Michael’s Memories

Michael’s Memories”

How lovely it was over the Easter period to hear from Michael Hancock, a former chorister here at St John’s in the 1950’s. Over several emails he shared his memories of the choir, our church and his amateur acting career. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did. [more…]

Sunday Service replay

Hi, For those that missed it here is a replay of our Sunday 10am service

For anyone that is able to make a donation for here is a link to our donation page

Christian Aid – 2020

We have been asked to publicise this, please share the word.

Christian Aid Count Your Blessings 2020. As all the staff are working from home, and the Lower Marsh offices currently closed, Christian Aid ask that any donations resulting from using their Lent Devotional this year be paid please either on line via caid.org.uk/lent or by phoning 020 7523 2269 to pay by card, and not by posting them cheques.  

Christian Aid Week in May is going be very different in 2020 as no House to House envelopes delivery/collection, and no sociable fund raising events, are going to be possible. Direct donations are therefore vital to fund their work with partners around the world tackling not just climate change, but also covid-19.  Thank you.

A Shropshire Lad

Photo by Lottie Maguire Easter 2020 St John’s Churchyard

A Shropshire Lad  2: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

By A. E. Housman

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,

Twenty will not come again,

And take from seventy springs a score,

It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom

Fifty springs are little room,

About the woodlands I will go

To see the cherry hung with snow.

Aspire, the review

Everyone remember “Aspire”, The concert held last year to raise money for the Spire appeal?

It was the brain child of Charles Marriot, he has been beavering away since editing and producing a lasting reminder of this amazing concert,

Please head over to the Aspire Review page to have a watch / listen to all those acts that gave their time for free.