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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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    Dermot Verschoyle - our curate

    As a church family we are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our dear friend and priest Dermot. Please hold the family in your prayers. 

    Dermot's Funeral will take place next Thursday, 28th March at 2.30pm followed by refreshments in St. John's Centre. Everyone is welcome. 

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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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    THE BISHOP’S LENT CHALLENGE 2019

    Everyone is invited to join in the journey this Lent to become more prayerful and confident disciples in daily life. Share in the daily reflections and weekly videos. Everyone can sign up to take part or receive paper versions. Please see flyers at the back of Church and in the Centre. www.cofeguildford.org.uk/lent

     

    LENT LUNCHES at The Rectory

    When: 12 - 1pm on 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. 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 SING-A-LONG - Saturday 30th March at 6.30pm in Church. Do come to sing along to Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat with Choirs from Bushy and Merrow Infants Schools. No tickets are required, but a collection will be taken at the end of the performance.

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    CHURCHYARD & CENTRE TIDY-UP - Saturday 6th April from 9.30am to 12 noon.  Come and join us to tidy up the churchyard in readiness for Easter. Please bring tools and gloves. Refreshments will be provided. 

    ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN of the CHURCH - Saturday 13th April from 9.30am to 12 noon.
    All help welcome. Tea break with homemade cake! Rosanne 579462.

    READERS FOR HOLY WEEK - if you enjoy reading and have a theatrical bent, please sign up to read in Holy Week. We really need thespians for Tuesday 16th, The Nail. We also need 12 volunteers (the 12 disciples) to have their feet washed on Thursday 18th. Sign up sheets at the back of church.

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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.

    Merrow Community Gospel Choir - Springtime Concert

    Saturday 18th May - doors open from 6pm (Free entry - donations please)

    Refreshments are available.

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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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    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, or contact the Rector, Rev. Rona Stuart-Bourne or the Parish Safeguarding Officer on 01483 572207. 

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