St John's News - 28 June

Dear friends,

Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
Mark 16:15

It was a privilege to welcome the Fifield family to St John's on Sunday and to hear Tom inspiring message and what they are involved with in Ethiopia. If you would like to receive their monthly email, please let Tom know by emailing If you missed the service, you can watch here.

Looking ahead to this coming Sunday, there will be a spoken service of the Lord's Supper at 9:00am and our monthly all age service is at 10:30am. The theme is Paul and the shipwreck.

Sunday School is now taking a break until September.

Also, please note there will be no St John's newsletter for the next couple of weeks.

Thank You
We are very grateful for the small army that helped to help tidy the churchyard and church on Saturday. A lot of work was done and the church and grounds now look fantastic - thank you so much. And also many thanks to all who helped to make the church barbecue on Sunday such a super time of fellowship.

*** 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.

Letter from Phearek
Phearak Moeung is a boy in Cambodia , whose education St John’s sponsors. Please click here for his latest thank you letter.

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.

Quiz Night
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.

BBC Songs of Praise at Long Melford - 19 July
BBC Songs of Praise is coming to Holy Trinity Church in Long Melford on the 19th July for an evening of hymn singing. If you would like to come as a group or as individuals, please see the details here to apply for the FREE tickets!

Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) E-Bulletin
Would you like to know more about issues that matter to evangelicals in the Church of England at a national level? Do you feel well informed about how best to pray for evangelical lay leaders, clergy and bishops? Do you want to know how you could help influence the future direction of the Church of England?

The Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) was founded by John Stott and others with a heart to address all of the above. And, in order to help you to be better connected and informed, CEEC has recently launched a regular e-bulletin.

Please use the link to sign up to receive this regular (free of charge) e-bulletin

In Christ,

Tue 28 Jun 2022