PALM SUNDAY

Join us at 09.45 on the 9th April for the Liturgy of Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  Palms are blessed in the Parish Centre, the Gospel is proclaimed, Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, the crowds waving palms and praising God  “Hosanna to the Son of David!  Blessed is the one who comes…

East Africa Crisis Appeal

Retiring Collection Sunday 19th March The Disasters Emergency Committee (of which Christian Aid is a member) has launched an appeal to provide urgent humanitarian help to those affected by the famine across East Africa – South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.  The UK Government has agreed to match donations up to a total of £5…

‘If you are the Son of God’ Lenten thinking on temptation…

In Matthew’s Gospel (4.1-11) Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness where he fasted forty days and forty nights.  Afterwards he is tempted by the Devil. In our Lenten thinking we are considering each of the three temptations Jesus faced: 1. “If you are the Son of God command these stones to become loaves…

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

CHRISTMAS EVE 17.00 BLESSING OF THE CRIB – a service of story telling, building up the crib and singing Christmas Carols. 23.30 MIDNIGHT MASS – in candlelight   CHRISTMAS DAY 10.00 PARISH EUCHARIST for Christmas Day

Jonah

Read the latest on the Rector’s page, ‘Jonah, a man with a difference’!  

ALMA NEWS

ALMA News (Angola, London, Mozambique Association) Niassa needs a new Anglican Bishop.  Last month, after 21 rounds of voting, the exhausted Electoral Assembly of Niassa agreed to delegate the appointment of a new Bishop to the Anglican Provincial Synod of Bishops. The Synod meets today.  Please pray for guidance as they seek to choose a bishop for Niassa…

Churches Together Lent Course

Every Thursday in Lent at 7.30 Christians of different churches meet… The Churches Together Lent Course 2016 represents a departure in style and format from that offered in previous years.  Each week, we are invited to gather in groups for reflection and spiritual conversation around a series of themes drawn from the overarching title of ‘Pilgrimage’. The idea is…

Ash Wednesday, 10th February 2016

The preparation for Easter begins every year on Ash Wednesday with a service in church to mark the start of Lent. Traditionally palm crosses from the previous year are burnt and, mixed with oil, they are ‘imposed’ on the forehead of the faithful, making the sign of the cross.  In this service we are reminded of our…

Christmas at St John’s

CHRISTMAS EVE 5.00 pm Blessing of the Crib with Carols A service for all the family. 11.30 pm Midnight Mass in candlelight CHRISTMAS DAY 10.00 am Mass of Christmas Day