Tots & Tinies Nativity Service
This will take place in church, at 10am, on Wednesday 11th December. All babies and preschool aged children, together with their parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to join us for this special service where we will think about the good news of Christmas with songs, prayers, stories, craft and refreshments. New people are particularly welcome to come along.
Christmas Services at St John's
Everyone is welcome at any or all of our Christmas Services. We would love to meet you, whether you normally come to church or not.
Sunday 15th December
- 4pm: Christingle Service
Sunday 22nd December
- 7.30pm: Traditional Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December
- 4pm: Family Carols by Candlelight
- 9pm: Christmas Eve Holy Communion
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December
- 10am: Christmas Day Family Communion
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. The candlelit services are very popular and we recommend arriving early to allow yourself time to park and to get seated.
Please note we also have our normal services at 8am and 10am on Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd December, but there is no 6.30pm service on either of these days.
Facilities Assistant/Cleaner roles at St John’s
We are looking for a new team member or members to join St John’s. This is a combined Facilities Assistant and Cleaner role. The successful candidate(s) will keep our facilities clean and tidy, open and secure the buildings, and ensure a good welcome to all the people who use the church and Church Centre every day. You will be an efficient cleaner, enjoy meeting people and will work closely with the Facilities Manager and volunteers.
The role is 12.5 hours per week with 2 shifts per day, with Sundays and one other day off. We are happy to split the job between two people, one to work the early shift (5 hours per week) and one to work the later shift (7.5 hours per week).
Both shifts involve cleaning and facilities assistance work; the early shift will involve more cleaning and the later shift more welcoming, unlocking and securing the buildings. Flexibility is required because the buildings are available for use day times and evenings.
The successful candidate(s) will be in sympathy with the work and aims of Hartford Parish Church.
Church Holiday 27th - 29th March 2020
Please can we encourage you to book for next year’s Church Holiday, 27th - 29th March, at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick? A weekend away with the church family is a great opportunity to deepen our relationships – both with the Lord and with one another.
Mark Pickles, director of the North West Gospel Partnership and a former curate at St John’s, will be speaking at the weekend. Please do consider joining us for what we pray will be a fantastic weekend.
If you have lost your booking form, there are some available in the Church Extension.
The Fisherman's Tale
We are delighted to confirm that we will be hosting Peter and Julie Fraser, from Bible Encounter Trust, in June 2020, for their new story trail, 'The Fisherman's Tale'. As with their previous story trails, this will be a fully immersive experience for our local schools, telling the story of Peter the Disciple.
We will, of course, need a considerable volunteer work force for this event to run smoothly, so we would like to give you some dates for your diary now. Set-up will be on 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th June. Schools and other groups will be visiting in the daytime and evenings from Wednesday 17th until Friday 26th June. We will also be open to the public on Saturday 20th June. Take-down will be on the afternoon and evening of Friday 26th June, and during the day on Saturday 27th June.
Please pray for Teresa as she sends out invitations to the schools in September and keep a look out in the notices for more information about how you can help nearer the time. Thank you.