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  • "A Community Growing in Faith"

    St John's Church is open daily and throughout the year.

    Please see our weekly newsletter for more information and the "Calendar" for the list of services.

    Rev. Rona works 6 days/week and has Thursdays as her Day Off - urgent messages may be delivered via the Parish Office.

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    *Daily Morning & Evening Prayer can be followed via the Church of England website link: 

    https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-daily-prayer 

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    2019 Christmas Services

     Sunday 1st - 4pm : Christingle Service

    Saturday 14th - 4pm : Carols on the Green (at Bushy Hill Community Centre)

    Tuesday 17th - 6pm : Longest Night Service (see details below)

    Sunday 22nd - 6pm : St. John's Community Carol Service

    Tuesday 24th - 4pm : Crib Service

    Tuesday 24th - 11pm : Midnight Mass 

    Wednesday 25th - 8.30am : Christmas Day Holy Communion BCP

    Wednesday 25th - 10am : Christmas Day All Age Christmas Communion

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    Safeguarding information

    The PCC of St John the Evangelist  is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. For further information please see the "Publications" page on this website. Contact Rosanne Bond, Parish Safeguarding Officer on 01483 579462 or Rev. Rona Stuart-Bourne on 01483 572207. 

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    GDPR Privacy Notice - please refer to the "Publications" page.

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    See the great feedback on the Rob Halligan Concert on our Events Page......

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    St. John’s Christmas Market 

    Saturday 23rd November

    2–4pm at St. John’s Centre

    Kick off the festive season early with a relaxed, friendly afternoon of refreshments, stalls and activities at

    St John’s Church Christmas Market !

    * Cakes and bakes * Christmas gifts and crafts *

    * Chocolate & Bottle Tombola * Raffle - high quality prizes *

    * BBQ sausages, local beers, mulled wine *

    * Afternoon teas *

    Special appearance by Merrow Infant School Choir

    All proceeds go to charity

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    Image result for messy church imagesThe final MESSY CHURCH Workshop of 2019 on Saturday 7th December, 3 - 5pm.

    Held at St. John's Centre where we will celebrate Christmas. So come and join us as we get creative with some craft, listen to bible stories in a fun and engaging way. Sing some songs together, play some games and enjoy a children's tea!

    Click here ....... Messy Church 

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    THE HUB

    Starts Sunday, 8th December at 6 - 7.30pm

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    LONGEST NIGHT (alternative Carol Service) - St. John the Evangelist

    6pm on Tuesday, 17th December

    This is an aleternative Carol Service for those who find themselves struggling with the jolly nature of Christmas, possibly through bereavment or other challenges in their lives. You are most welcome to attend this reflective, peaceful service of lessons and carols which will offer you the space to engage with the season of Christmas in a quieter manner.

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    ECO Church Award (click for an update)

     Eco Church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in England and Wales to care for God's earth as part of their everyday work and witness.

    After many months of hard work and dedication by Peter Tappin, we are pleased to announce that St. John's Merrow has been awarded the Bronze Award.   

    The survey takes you through five key areas of church life: Worship and teaching / Management of church buildings / Management of church land / Community and global engagement / Lifestyle.  https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/

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    Merrow Community Gospel Choir

    Come together every Monday (5 - 6pm) in St. John's Centre. Emily Bollon has established her ‘Motivation by Music’ Gospel Choir in St John’s to help to bring together a group of people to form the Merrow Community Gospel Choir. (Please click here for more details). Cost £5/person/session, £7 for two family members, £3 for students.

     

     

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    TOOLS FOR AFRICA

    We are working with a Christian charity called TWAM (Tools with a Mission) to collect tools for African countries. Please look in your sheds, garages and cupboards for builders’, carpenters’, electricians’, garden, motor mechanics’ and plumbers’ tools. We are also collecting sewing machines, knitting needles, haberdashery materials and PC/ Laptops. The collection box is in the Centre foyer; it will be emptied periodically by Gordon Farquharson. Please see more information in April’s Parish Magazine and at the back of Church and in the Centre. Larger items can be collected - phone Gordon on 07785 265909.

    More information available via email: post@twam.uk or phone: 01473 210220

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    THE HYGIENE BANK

    We have become a collecting point for a new charity called The Hygiene Bank. Please put your donations of toiletries, washing and sanitary products into the large box in the Centre. Thank you. https://www.thehygienebank.com/locations

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