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.
God of reconciling hope, as you guided your people in the past, guide us through the uncertainties of the present time and bring us to that place of flourishing where our unity can be restored, the common good served, and all shall be made well. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
with thanks to Bishop Christopher for uniting us in this prayer
Hall Grange have a grant to revitalise the seven acre garden created by Rev. William Wilks (2nd St John’s Vicar) and Bernard has invited Alice Henry, the Head Gardener to tidy and replant the Wilks grave plot with Shirley Poppies.Alice is meeting Bernard in the churchyard on Sunday afternoon and they will join the Tea Room folk for a chat about the scheme and a St John’s link. The Fellowship Group are planning a Sunday Ramble soon to explore the Hall Grange Garden and return for tea and cakes.
Work began on Sunday to replant the Shirley Poppies around our former Vicar’s grave. The Revd Wilks was a renowned horticulturist, who developed the Shirley Poppy from 1880 onwards.
Here are the items that are urgently needed for the food bank, When you are doing your shopping why not drop a few of these in. Collection point is at the back of the church, just drop them there and you can make a difference.