Rachel’s ordination: thank you

I was ordained priest at Sunnyside Church on Friday 25th June. I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who made this, very special service, possible. For everyone who has been praying for me and all your support. I really appreciate all your support and prayers and felt...

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National Day of Reflection

Join us on 23 March to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. On 23 March 2021, it will be one year since the first UK lockdown. Since then, millions of people have been bereaved, both as a result of Covid-19...

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Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and every blessing for the new year from all at St John’s The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1.5  

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Welcome Rachel!

Bishop Alan came to Sunnyside on Saturday to license Rachel Hamilton as a Lay Worker so she can serve as our curate. Rachel will be based at Sunnyside and St John’s and we are looking forward to getting to know her and Duncan. Rachel will be ordained later in the...

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Sunday’s worship

We have been working hard to devise a way so that we can continue worshipping together on Sundays and Wednesdays whilst public worship is suspended because of Coronavirus. We have tried to keep things relatively low tech so that as many people can take part as possible. For Sundays: we will...

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New Sermon Series for Lent

Who am I? seems to be a more common and urgent question today than ever. Western culture bombards us with different ideas about our identity and what makes us of value. Our consumerist society tells us that our identity lies in what we buy and own. Our individualistic society tells...

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Food for body and soul

This year’s Lent lunches begin on Wednesday 26th February (Ash Wednesday) and continue every Wednesday until Easter. Starting at 1pm, the Lent lunches are held in Bourne End Parish Room. Everyone is welcome to join us for bread and soup followed by a short reflection. Why not come along and...

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Welcome to Rachel!

We are delighted to announce that – subject to some formal processes – Rachel Hamilton will be joining us as curate at Sunnyside and Bourne End next summer. Please do pray for Rachel and Duncan as they prepare to move to Berkhamsted. Here are a few lines from Rachel: ‘My...

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