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 to the Parish - Friday 2 April 2021
In this week's letter to the Parish, Rev Gareth Howles is looking ahead to Easter Sunday and the hope that Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world, will be a comfort and encouragement to us all.
Open Letter to the Parish - Friday 2 April 2021

Letter to the Parish - Friday 26 March 2021
This Sunday we will begin Holy Week and Rev Gareth Howles is reminding us how Jesus greeted the crowds by arriving humbly on a donkey. The people had expectations but they had not got it completely right.
Open Letter to the Parish - Friday 26 March 2021

Letter to the Parish - Friday 19 March 2021
We have a guest writer for our letter to the Parish this week as James Webster writes a reflection for us exactly one year since St John's had to stop weekly services for the first time.
Open Letter to the Parish - Friday 19 March 2021

Letter from the clergy - Friday 12 March 2021
Looking ahead to Mother's Day this weekend, Rev Gareth Howles considers how we are all encouraged to show the love of God more in our lives.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 12 March 2021

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

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