November Events

We have lots of fundraising activities going on the November, here is how to get involved. Tickets for ALL events are available at the door, or you can buy online.

November Cinema – 16th November

Tickets for films can be found below

Aspire – 23rd November

This is being organised by the Friday Knights and it will be the first of its kind event at St John’s. There will be a house band and some absolutely fantastic musical performances. Tickets available below.

Christmas Fair – 30th November

A great start to the Christmas Festivities, lots of stalls, refreshments and a Santa’s Grotto. Entrance just £1.50 for adults and FREE for children.

For All The Saints

Yesterday was All Saints’ Day, and our sister Church, Shirley Methodists, marked the day with the first of the Revd. Dr Leslie Griffiths’ talks on faith, hope and love. This was a fascinating journey through reflections on the recently canonized John Henry Newman’s life, to the whole of the Christian community St Paul greets and commends at the end of Romans 16 for their friendship and service to others.

St John’s and Shirley Methodists have a long-standing friendship and commitment to work together in faith and mission in Shirley, and it was a pleasure and privilege to share in this exploration together. The series of talks runs throughout November (Fridays at 8pm), and everyone is welcome.

The Revd. Griffiths had that morning led the BBC Daily Service on the same theme, and you can listen to his thoughts and prayers here: 

Tomorrow, Sunday 3rd November, St John’s will celebrate All Saints’ Day with a Eucharist at 10am. We will give thanks for the women, children and men in whose lives we have seen the grace of God powerfully at work; and we will pray that we may all grow together in the love and maturity of Christ in both the ordinary and extraordinary ways of our human living.

At 5pm tomorrow, everyone is also welcome at St John’s for our Commemoration of the Faithful Departed for All Souls’ Day. Here we will remember before God those we have known and loved, who have been with us along our spiritual journey, and who have now departed this life to rest in our Father’s eternal arms.

One family, we dwell in him,
one Church, above, beneath;
though now divided by the stream,
the narrow stream of death.
(Charles Wesley)

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

Healing and Wholeness 27th Oct 5pm

Our next service of healing and wholeness is on Sunday 27th October at 5pm. Come for peace and prayer, for ourselves and those people and situations on our hearts