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    The Rector's Retirement

    September is the month when leaves turn to gold in the autumn sun and Chris preaches his last sermon as Rector of St. Johns. We are marking his retirement with a farewell buffet lunch after the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 18th September in the St. John’s Centre.

    We will be gathering at 12.30pm and, after lunch, there will be a few formalities, although, knowing Chris, they will be fairly informal formalities. But a lot has happened at St John’s on Chris’s watch so it will be good to send him off in shipshape fashion.

    You are all cordially invited to join us for this event but so we know how many will be coming, please register your name and get a ticket, by 11th September, either from the Churchwardens or Michelle in the Parish Office. 

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Robert and Helen.

     Read the Sermon for Trinity Sunday by the Rector

    Other Events and News

    Paving slabs for sale: We have some 10 sq.m. of Indian stone paving slabs left over from the work on the old boiler house. They are ideal for someone who is building a small patio. Would you like to make an offer with the money  going to church funds? Or do you know of someone who might be interested? Please contact the Parish Office in the first instance.

    Youth & Families worker  We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Youth and Families Worker to help nurture our existing older Junior Church members (school-years 7-11), for example by setting up an evening Youth Group / after-school drop-in, and to provide leadership and  encouragement to our small, but committed group of Junior Church volunteers. For further details and for the application pack, please contact Revd Jacqueline Drake-Smith on curatemerrow@btconnect.com

    FREE MONEY FOR ST JOHN’S don’t forget to register for www.easyfundraising.org.uk before you buy online. John Lewis are currently giving 1% on any purchases and Amazon continue to give 1.5%. Hundreds of other stores, mobile phone providers, insurers etc participate. £750 received so far!!



    The Eucharist is at the heart of our worship 
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