Hartford Christmas Fayre
Please come along on Saturday 3rd December and encourage your friends and neighbours to visit our church from 11am until 3pm.
Our Bakes, Brews and Chat team will be serving teas and coffees in the church extension and we will be performing a live nativity at regular intervals during the day in the main body of the church. There will be an interactive craft element to this, suitable for all ages, that will share the good news of Jesus' birth with all. Please come along and join in the festive fun.
Christmas Services and Events
Here are the dates of Christmas Services and events at St John's for Christmas 2022.
- Saturday 3rd December - Hartford Christmas Fayre from 11am to 3pm
- Saturday 17th December - Christingle Service at 4pm
- Tuesday 20th December - Nativity Pantomime in the Church Centre at 3pm & 5pm
- Wednesday 21st December - Carols by Candlelight at 7.30pm
- Friday 23rd December – Cantonese Carol Service at 11am
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- Saturday 24th December - Family Carol Service at 4pm
- Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve Communion at 9pm
- Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day Family Communion at 10am
Please note that the dates of the Christingle and Carols by Candlelight Services have changed this year, to avoid the FIFA World Cup final.
Jilly Rogers' Christmas Adventure
We are very excited to be partnering with Christ Church Greenbank to host 4front Theatre's production of "Jilly Rogers' Christmas Adventure".
Christmas is a time for goodwill to all, so aspiring pirate, Jilly Rogers, is keen to involve everyone in this year's swashbuckling Christmas celebrations… but when scourge of the seas, 'sinner Silas', darkens Jilly's door, how far does Christmas cheer really extend? Featuring songs, slapstick & sword fights, 4Front's latest show communicates the heart of the nativity and a message of forgiveness while delivering all the fun of a panto!
- Date - Tuesday 20th December
- Time - 3-4pm & 5-6pm
- Location - St John's Church Centre
- Cost - Its free!
- Age - Suitable for all ages. Please note that under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
All are welcome but tickets are required for entry, so please book by clicking this link. Refreshments will be served afterwards. We look forward to you joining us.
St John's 10am Sunday Service - 4th December 2022
Please join us on Sunday 4th December for our morning service at 10am in St John's Church. This week, there will be a full range of groups for children and young people, but everyone meets together in church for the first 10 minutes.
We're on the second week of our new series for Advent. The title for this Sunday is 'Born to be your example' and the passage Jon will be preaching from is Philippians 2:1-11. You can also read it in Traditional Chinese.
There are no restrictions in the church building, however there is a small area of seating in church where masks must be worn and seating is distanced. Of course, you are welcome to wear a mask anywhere in the building. If you have COVID, please don't come to church.
We would love to welcome you in the building but, if you can't make it, the service will be available online via our livestream on our YouTube channel. The livestream will start around 9.55am. It's lovely to know who's joining us, so please say hello using YouTube chat.
Bakes, Brews and Chat
We have a cafe called 'Bakes, Brews and Chat', from 2-4pm every Wednesday afternoon.
We would love anyone from our local community, of any age, to join us for a cup of tea, some homemade cake and to enjoy good company.
Just drop into the Church Centre on School Lane. You're welcome to stay for a short time or for the whole two hours.
Giving to St John's
We don't expect anyone to give money when coming to St John's. However, if you consider yourself a church member and are not currently giving to the Church but would like to, you might find it helpful to have information about the church bank account.
The details are:
- Sort code: 05-06-34
- Account number: 52275551
- Account name: The PCC of St John the Baptist
For more details about giving to St John's, please download our Giving Leaflet for 2022.
Prayer Fellowship and Housegroups
The timetable for evening housegroups and prayer fellowship until early January 2023 is below (daytime housegroup meets on Thursday mornings, the same week as evening groups).
- 7 December - Prayer Fellowship
- 14 December - Housegroup Socials
- 21 & 28 December - no meeting
- 4 January - Housegroups
- 11 January - Prayer Fellowship
There is also a Cantonese housegroup meeting fortnightly on a Wednesday morning. If you would like to join a housegroup, or to find out more, please contact the Church Office.