St John's this week

Services this Sunday and diary for the week ahead

We have a services in church every Sunday at 8am and 10am, plus 7pm in term time. The 10am service is also streamed online via our YouTube channel. The 7pm service is called "Rooted" and has a more informal feel, looking at a variety of issues relevant to our lives.
See below for details of services and a diary of our midweek events for the following seven days.
If you're new to the area or new to St John's, try clicking here as starting point for more information or please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

Sunday 21st April

Readings: Leviticus 25, Psalm 32, Ecclesiastes 8, 2 Timothy 4

8am Morning Prayer
10am Holy Communion
7pm 'Rooted' service: When did it all start?
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

Monday 22nd April

Readings: Leviticus 26, Psalm 33, Ecclesiastes 9, Titus 1

Graham and Sarah's day off

Church Office open 9-4pm

2pm Puzzle Group
8pm Housegroup Leaders Meeting

Tuesday 23rd April

Readings: Leviticus 27, Psalm 34, Ecclesiastes 10, Titus 2

Karen's day off

Teresa attending Growing Young Disciples

Church Office open 9-5.30pm

10am Jigsaw
8pm Cantonese House Group

Wednesday 24th April

Readings: Numbers 1, Psalm 35, Ecclesiastes 11, Titus 3

Teresa attending CEEC

Church Office open 9-5.30pm

10am Tots & Tinies 
2pm Bakes, Brews & Chat
2pm Ladies Fellowship
8pm St John's & Christ Church AGM

Thursday 25th April

Readings: Numbers 2, Psalm 36, Ecclesiastes 12, Philemon

Karen's day off

Church office open 9-5.30pm

Friday 26th April

Readings: Numbers 3, Psalm 37, Song of Songs 1, Hebrews 1

Karen's day off
Lewis attending Hartford High Hong Kong Club

Church Office open 9-12.30pm

6pm Friday Night Live 
8pm EQ
8pm TFG at 24 Needham Drive

Saturday 27th April

Readings: Numbers 4, Psalm 38, Song of Songs 2, Hebrews 2

Sunday 28th April

Readings: Numbers 5, Psalm 39, Song of Songs 3, Hebrews 3

8am Holy Communion
10am All Age Worship
7pm Rooted service - Rebellion: why did it go wrong?
8pm Crossover 

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

The Collect for today - Easter 3

Almighty God, you show the light of your truth to those who are in error so that they may return into the way of righteousness: grant to all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion that they may reject everything that is contrary to their profession and follow whatever is in agreement with it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Specific Requests for Prayer


For those who: are faced with redundancy or are seeking employment, are struggling financially, are awaiting medical treatment, are coping with a long-term health condition, are caring full-time for family members and many similar situations.

If you have a specific pastoral need or prayer request, please send usThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the Church Office.

Please also pray for...

the bereaved 

our mission partners: Kip' and Rachel Chelashaw - UFM, Nairobi | Joseph Mayan - Barnabas Ministries, Uganda

Church staff team:

  • Mike asks for prayer regarding “Rooted”, our new evening service, which started on Sunday 3 March. Please also start to pray now for our 200th anniversary mission which we are starting to plan for the autumn.
  • Jon asks us to pray for administrators and Parish Safeguarding Officer. So much happens behind the scenes in these two areas, so give thanks for their hard work and pray for our preparation of the introduction of MyChurchSuite to the whole church this month. Give thanks for Helen Barber’s help processing DBS checks and safeguarding training.
  • James prays that out of God's glorious riches he may strengthen us with power through his Spirit in our inner beings, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. And pray that we, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3.16-19).Pray for a good start to the summer term of FNL and EQ. Pray that we’d see the heart of modern western morality in Jesus’ radical teaching in FNL, and that Genesis would answer some of our biggest questions in EQ. Finally, pray that MyChurchSuite is a helpful tool for connecting us better as Christ’s family, and that He’d help us to communicate well together.
  • Teresa praises for all the seeds sown in our schools’ Easter events. Please pray they would bear fruit in time. Praise for the ministry of Pray Bake Read within our local schools. Please pray for a good rest over the holidays and for wisdom and time to prepare well for the coming term.
  • Lewis appreciates healing prayers for his painful eczema, and for his parents to believe and trust Jesus Christ. Prayers also welcomed for the schoolwork in Hartford High School and County High Leftwich, and for more Hong Kong students whose parents are not Christians, to come to church and believe in Christ.
  • Graham prays that all those who volunteer within the church, as well as the staff team, would be strengthened in their work.
  • Karen prays for smooth migration of church administrative systems and the MyChurchSuite Sunday to be held on 28th April.
  • Sarah gives thanks for this beautiful new Spring season, and asks that there will be more opportunities to evangelise with the improved weather and increased activity of the local community.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

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