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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.

    Natasha Quinn-Thomas is an Ordinand of the Church in Wales and works with us from Sunday to Tuesday every week.

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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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    TiC LENT GROUPS for 2019

    "The Way of the Desert" by Andrew Watson is the book for daily readings and discussions in Lent. There are six groups available for people to sign up to.  Please contact Isla Stables on 567599 asap if you would like to join a group. The book costs just £4.00 each.

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    LENT LUNCHES at The Rectory

    When: 12 - 1pm on 12th March, 26th March and 9th April

    Menu: delicious soup, roll and pudding 

    How much: £5 each in support of Foodwise Charity

    Sign up sheet is at the Back of the Church (limited numbers).

    What is a Lent Lunch? This is a simple meal aimed at empathising with those who have little to eat and to get together with friends and/or acquaintances. 

    This year’s Appeal is in support of “FOODWISE” Charity which is a Christian based charity delivering food provision, training and education to local communities. http://www.foodwisetlc.care/ 

     It is a way of doing something distinctive with others during the season of Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday (March 6th) until April 20th and its observance is mirroring the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before starting his ministry.

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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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    FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT begins this Monday 25th February.

     Cathy & Martin Thompson will have their stall in the Centre next Sunday after the All Age Service, along with food tasting.

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    PANCAKE PARTY - Shrove Tuesday 5th March in the Centre 5-7pm, with pancakes, games and quizzes. No charge, but we will ask for donations.

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    FEBRUARY

    Saturday 23rd February -  Jumble Sale has been cancelled.

    Sunday 24th - 8am Holy Communion Service / 10am Service of Holy Communion / 6.30pm Evening Prayer

    MARCH

    Sunday 3rd - 8am Holy Communion Service / 10am All Age Communion Service /  6.30pm Sing a New Song 

    Sunday 3rd - PARISH BREAKFAST – you are invited to join us for a communal continental breakfast in the Centre from 8.30-9.30am. Stay on after the 8am Service or come early for the 10am. We look forward to seeing you there.

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    Other News

    LENT RETREAT Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March - CYE run occasional quiet retreats on their lovely boat in a beautiful river inlet in Chichester Harbour. They have a few spaces left. Do speak to Rona if you are interested and look at their website..... https://cye.org.uk/retreats/retreats.html

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    Image result for messy church imagesMESSY CHURCH Workshops throughout 2019 click.  Next event on 23rd March for Mothering Sunday (2 - 4.30pm). 

    Thereafter workshops to celebrate Pentecost, Harvest and Christmas.

     

     

     

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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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