - Safeguarding ***
Basic safeguarding awareness training (previously C0) is mandatory for everyone who has a designated role in the church (e.g. sidespeople, flower arrangers, musicians). However ALL parishioners are encouraged to complete this safeguarding course.

If you are aware you have not done it in the last 3 years, please try to complete the Basic Awareness Course online at It takes about 90 minutes to complete and you receive a certificate at the end. Once completed, please let both Alex Cubbitt (, our safeguarding officer and myself know.

You may need to register or reset your password if you have forgotten it.

We will let you know of any alternative in-person courses when we can.

Sunday 10 July
On 10 July, Rev Jonathan Ford from Christ Church Moreton Hall will be leading and preaching. He will also talk about his novel, "A Day in the Death of Charlie Vaughan." I read it recently (something to do during my COVID isolation) and found it both enjoyable and though-provoking. Bishop Mike describes it as "a rip-roaring roller coaster ride of a story which captures the imagination from the start. Jonathan appears to have blended something of the early monks and nuns of the desert and C.S. Lewis in his thinking and writing, and the combination makes for a vivid, colourful narrative that is both provocative and insightful - recommended!"

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.All welcome.

Looking ahead
John Evans is putting together a quiz night on Saturday 3 September - please make a note of the date and watch this space for more details.

With every blessing in Christ,

Tue 21 Jun 2022