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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New sermon series starts tomorrow!

We are starting an exciting new sermon series tomorrow (Sunday 20th October) at Bourne End and Sunnyside. We are going to be thinking about what the story of Jonah teaches us about the love of God. Why not come and find out more about the enormity of God’s love for...

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Exciting discoveries at St John’s

We recently made an extremely exciting and totally unexpected discovery at St John’s. During some investigative work on the communion table and reredos (the carved screen behind the table) we unearthed what must be the church’s original communion table. It was shoved under the carved table and cannot have been...

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Praise!

Today we are continuing our sermon series ‘Teach us to pray’ by thinking about praise. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he gave them the Lord’s Prayer which begins and ends with praise. Our father who is in heaven…yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Beginning and...

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New summer series

Prayer is the one thing that the Gospels record the disciples asking Jesus to teach them: ‘One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11.1). His response...

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Thy Kingdom Come

We are now half way through Thy Kingdom Come so it is a good time to ask: how are you getting on with our 11 days of prayer? How are you finding it praying for your five people? Have you worked out what do to about your one person so...

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Confirmation Service 1st September

Confirmation is a special church service where a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptised. These are promises about turning away from all the sins that separate us from God and other people and turning to Christ as our Saviour and Lord. If you were baptised...

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He is Risen!

I am writing this on a glorious sunny Bank Holiday afternoon with signs of new life all around. The vicarage apple trees are full of blossom, the bluebells are out and the birds are singing in the sunshine. At St John’s, we have just finished marking Lent during which we...

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Journey to Easter

The events of Easter Sunday are the culmination of a long week for Jesus and his followers. The week began with Jesus riding into Jerusalem in triumph and ends with the empty tomb. It is known as Holy Week because of the world-changing significance of the events that happened that...

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