St John's News - 27 July

Dear friends,

"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
2 Corinthians 13:14

I would like to start with a reminder that most of our Sunday services are streamed on our Facebook page. If you are unable to attend in person, this is a great way to worship from home and to keep in touch. You can also catch up afterwards by going to our Facebook page or to the home page of this web site. If you missed Sunday’s service, you can catch it here.

This Sunday, we will be looking at the prayer of King Solomon in 1 Kings 8. As Sunday School is currently taking a break until September, we will be including a short all age Bible Bite in the service and some activity pages for the children.

Coffee on Saturday morning 10:00am
If you are free this coming Saturday morning, 30 July, you are welcome to join us at the Rectory for a cup of tea or coffee and chat. All welcome.

Funeral of Richard Arnold - 4 August 11:00am
Some of us will know Richard Arnold, who used to attend St John's sometimes. He particularly enjoyed one of our "Variety and Spice" evenings shortly before the pandemic. Sadly, he passed away on 8 July. His funeral is at St John's on 4 August at 11:00am.

*** STILL VERY 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.

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.

Confirmations at St John's
On Sunday 6 November at 3:00pm, we will be welcoming Bishop Mike to lead a Confirmation Service at St John's. We already have a few candidates, but if you would like to know more about getting confirmed, then please have a word with me.

In Christ,

Wed 27 Jul 2022