Sunday Service from St John's - 29th November 2020
Our service from Sunday 29th November is now available to watch or listen again. You can go direct to St John's YouTube channel and find the latest video.
Alternatively, please go to the Sermon Recordings page for an audio recording of the sermon plus a link to the video of the whole service. It may take a few days for these to appear.
If you subscribe to St John's podcast, you will receive the audio recording as soon as it is published.
Craft for Sunday services
For the following weeks, our craft activity will be to create a nativity scene. Print out the PDF onto thin white card and colour in and cut out the various characters. You can choose to do this in any order, but you might find that this order fits with the sermons:
Sunday 8th November - Angel
Sunday 15th November - Joseph
Sunday 22nd November - Mary
Sunday 29th November - Create your own stable backdrop
Sunday 6th December - Star
Sunday 13th December - Animals
Sunday 20th December - Jesus
Friday 25th December - Shepherds
Sunday 27th December - Magi & Camels
For those who feel that they are a little too old to create a nativity scene, we would encourage you to fill in these sermon notes as you listen to the children's talk and the sermon.
Christmas at St John's
We are planning Christmas services as shown below. Please keep checking back here for more details and for any updates if COVID-19 restrictions are changed by the government.
- Sunday 20th December - 10am Christingle Service
- Sunday 20th December - 7.30pm Traditional Carol Service
- Christmas Eve, 24th December - 4pm Family Carol Service
- Christmas Day, 25th December - 10am Family Communion
Note: Booking will be needed for all Christmas services in the church building this year. Details of how to book will be published here and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram nearer the time. All services will be streamed live on our YouTube channel which is accessible to all.
Each home in Hartford will be receiving details of our Christmas service times, together with a gift of a candle. You could light it whilst watching our services or make your own Christingle.
In conjunction with the Hartford Lantern Trail, we will be hosting a light-themed nativity display in the windows of the church extension, next to the War Memorial.
Throughout December we will also be revealing a new picture each day on a giant advent calendar in the windows of St John's Church Centre, facing the graveyard. Everyone is welcome to come along and see the displays throughout the month, especially in the evenings when they will be lit up.
We look forward to welcoming you to one or more of these Christmas events. For more information please contact the church office.
Many people make their gifts to church via standing order, however, those who would normally use envelopes or put their offerings on the plate in church are not able to give in this way at the moment.
If that is how you would normally give, please consider setting up a transfer directly to the church’s bank account instead. The details are:
- Sort code: 05-06-34
- Account number: 52275551
- Account name: The Parochial Church Council of St John the Baptist
If you are able to Gift Aid your offering and haven't already completed a form, you can download one here.