Opening season complete

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The cinema has now finished for this, its opening year. Many thanks to everyone who has come to support this monthly fund raiser you have been brilliant.

The effort involved converting the church into a cinema on a Saturday and back ready for 8am Sunday cannot be overstated, the team invloved have been brilliant – thank you very much.

We will be back very early in the new year, January the 4th so please get the date in your diaries now and come to see us.

The doors will be open, Bar, Hot dogs and sweet shop waiting.

Spire Blessing

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Today we blessed our new glorious spire and after the prayers we celebrated with a few rockets.

Here are some more pictures courtesy of C Barracliffe.

Advent 3

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This mornings service is Advent 3, the 3rd sunday of Advent. This time is used to prepare for the birth of our lord.

Why not take some time out of christmas present shopping and spend an hour reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas.

Following our 10am service this morning we will also be blessing our new Spire, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

December Newsletter

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Finally the website catches up – apologies. The December and final newsletter of 2019 is now available online.

Many thanks to the editor for providing this wonderful resource for us all.

Cinema time is here again

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This weekend sees the big screen return to St John’s. We have two films to entertain you.

At 14:30 we are showing the family friendly nativity! A fun film featuring a primary school preparing for the annual nativity show.

At 19:30 The Phantom comes to St John’s. This classic film will be fantastic in the environment of the church.

Quiet Day for Shirley Churches Together

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“This is the homely heart of Incarnation, this meeting of God with men and women, this simple face of divine graciousness in ordinary life”

Eugene Kennedy, Joy of Being Human

We were very privileged to welcome Hilary, former chaplain at the Croydon University Hospital, to lead our meditations for Advent. We were able to spend time reflecting on how wholly present in our earthly lives is our incarnate God.

Awaken us, Lord

To your presence in the ordinary,

Open our eyes

To the wonder of your incarnation.

May the Lord make us ready for his coming in glory

Advent 2

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This Sunday continues the preparation for the birth of Jesus. Our advent 2 celebrations are at the usual times of 8 and 10 am tomorrow morning.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Santa and his helpers

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They let us sneak a picture before they flew off after our Christmas Fair.

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Christmas fair a really fantastic day.

Christmas Fair 2019

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Our church will be open from 11am tomorrow for our Christmas Fair.

We have been busy today preparing the church. Here are some photos of some of the team preparinmg for all you visitors.

Santa will be arriving at 11am so be sure to bring the children to see the big guy.

Advent Sequence

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This Sunday (1st December) we have our Advent Sequence.

It’s a lovely service and if you’ve not been to an Advent Sequence before why not come along, we’re a friendly bunch!