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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Annual Meeting this Sunday!

A reminder that our annual meeting is this Sunday morning (7th April). Please do come to this important meeting as we gather to give thanks for what God has done over the past year and look forward to what he has planned for us in the months to come. This...

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The Wondrous Cross

We are now half way through our sermon series for Lent which looks at different aspects of the cross. I wonder how your understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross has deepened? I wonder how you have been challenged to respond? Do share your insights with others...

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Annual Church Meeting 7th April 2019

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.His love endures for ever.Psalm 136.1 We will be holding our annual parish meeting during our 10.30 service on Sunday 7th April. During the meeting we will look back on what God has done in us and for us over the past year...

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Our new sermon series

During Lent, we are going to be looking at different aspects of the cross so that we can deepen our understanding of what Jesus accomplished on Good Friday. Taking our title from the great hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’, we will spend time considering some of the images...

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