St JOHN’S 2021 ‘TOILET TWINNING’ DONATION

Throughout the year, when not in ‘lockdown’ folk attending the church have the opportunity to donate into a little box beneath the west window.

This provides funds to support the “Toilet Twinning” scheme which runs Water and sanitation projects enable families to build a toilet, have access to clean water, and to learn about handwashing and other hygiene principles.

Dignity is restored when the whole family can use a private, hygienic toilet at their home and no longer have to squat in the bush.

Mounted in the Tamberlin Room are certificates and photos showing our previous donations. This year we have sent an additional donation to provide another toilet and a tap to Malawi. In three large districts in central and southern Malawi, AG Care is working with thousands of families to enable them to build their own toilet, and have access to safe drinking water.

Vulnerable communities need more than a clean loo in order to thrive.

Toilets, taps and training together are a lifesaving trio that help flush away poverty.

And when it comes to stopping the spread of coronavirus in the communities where the scheme works, handwashing and hygiene training (to understand how viruses spread) are vital.

We have a new donation box and hope you will feel able to continue to support this vital part of St John’s mission during 2021’

Thank You

Services for w/c 14th December 2020

Here are our services for this week.

The Church is open for Private Prayer between 10 and 12 on

Wednesday and Saturday

Service Information Please book through links below

Readings for Sunday can be accessed here: http://almanac.oremus.org/2020-12-18

Sunday 20th December at 8am – Said Eucharist. Booking not required.

Sunday 20th December at 9am – Join us for our Informal Communion Service where young children and adults worship within a relaxed and mutually supportive environment. Please book through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/9am-informal-family-communion-service-tickets-117384053865

Here is the action song to practice: None this week

Sunday 20th December at 10am – We live stream a Sung Mass with hymns you can sing at home or you can join us in church and listen to the hymns. Please book through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/10am-live-stream-sung-mass-tickets-118742813953

The link for the live stream is: https://youtu.be/OyavH-YYwxg

You can view the order of service here

Sunday 20th December at 5pm – We will live stream our Carol service

The link for the live stream is: https://youtu.be/JNydH7LF-fo

You can see upcoming and past live streams on either of these links

YouTube link to videoa

Christmas Quiz – 2nd December at 7:30pm

Thanks to the Mackenzie family for running an online quiz. This is sure to be a fantastic event in aid of St Johns.

The quiz is on Facebook only but don’t panic you don’t have to be a Facebook member to join as this is a public event.

You can use this link to take you to our “live” page, the event will show as live tomorrow around 7:30pm, just click on it and enjoy.

if you are able please consider donating via the church website (https://www.stjohnsshirley.org.uk/donate), funds are very short at the moment so anything you can spare would be appreciated.

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