Latest church news

These are the latest updates from St. John's Church. The most recent updates are at the top of the page.

You can read the latest church notice sheets as well as a weekly letter from the clergy to those living in the Parish.


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Letter from the clergy - Friday 5 March 2021
We have had so many new rules to follow in the last year but this weekend as we look again at the Ten Commandments, it is a good time to reflect on how God tells us to live our lives.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 5 March 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 26 February 2021
While Rev Gareth Howles is busy pruning his garden, he has been reflecting on whether there is any pruning we can do in the life of our church to encourage new growth.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 26 February 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 19 February 2021
As we move into the season of Lent Rev Gareth Howles looks ahead to our services this weekend which remind us of the promises God makes to us and how they fulfilled in Christ.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 19 February 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 12 February 2021
Looking ahead to this weekend Rev Gareth Howles reflects on the love we celebrate on Valentine's Day and the love of Jesus who was prepared to die for us.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 12 February 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 5 February 2021
A delivery of a skip and a wheelie bin has given Rev Gareth Howles time to reflect on some bigger issues this week.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 5 February 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 29 January 2021
Rev Gareth Howles reflects on a week where Farsley has been celebrating the return of a much loved pet who was missing, in the same week we remember Jesus being presented in the temple.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 29 January 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 22 January 2021
This week, Rev Gareth Howles writes about celebration and community and his hopes for what we, as a church, can do to support our community.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 22 January 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 15 January 2021
Rev Gareth Howles reflects on the what has already been a busy start to the year as he moves into the vicarage, a new lockdown has started and we have once again closed our church for public worship.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 15 January 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 18 December 2020
This week Rev Gareth Howles reflects on the difficulties of the past year and how we can take heart from the fact that the message of Christmas has not and does not change.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 18 December 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 11 December 2020
After tickets for our upcoming Drive-In Carol Services proved so popular Rev Gareth Howles looks at why there is so much enthusiasm for the event and urges us to welcome everyone there into the St John's family.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 11 December 2020

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