Next Steps

As you know, there will be big changes to the Covid restrictions on Monday 19th July. We will all be feeling differently about this: some of us are excited and cannot wait; others are anxious and concerned about the risks. We need to be very aware of these mixed feelings as...

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Wednesdays at St John’s

Tomorrow (19th May) we resume our Wednesday morning service at Sunnyside (and at St John’s when we have a 5th Wednesday in the month). Excitingly, this means that we can meet together again to worship God in person. Sadly this means we will not be having private prayer at St...

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Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is during our service at 10.30am on Sunday 25th April. This is an important meeting in the life of St John’s Church when we look back at what God has done over the past year and give thanks for his faithfulness to us. We then turn our...

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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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A sermon series for Lent

‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’ 1 Corinthians 1.18 During Lent we are going to be focussing on the cross in our Sunday sermons. Each week, we are going to...

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Daily at 6pm

The Archbishop of Canterbury has invited us all to join him in praying daily at 6pm. Each day there is a different theme:•    Sunday – Family, friends and loved ones•    Monday – Schools, colleges, children and young people•    Tuesday – Elderly, isolated and vulnerable•    Wednesday – Businesses, the workplace and...

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Lockdown 3

After much reflection, we have decided to continue our 10.30am in person services at St John’s. If you are vulnerable, please think carefully about whether it is wise to attend and if you are shielding you should stay at home. If you do attend, it is really important that you...

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Saturday 12th December

This has been a difficult year with many losses: losses of people we love; losses of time with family and friends; losses of jobs; losses of our normal way of life; losses of freedoms we so often take for granted. Here are some materials to help you create a space...

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Wednesday mornings

With the closure of church buildings because of lockdown we are sadly unable to worship in St John’s at present. However we are opening the building for private prayer on Wednesdays 9.30-10.30 each week until further notice. If you are looking for some lovely quiet space in which to pause...

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Opening for Public Worship on 2nd August

I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’ Psalm 122.1 Lots of people have compared the time of lockdown to the Exile which the Israelites experienced when they were carried from Jerusalem to Babylon. Though it seems like a long time since...

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