Informal Worship 7th April

We have a selection of services this Sunday so there is bound to be one suitable for all.

08:00 Said Mass

10:00 Sung Mass – families welcome

17:00 Informal worship – a more modern service with audience participation (if you want to)

Food Bank items needed

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.

Christian Aid

St. John’s will be celebrating the beginning of Christian Aid Week on Sunday 12th May at 10.00am. More details to follow.

For more information about Christian Aid follow this link

Lent lunch today

In aid of the kidney research charity.

Why not pop along today and have a feast on lasagne or Thai curry.

It’s sure to be a lovely afternoon, why not dine outside.

Poetry winner

Many congratulations to our very own Claire Barracliffe who won the poetry competition at the recent Methodist Festival of talents.

Here it is in full for your pleasure.

By the Waters

She gave me a single, silver leaf,

From the branch of the willow tree;

As it bowed down to touch the pool

Of the tears that were both her and me.

She smiled as I gave her my blessing;

She sang as I looked on her heart;

She danced on the bank by the willow tree

And wept when she knew we must part.

But I can go back to the willow tree;

To the place where I found that lost child;

I can speak kind words and reclothe her

And she will not be betrayed or beguiled.

Her rags are no longer her garment,

She has something more fitting to wear

And the shame and the grief that subsumed her

Are held in the love and the care

Of another, who offers her blessing,

Another, who knows we must part,

Another who weeps as I weep by that tree,

Another, both child and apart.

So I will go down to the willow tree,

Where the branches dip guileless to see;

I’ll bear my silver leaf in my hair,

As it drops gold in the pool by that tree

© Claire Barracliffe

Congratulations Claire.

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