St John's this week

Services this Sunday and Diary for the Week

See below for details of our services this Sunday and a diary with details of our midweek events for the next 7 days.
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All services are in St John's Church unless stated otherwise.

8am Holy Communion

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Mike Smith.

9.30am Prayer Meeting

  • Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room

10am Morning Prayer - John 10:1-6The true shepherd

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Alec Ham.

6.30pm Evening Prayer - 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Managing God's household

  • Leader: Alec Ham.  Preacher: Mike Smith.


  • Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home


  • After 8s meet at Rob & Kathryn Payne's home

Preachers elsewhere today:

  • Jeremy Hunns at St Chad's, Tushingham (11am)

Monday 25th March

Readings: Exodus 36, John 15, Proverbs 12, Ephesians 5

Teresa leading a story & craft session at Old School House Nursery (9.15am)
Nathan and Teresa taking Big Bible Club at Hartford Primary School (12.30-1.15pm)
Alec attending Curacy Training meeting (4.30-9.15pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday to Thursday)
10am Staff meeting
8pm PCC meet in the Church Centre

Tuesday 26th March

Readings: Exodus 37, John 16, Proverbs 13, Ephesians 6

Mike's day off
Teresa leading a story & craft session at Kids Count Nursery (9.30am)

10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre
8pm Music practice in St John's

Wednesday 27th March

Readings: Exodus 38, John 17, Proverbs 14, Philippians 1

Teresa leading a story & craft session at Sir Leslie Martin Nursery (2pm)
Phil at Hartford Church of England High School Christian Union (1.05-1.35pm)
Mike taking a KS1 assembly at Hartford Manor Primary School (2.45pm)
Alec taking assemblies at Hartford CE High School (Wednesday-Thursday, 2.50pm)

10am Tots & Tinies meet in the Church Centre
2pm Ladies' Fellowship meet in the Church Centre - Linda Sharps
8pm Housegroups meet for Philippians Study 6
8pm '924' Evening at The Vicarage

Thursday 28th March

Readings: Exodus 39, John 18, Proverbs 15, Philippians 2

Nathan away today
Teresa's day off

11.30am Food with Friends in the Church Centre
8pm Forgiveness: The Forgotten 'F' Word in the Church Centre

Friday 29th March

Readings: Exodus 40, John 19, Proverbs 16, Philippians 3

Alec's day off

6.30am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10.30am-3pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
7.30pm Friday Night Live (Pathfinders) film night in the Church Centre

Saturday 30th March

Readings: Leviticus 1, John 20, Proverbs 17, Philippians 4

Nathan's day off

9.30am St John's Golf Society play at Frodsham Golf Club
10am Women's Inspire Convention at Christ Church, Wharton

Sunday 31st March

Readings: Leviticus 2-3, John 21, Proverbs 18, Colossians 1

8am Holy Communion in St John's
9.30am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10am Morning Prayer in St John's (John 10:7-21)
6.30pm Evening Prayer in St John's (1 Timothy 4:1-16)

For more details about the daily Bible reading plan, including online readings, please visit our website.

The Collect for today - Third Sunday in Lent:

Almighty God, consider the heartfelt desires of your servants and stretch out the right hand of your majesty to defend us against all our enemies, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Please pray for...

the sick and the bereaved

our mission partners: Andrew Pettinger (TWR in UK) and the persecuted Church worldwide.

our local schools:

  • Cloughwood Academy & Greenbank School, and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
  • Hartford Church of England High School.
  • For Christian teachers to show the love of Jesus in their lessons and in their presence around school.

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