#PrayForCOP26 – Set Sail for Climate Justice

As part of Climate Prayer Chain – Christian Aid, St John the Evangelist, Shirley is praying that World Leaders will seize the day and take action on the climate that changes the course of our future!  Here’s our display of our 65 prayer boats setting sail on our baptismal font that have been sent on to #COP26 to join the fleet of thousands of others in Glasgow in our call for action. #RiseToTheMoment

Organ Recital – Sunday 24 October @ 11:30am

The first in what we hope will be a series of organ recitals played on our world class Frobenius organ given by local talented and up and coming organists. Jerry has been supporting our weekly services and we are very grateful to him for offering to be our first recitalist.

Whether you come to our 10am Mass and stay or come just for the free recital, you’ll receive a warm welcome and cuppa here at St John’s!

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To make a one off donation please click here.

To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme please click here or visit our giving page for more information.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

Shrublands Foodbank & our Harvest quiz tonight

Bev at the food bank says thanks for your continued support. These are the items they most need this month. Donations can be brought to our Harvest quiz tonight at St John’s Primary School, left in our porch at church, taken to the food bank (Mondays 9am-12 noon or Thursdays 12 noon-3pm) or left in the donation box at the Shirley co-op. So many options to share the gifts God has give us with those who most need it in Shirley.

More information on the food bank can he found here

Virtual Collection / Offertory

We are grateful for any donation you can make. Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Without financial support from our users, we would not be able to maintain the current activities of mission and ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II listed Gilbert Scott building.

  • To make a one off donation please click here.
  • To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme by direct debit, please click here
  • To leave a legacy gift in your Will or a gift in memory of a loved one, please click here and we will contact you.

Thank you for financially supporting our parish.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

We are grateful for any donation you can make. Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Without financial support from our users, we would not be able to maintain the current activities of mission and ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II listed Gilbert Scott building.

  • To make a one off donation please click here.
  • To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme, please click here.

Thank you for financially supporting our parish.

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To make a one off donation please click here.

To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme by direct debit please click here

Also a big thank you to everyone who has donated to our ‘Window Grilles Appeal‘. So far we have raised £845 towards the £6,500 cost.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

The Wilderness Grand Opening – Bank Holiday Monday 30th August from 10am

MHA The Wilderness, 17 Shirley Church Road, Croydon, CR9 5AL

A fun filled day of food, drink, entertainment and activities for all ages in this amazing community garden behind Hall Grange in what was our very own former vicar Rev’d Wilks’ garden. For further details and to book click here. Also if you are able to donate a cake for their cake stall, please bring to church next Sunday. We promise not to eat them before Monday!

Parish Support Fund – Together we can

What is the Parish Support Fund (PSF)?

The PSF resources the cost of clergy and support to each parish in the Diocese of Southwark. https://southwark.anglican.org/giving/parish-support-fund/ has full details including good news stories funded by the PSF.

Where do the resources come from?

Each year parishes in the Diocese of Southwark are invited to make a pledge to the PSF.

What does this mean for St John’s?

This September our PCC will be deciding how much money we can pledge to the PSF which is realistic, challenging and generous.

How much did St John’s pledge last year?

Our pledge to the PSF was £60,000 (£5000 per month). The Diocese of Southwark suggested amount was £80,000. An underpayment of £20,000.

Why did St John’s underpay?

We had significant expenditure due to the Spire repairs and other essential restoration to the stonework of our Church.

How much is our suggested amount this year?

£81,900 (£6825 per month)

How do we ensure that we pay our expected amount to the PSF this year?

Whether you come to St John’s in person, via our streamed services, or visit loved ones in our churchyard, please share in the cost of our ministry and mission. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how much we rely on our Church family and our own Rev Lu Gale. Please help us to continue our Ministry at St John’s by committing to a regular financial contribution.

For further details or to confirm your financial support please contact Janet on 07722 240263 / [email protected] or Becky [email protected]

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