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  • St John's "A Community Growing in Faith" and we are open daily 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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    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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    ECO Church Award

     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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    ST JOHN’S MEN’S FELLOWSHIP - Saturday 27th July, 8-10am in St John’s Centre.
    Calling Men of Merrow - come and join us for a good breakfast and to hear our speaker, Jonathon Hedgecock. He is a consulting engineer in the international energy sector Ricardo Energy & Environment, and an Ordained Local Minister at Holy Trinity & St Mary’s Guildford. 

    Cost: there will be a collection on the day to cover the costs. Breakfast will served beforehand, consisting of bacon rolls, pastries, juice, tea and coffee and other delights.

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    CHURCHYARD TIDY UP - Saturday 10th August, 9.30am to 12 noon.

    Do come and help and bring your garden tools. Refreshments will be provided.

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    Summer Songs of Praise at St. John's - Sunday 11th August at 6.30pm.
    Come and choose a hymn and tell us why it is so important and memorable to you. Rev. Rona is compiling a list of Hymns - please contact her, or fill in the sheet at the back of church as soon as possible. Then put the date in your diary and let’s raise the roof!

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    Image result for messy church imagesMESSY CHURCH Workshops throughout 2019 click at St. John's Centre. 

    Next event Saturday 5th October 2 - 4.30pm for Harvest Festival.

    Thereafter a workshop will celebrate Christmas. 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!

    More details available on "Events & Publications" page.

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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.

    Would you like to receive TWAM News: our newsletter? We have so many inspiring stories to share, and most of them go into our newsletters. We send TWAM News by post four times a year. If you are in the UK and would like to receive it please email or ring us and we'll happily add you to the mailing list. Request via email: post@twam.uk or phone: 01473 210220

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    A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - 16th to 23rd September, 2019

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    A Pilgrimage of 8 days based in Galilee and Jerusalem, led by the Rev. Rona Stuart-Bourne. 

    Whether you are a person of faith, a questioner, or just interested in the history of the region, I highly recommend this trip. Please get in touch with Rev Rona if you feel you might like some more information or would like to see the DVD revrona@gmail.com

    St Jerome said: ‘Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books, and the one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you.

    The cost is £1,745 pp. sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities. All inclusive except for lunch on the final day.   www.mccabe-travel.co.uk/our-pilgrimages/

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