Sunday Service from St John's - 11th April 2021
Please join us on Sunday 11th April, for our morning service at 10am, in St John's church building or online via our livestream on YouTube.
If you would like to join us in church, all are welcome to attend the service in the building. No advance booking is required. Please read our COVID-19 guidelines before coming to the building. Of course, the YouTube livestream will also be available for those who prefer to stay at home. We look forward to welcoming everyone wherever you might be for our service.
The YouTube livestream will start around 9.55am with some music and the service will start at 10am and end around 11am. It includes a children's talk and song near the beginning. To watch, please click this link to go straight to the service or tap on the image above. You can also go to our YouTube channel and set a reminder. Please use YouTube chat to say hello or ask questions. There will also be a chance to chat using Zoom after the service at 11.20; the details are in this week's email notices.
Starting from the footpath at the corner of the Church Centre car park on School Lane, follow the trail of Easter eggs through the churchyard.
The trail will be open everyday from just before Palm Sunday (Sunday 28th March) until just after the end of the school Easter holidays.
Visit our Easter page for more information.
Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip
The Church of England has an online book of condolence for His Royal Highness Prince Philip where you can leave your message.
St John's and Christ Church Annual General Meeting 2021
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and the Annual Vestry Meeting for Election of Churchwardens will take place, via Zoom, on Wednesday 21st April, starting at 8pm. We informally refer to these two meetings together as the AGM.
We are asking everyone who is standing for PCC to write a short (100 word) biography explaining who you are and why you wish to stand. This is optional but will help people make an informed decision if a vote is required. This should also be emailed to Cath.
You are eligible to vote at the APCM if you attend the meeting and are on the electoral roll. We are using an electronic voting system, so in order to vote you need to do the following:
- Be able to access emails during the meeting: you must be able to receive and act on emails during the APCM. This doesn't have to be on the same device that you are using to attend the meeting.
The email address you supply will only be used to enable voting at the APCM.
The agenda, the 2020 Annual Report and Summary Accounts and the Minutes of the 2020 AGM will be available to download from the Members’ Area of the Church website about a week before the meeting. Paper copies will not be available.
Zoom meeting information will be published in next week's notice sheet.
Prayer Fellowship and Housegroups
For the summer term, housegroups will continue to read 'Gentle & Lowly' and we will continue the pattern of alternating housegroups with Prayer Fellowships.
Here is the timetable up until the end of May (all meetings are currently virtual):
- 14 April - Prayer Fellowship
- 21 April - AGM
- 28 April - Housegroups - Gentle & Lowly study 5: chapters 10-11
- 5 May - Prayer Fellowship
- 12 May - Housegroups - Gentle & Lowly study 6: chapters 12-14
- 19 May - Prayer Fellowship
- 26 May - Housegroups - Gentle & Lowly study 7: chapters 15-16
If you would like to join a housegroup, or to find out more, please contact the Church Office. Information about Prayer Fellowship is sent to everyone on our mailing list before each meeting, again, please contact us for details.