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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Re-opening for public worship

Exciting news! We are working towards opening for public worship on Sunday 2nd August. We know that not everyone will be able to – or will feel comfortable to – come back to public worship in August. Therefore we will continue to provide materials on line for the foreseeable future....

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Sunday 12th July

Here are the materials you need to join us in worship tomorrow: Order of service Sermon – Andrew Wilcock Sermon notes Or you are welcome to join the Sunnyside online service. Chat opens at 9.45 and the service begins at 10am.

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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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New sermon series starts 5th July

Martin Luther said that the Psalms are ‘a Little Bible wherein everything contained in the Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended’. The 150 hymns and prayers which make up the Book of Psalms tell us much about who God is, who we are and what it means to live as...

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Coronavirus update

You will have seen the exciting news from the Government that public worship will be allowed from 4th July. We are looking at the guidance to see how we might safely resume meeting together in St John’s but it will not be as soon as early July. It is important...

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Rachel and Duncan Hamilton

After lots of waiting, Rachel and Duncan (and Chester the dog!) are moving to Berkhamsted this week. They then have some time to unpack and settle in before Rachel starts her curacy with us on 28th June. We are really looking forward to welcoming them to Sunnyside and St John’s!...

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