Archive for January, 2012

Ofsted Report

It gives me great pride to inform you that our childcare services at St John’s, which include our Preschool and Out of School Club, recently received a “good with many outstanding features” report following an Ofsted inspection. A copy of the report will be available soon if you would like to read it.

Our congratulations to Gaynor, our manager, and all our staff.

Rev Colin Hopkinson

Our new Community and Youth Pastor

I am delighted to announce that the PCC has appointed Julian Patching as our new “Community and Youth Pastor” starting from 1st February 2012. His duties will include various pastoral and Sunday worship duties as well as setting up new youth work in the parish. There will be a short act of commissioning for Julian during our services at both churches on Sunday 5th  February. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding a Voice

Tuesday evening Lent Course 2012

Every year during Lent (the weeks leading up to Easter) we meet at St. John ’s for a short course about some aspect of our faith. (Some of our small groups will stop meeting and join together, along with others, for these weeks). This year we will be using a course called “Finding a Voice” which is inspired by the film “The King’s Speech”.  The sessions will include worship, excerpts from the film, an introductory talk and led bible based discussion in groups.

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From Our Church Mag – Jan

Bigger. Better. More explosions

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