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Green Spaces in Croydon by Ken Martin

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Croydon Council are carrying out a survey of our green spaces in Croydon removed from the Local Plan in 2018 on how our green spaces are used. Alarmingly by zooming in on the map in the attached link it has St John’s Church on the map, particularly the Memorial Garden.

Also other green spaces such as Shirley Recreation Ground and Millers Pond are mentioned.

The Local Plan is used by the Planning Authority to advise on recommended use, so if removed from the Plan then the Authorities can look to change the use of the green space. Particularly as Central Government are urging Local Council to increase their Housing Stock.

Please take 5 mins to click on the link, then on every green space starred that you use, filling in the survey how you use these spaces and what they mean to you. If we ignore these surveys it is feared Croydon Council will use the information that green spaces are not valued, so leaving them open to redevelopment. The survey closes 15th July

Thanks to the Utopians

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What a fantastic evening. My very first G&S experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Here are a few pictures from this evening.

Parents and little ones

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Here is a report from the Parents and Little ones group!! From Joyce Newberry

The group continues to meet once a month and without fail they have been lovely gatherings.

This coming Saturday some families are going for an outing by train to Hove! Miranda managed to source some amazing low priced train tickets!

I am having open garden for all parents and little ones in the group every Friday afternoon throughout the summer holidays. It is a safe place for little ones to play and hide and have fun, and for the adults to enjoy a cuppa. Someone asked if I could possibly do a Monday afternoon so I will offer one or two Monday afternoons as well. Let’s pray for some fine weather so we can enjoy this new venture!!

Next Service 23rd June

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God’s love has been poured out into our hearts

through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us

– Romans 5:5

Our next Service of Healing and Wholeness will be this Sunday, 23rd June, at 6pm. Do come and join us, everyone is welcome.

This is a simple, said service, with candles and using a liturgy from the Iona Community. Come and listen and respond to God as we allow the Holy Spirit to bring our prayers of hope and healing into God’s heart of love for all he has made.

Beautiful Flowers

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In anticipation of our Festival in September, here are some photographs taken recently at Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 40 verse 5, celebrating the glorious diversity of God in creation

The Utopians land next weekend

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Don’t forget that Utopians Unlimited will be performing in the Church next Saturday Night (22 June 2019).

All the proceeds from this will be going to our Spire fund to help with the £100,000 bill we will be paying this year.

There are tickets available on the door but to help with the catering please book them in advance. Details are on our tickets page

Ways to Donate

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How to Donate to St John’s

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We use any money we receive for a variety of causes, from supporting local people to fixing the church Spire, nothing will be wasted.

Meet the Team

Lu Gale

Vicar

Jackie Pontin

Reader

Gillian Goldsmith

Church Warden

Paul Campbell

Church Warden

Tim Holmes

Deputy Church Warden

Christine Healey

Deputy Church Warden

Mick Wall

Deputy Church Warden / Website

Bernard Maguire

Verger

Tim Hastie

Secretary

Chris Nelson

Treasurer