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: Alec Ham.  Preacher: Alec Ham.

9.30am Prayer Meeting

  • Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room

10am Morning Prayer - Matthew 25:1-13; The Ten Virgins

  • Leader: Jeremy Hunns.  Preacher: Mike Smith.

6.30pm Evening Prayer - 2 Timothy 4:9-22; "To Him be Glory ... Grace be with You"

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Michael Boreham.


  • Crossover in the Church Centre


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

Preachers elsewhere today:

  • Michael Field at Trinity Methodist Church, Winsford (10.30am)

Monday 9th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 9, Jude, Zephaniah 1, Luke 23

Teresa taking a KS2 assembly at Hartford Manor Primary School (2.50pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday-Thursday)
9.45am Ladies' Walk - meet in the Church Centre car park
10am Preschool Nativity Service in St John's (Mike and Teresa)
11am Staff meeting

Tuesday 10th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 10, Revelation 1, Zephaniah 2, Luke 24

Mike's day off
Teresa taking an assembly at Whitegate CE Primary School (10.25am)
Alec attending a Curacy Tutorial at Church House (12.15pm)

10am Jigsaw in the Church Centre
8pm Discipleship Explored course in the Church Centre
8pm Christmas choir practice in the Church Centre

Wednesday 11th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 11-12, Revelation 2, Zephaniah 3, John 1

10am Tots & Tinies Nativity Service in St John's (Mike and Teresa)
2pm Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre - Christmas Party
2pm Funeral Service in St John's (Alec and Rev Simon Heron)
8pm Housegroups meet for 1 Thessalonians Study 7: Faith, love and hope

Thursday 12th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 13, Revelation 3, Haggai 1, John 2

7am-10pm Church Centre being used as a polling station
10am Men's Walk - contact David King for meeting point
10am Greenbank School Carol Service in St John's (Dimitri)
8pm Clergy and Churchwardens meet at The Vicarage

Friday 13th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 14-15, Revelation 4, Haggai 2, John 3

Ministry team taking Hartford Church of England High School Chapel Services (2.35pm)

10am Preparing Christingle packs in the Church Centre Conference Room
10am Sir Leslie Martin Nursery Nativity Service in St John's (Teresa)
10.30am-3pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
7.30-9pm Friday Night Live (combined with Mind the Gap) in the Church Centre

Saturday 14th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 16, Revelation 5, Zechariah 1, John 4

Alec's day off

2pm Setting up Christmas candles in St John's
3-5pm Koinonia in the Church Centre - with Con Fuoco
5-7pm Parish carol singing (meet at junction of School Lane & Woods Road)

Sunday 15th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 17, Revelation 6, Zechariah 2, John 5

8am Holy Communion in St John's
9.30am Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room
10am Holy Communion in St John's (Matthew 25:14-30)
4pm Christingle Service in St John's (John 8:12)
8pm Crossover Social in the Church Centre

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

The Collect for today - Second Sunday in Advent:

Blessed Lord, who caused the holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that through patience and the comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Please pray for...

the sick and the bereaved

those marrying this month:

our mission partners: Charlotte Kirkham (St Catherine's, Tranmere) and Robert Matati (Anglican minister in Butere, Kenya).

our local schools:

  • The Grange Junior & Senior Schools, and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
  • Hartford Church of England High School.
  • For Christian governors to wisely fulfil their duties.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1NP


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