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 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

Letter from the clergy - Friday 4 December 2020
In his first letter to the Parish since being licensed this week, Rev Gareth Howles looks ahead to this Sunday's service when we think about John the Baptist's role in pointing people towards Jesus.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 4 December 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 27 November 2020
Advent is one of the Rev Sue McWhinney's favourite seasons and this week, as we also prepare to welcome our new vicar, she looks ahead to a season where we wait with hope for the future.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 27 November 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 20 November 2020
This week Rev Sue McWhinney looks ahead to our Sunday service which celebrates 'Christ the King' both on earth and in heaven.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 20 November 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 13 November 2020
This week Rev Sue McWhinney reminds us of the light in the darkness and how we, as Christians, are children of that light, a reassuring thought as we live through more Covid restrictions.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 13 November 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 6 November 2020
As we find ourselves living in lockdown again, Rev Sue McWhinney commends us all to make November a month of prayer as a practical outworking of our faith.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 6 November 2020

Letter from the clergy - Friday 30 October 2020
This weekend we start a season of remembering and thanksgiving. Rev Sue McWhinney looks ahead to the familiar services which will feel so different this year.
Open Letter from the clergy - Friday 30 October 2020

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