Informal Worship

Informal returns to St John’s on the 17th November. Why not make a note in your diary now and try something new?

The service is held in the Church and starts at 5pm, its really relaxed and you can come and go as you please. Be great to see you there.

2019 Flower Festival pictures

Thank you to everyone who has shared with us their photos, in particular SPAN’s Peter Barry and Alex from Picture Partnership. 

St John’s School fair

November Newsletter

Its here, the November newsletter has arrived. Make sure you read it to keep up with all the action at St John’s.

Flower Festival 2020 Calendars

The Calendar will be on sale at our community cinema on 16 November and 14 December, our Aspire gala concert on 23 November and our Christmas Fayre on 30 November. At only £7 each they will make ideal Christmas gifts and you’ll also be helping us to repair of our Church Spire!!

Book Club November book

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever.

Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

For more information on the book club, contact Viv Welch

Sponsor a Shingle

Sponsor a shingle is still active, here is a short video.

Please consider sponsoring a shingle today. We have made it even easier to remember.

Here are a few pictures of the new shingles being fitted.

Spire aerial photos

Pictures courtesy of DBR, an unusual look at our spire while works are in progress.

St John’s book group

The next book group meeting is 20th October, the book is Clock Dance. Here is a brief synopsis.

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. 

So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman – and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog – will lead Willa into uncharted territory. Surrounded by new and surprising neighbours, she is plunged into the rituals that make a community, and takes pleasure in the most unexpected things. 

A bittersweet novel of hope and regret, fulfilment and renewal, Clock Dance brings us the everyday life of a woman who decides it’s never too late to change direction, and choose your own path.

The book group meets in the Tamberlin room from 3:30pm.