Please join us next week for the beginning of Lent at our Ash Wednesday service. We will be marking the beginning of Lent on Wednesday 14th February at 8pm with an invitation to observe a holy Lent, the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.
We will be celebrating the following services during the Christmas season.
Friday 22nd December
|8pm||Nine Lessons and Carols|
Sunday 24th December
|8am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|9:30am||Sung Eucharist with family Nativity service|
|2pm||Children’s Crib Service|
|4pm||Children’s Crib Service|
|10pm||First Communion of Christmas (at St Nicholas)|
Monday 25th December
|10am||Family Christmas Eucharist|
We look forward to welcoming you to our Christmas celebrations.
Our monthly charity for November is the Leprosy Mission. We have been and will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.
[A]n international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.
We will be holding our annual Autumn Fayre at St John’s on Saturday 18th November from 11am to 3pm.
Stalls will include:
- Bottle tombola
- China and glass
- Children’s craft activities
- Handmade cards
- Homemade cakes
- Jams and preserves
- Prize raffle
Lunches will be served from 12 noon (licensed).
Items for donation can be brought to the hall from 7pm Friday 17th November or left with the Parish Office during office hours.
Offers of general help will be greatly appreciated!
This Sunday (12th November) there will be no Family Eucharist service at St John’s. Instead we will meet in the hall for coffee and tea while the children make poppies. We will then process down the hill to the Service of Remembrance on King’s Green where Chris is giving the address this year.
Please come along and show your support.
At the 9:30am service on Sunday 5th November an extended choir will be performing Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in celebration of All Saints’ Day. Please join us.
Our annual bonfire and firework display will be on Saturday 4th November. As in previous years, gates will open at 6pm.
We are hoping to sell as many tickets as possible beforehand to help with queuing and congestion on the night. Tickets can be bought from the church on:
|Sundays, after family service||12.30pm to 1.30pm|
|Saturday 28th October||10am to 12 noon|
|Saturday 4th November||10am to 4pm|
|Tuesday 31st October||7pm to 9pm|
|Wednesday 1st November||7pm to 9pm|
|Thursday 2nd November||7pm to 9pm|
|Friday 3rd November||7pm to 9pm|
Ticket prices are as follows:
|Family ticket||£15||2 adults, 3 children|
Our monthly charity for September is the Spark!. We will be collecting donations for them after the morning services on Sunday.
[We seek] a society in which people are work ready, mobile and equipped to make a significant difference to the economy, their lives and community.
We will work with education and business to prepare people for working life and enhance their employability through practical, accredited and inspiring work-related experiences.
Please join use for an organ recital by our very own director of music, Virgil Parenzee, and Adrian Felaar this Saturday (5th August) at 7pm.
Please join us this Sunday (23rd July) for Evensong with the enhanced choir. The service begins at 6pm.
The choir will be singing a schedule of music by Ritter, Friedell, Rachmaninov, Haydn, Lloyd Webber and Vivaldi.
We look forward to seeing you there.