Cinema for the 7th March

This weekend see’s our fantastic cinema return to St John’s Church. This is created by members of our church and all the money raised goes back to the church.

At 14:30 we will be showing Dumbo, this is the 2019 “Live Action” version of the Disney original. It is literally brought to life!

At 19:30 we will be showing Judy. This 2019 film sees the award winning Rene Zellweger portrait the amazing Judy Garland as we see how Judy’s last london shows happened and the amazing stories behind them. Truly not to be missed.

Once again we will be serving Cocktails at the bar both before the film and during the interval.

If you have already seen these films then I reckon both are good for a second viewing.


Tamberlin Room 12 until 2.00 pm

If you want to make a whole day of it, then between 12 and 2 we will be serving the first of our Lent Lunches.

Saturday March 7th– Christian Aidhosted by Gillian, Faye and Julie

Menu: Selection of homemade Soups served with baguette

Cottage Pie and Vegetarian Chilli

Apple pie, Lemon cake and Fresh Fruit Salad


Live Lent 2020

#LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020.

Lu has ordered the books for our church but they have not yet arrived.

If you want to get started with the Church of England’s #LiveLent then you can by getting the ‘app’

Depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone click he links below (while on your phone) to download.

Informal Service 1st March

The informal worship is back at St John’s this weekend.

Here is a taster from this weeks worship

Why not come along and experience this service. Its very informal, you don’t need any books or bits of paper and we provide tea coffee and cake.

The service usually runs for about 45 minutes but you can stay as long as you like to talk with other people.

Lent Lunches 2020

St John’s Church, Shirley


Tamberlin Room 12 until 2.00 pm

Saturday March 7th– Christian Aid, hosted by Gillian, Faye and Julie

Menu: Selection of homemade Soups served with baguette

Cottage Pie and Vegetarian Chilli

Apple pie, Lemon cake and Fresh Fruit Salad

Saturday March 14th–  NSPCC, hosted by Caroline Wilson and team

Menu:  Selection of Soups

Puddings and cheese option,

Vegetarians and children catered for

Saturday March 21st– Kidney Research, hosted by The Dovey’s

Menu: Selection of homemade lunches and delicious dessert options

Saturday March 28th– Jessie’s Fund, providing music therapy for SEND children hosted by St John’s Church Choir

Menu: Choice of homemade Soups and Lasagne

Selection of desserts

Saturday April 4th–Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Anne Pardon and Team

Menu: Sausage casserole, Vegetarian Shepherds pie, Jacket Potatoes and Quiche

Bread pudding, Trifle, Fruit Salad and Chocolate Cake

The lunches are hosted by volunteers to raise money for a charity of their choice and donations are requested but are optional for your meal. Funds raised (including any Gift Aid) are split between the charity (75%) and St John’s (25%) Join us on as many Saturdays as you can for excellent food and company while raising money for good causes

Downton Cinema night

Well, Downton abbey definitely brought in the crowds.

It was great to see so many people dressed up in 1920’s attire. For the first time we had canapes and cocktails on offer and these went down a storm. Many thanks to all the helpers on the night making it such a fantastic evening.

The next cinema evening is on March 7th, the evening film is “Judy” a story of Judy Garlands last London Shows, played by Renee Zellweger.

Why not book online to beat the queues? Click the image above to take you to the booking page.

February Cinema

This weekend see’s the return of the Cinema to St Johns.

You can purchase tickets on this website, Just click the pictures below.

For the Downton Abbey film we are going back to 1927, we will have our staff available to serve you cocktails and canapés, so why not arrive a little earlier to get yours – these will be in a limited supply.

Why not come dressed to impress and make an evening of it.


Doors open 14:00 film will start at 14:30

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil has other plans for the lamp — and for Princess Jasmine. But can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be?

Downton Abbey

Doors open 19:00, film starts at 19:30.

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

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