St John's News - 2 August

Dear friends,

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114

New Home Group on Thursday Mornings
A new home group will be starting at The Rectory on Thursday 8 September at 10:00am. It will meet most weeks and we will be starting by looking at the opening chapters of Matthew's gospel. If you would like to find our more or would like to join, please contact Peter on 01359 240512 or by emailing

*** 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.

If you missed last Sunday’s service, you can catch it here.

This coming Sunday, there will be a short 9:00am service of Holy Communion (with no hymns). Our main service at 10:30am is all age and, during the service, we will baptising Lukas and Daisy Andrews.

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.

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.

In Christ,

Peter Goodridge
Tue 02 Aug 2022