Alex Mitchell (http://alex-mitchell.co.uk/) is a journalist, author and gardener. She is the gardening columnist for the London Evening Standard and the author of The Girl’s Guide to Growing Your Own, The Edible Balcony, The Rurbanite and Gardening on a Shoestring. She will be at the Shirley Flower Festival on Saturday 14th September to answer your gardening questions. Bring along your copy of any of her books to get them signed too.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Mitchell/e/B003X0CEWG/
St John’s are going to Spring Harvest in 2020. Its seems ages away but this gig sells out fast. Imagine worshipping, praising, learning and even having fun with 1000’s of other like minded Christians.
The official Spring Harvest website has loads of information, why not take a look over at springharvest.org but don’t book individually, use the below contact us link. The more of us that book together the more discount we get, its even possible we may get some free places!
Don’t fancy this interweb stuff? That’s OK, see Julie Sutton, she and Dave are experienced Spring Harvesters and can give you the low down on what to expect.
Its going to be fantastic – don’t wait! get involved now.
We are currently raising money to fix our spire. After many long years service the “shingles” have worn very thin which has made it easy for the parakeets to eat through them. This means we now have holes in the roof and the only way to fix it is to replace all the shingles. Please help us to fix our spire.
All the light you can see is holes not spotlights!.
See below the current target versus the amount raised – we have a way to go.
So how can you help? there are many ways
Attend the events that are being organised. All the current events are donating the money to the spire appeal – these are.
Starting in September the Cinema will be screening films. The first film is “The Greatest Showman”, for more information please go to our cinema page, you can even vote for the next film. (https://www.stjohnsshirley.org.uk/cinema)
Visit the Sunday tea room – 50% of the all money taken goes to the Spire – the other 50% goes to the Marsden. No expenses are taken for tea room so all the money is given away, its also a great way of meeting new people.
Make a one off donation – these are always welcome – see one of the church wardens, Lu or Chris Nelson for more information.
This service is for those who wish to worship in a more informal style with modern music. The middle section gives time to explore the given topic usually with an interactive element for those that wish to take part. The whole service has a very relaxed approach, there are no “booklets” or “service sheets” to worry about.