Good Friday services

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Jesus on the cross

As part of the Maundy Thursday service the church has been stripped ready for good Friday, the day Jesus dies on the cross for us.

Good Friday means we have a lot going on at St Johns. Here are the service times


9am            Morning Prayer

10-11am    Children’s Liturgy

1-1.50pm   Stations of the Cross

2-3.00pm   Liturgy of the Passion

Followed by Hot Cross Buns in the Vicarage

Maundy Thursday explained.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury says

Today, Christians mark the Last Supper. On the eve of his death, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, saying: “I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you.”

The Revd Isabelle Hamley reflects on Maundy Thursday:

Join us at our #MaundyThursday service taking place at St Johns tonight (16th April) at 7:30pm

Maundy Thursday

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What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is the day we remember Jesus sharing the Last Supper with his disciples before his death. Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. We will be recreating this act tonight.

The Church of England has created a video.

Join us at our #MaundyThursday service taking place at St Johns tonight (16th April) at 7:30pm

Easter Services

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For those look for the Holy Week service times, look no further.

All the services are on the website and can be found

Here

We look forward to welcoming you all at this very special time of year.

Lent Lunch 13th April

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Our next and last Lent lunch for this year will be held on Saturday 13th April starting at 12:00.

The menu is Soup, lasagna, quiche, salad and desserts.

This week will be raising funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Thanks

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Sheila would like to send thanks to all those who donated to the cancer charities recently

Creating Community

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Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has just launched a new initiative to address the current housing crisis.

Academics, housing experts and theologians are to meet over an 18-month period to examine how the Church of England can build on its own work in housing and contribute to the national debate on policy.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community will explore a Christian perspective on housing policy with a particular focus on providing good homes – a foundation of equality and justice – and promoting thriving communities. Charlie Arbuthnot, an expert in the financing of social housing, and Chair of the Commission, said at Tuesday’s launch that the Church could make a unique contribution to the debate on housing, offering a distinctive narrative, with a presence in every community, and possessing key assets: “What if through this we could re-empower and reimagine Church?” he asked. The Archbishop of Canterbury expressed his hope that the outcomes of the work would be “imaginative, thoughtful, and radical.”

“As the Church,” he said, “we have one primary motivation: in the words of St Paul, the love of Christ compels us. The example of Jesus draws us on and leads us not just to speak of God’s love, but to demonstrate it by reaching out in compassion to those who are in greatest need.”

Luke’s Gospel on Radio 4

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Our Church has been studying Luke’s Gospel during Lent. Starting on Monday, and each day of Holy Week, BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting Witness: Behind Luke’s Story in which Ernie Rea will explore aspects of the Gospel and Jesus’ teaching. This will be based on a series of 45-minute radio plays by Nick Warburton, first broadcast in 2007.

Find out more about the series by clicking here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008hpcx/episodes/guide