So, where did the News menu go?
Regular visitors may notice that the "News" section has gone. We've changed things around and now all our news and notices will simply appear on the home page, below. This is to make it quicker and easier to find out what's going on - particularly for users of mobile devices.
There's also a new section under the What's On menu, called "St John's this week", where details of Sunday services and the diary for the next seven days are published. The church calendar has also moved to the What's On section. We will soon be moving to an electronic notice sheet and these changes are in preparation for that.
We hope you find these changes helpful.
Easter Story Trail
Important Update! Due to illness, the Easter Story Trail is not going ahead as planned. However, we are planning alternative events for schools and uniformed organisations. It won't be a story trail, but it will be an opportunity to explore more about Easter.
Dates are the same as below - the new events will run from March 14th to March 23rd.
Schools have already been contacted, but if you would like to know more please don't hesitate to contact Teresa at the Church Office.
This March we are delighted to be once again transforming the inside of our church as we host the Easter Story Trail. Many people will remember the amazing Christmas Story Trail from December 2015 and will know what a fantastic experience it was, for children and adults alike.
Peter and Julie Fraser, from Bible Encounter Trust, have created the Easter Story Trail so that we can step back in time to discover what happened at the first Easter, as if we were there at the time. Using beautiful scenery, props and costumes, come and see the Upper Room where Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples, step into the Garden of Gethsemane, pause at the foot of the cross and reflect at the miracle of the empty tomb.
The trail will be open from Tuesday 14th March for two weeks. Spaces for schools to visit are now fully booked.
The trail will be open to the public during the evenings at the following times:
- Thursday 16th March at 7pm and 8.15pm
- Tuesday 21st March at 4pm, 7pm and 8.15pm
- Thursday 23rd March at 4pm, 7pm and 8.15pm
- Saturday 18th March every hour, on the hour from 10am until 2pm
Please click here to download the times in printable format.
Youth & Children’s Workers’ Training Day
There is a Youth and Children's Workers' Training Day on Saturday 18th March, 10am to 4pm, at St John’s, Knutsford.
The focus of the day is ‘Engaging with the worlds of youth and children’ and, despite the title, it would be a great event for parents to go along to as well.
For more details, please have a chat with Nathan or see the Northwest Partnership website.
On Tuesday 21st March, at 7.45pm, in the Church Centre it will be the Easter ladies’ meal, followed by a short Christian talk.
Northern Men's Convention
This year’s Northern Men’s Convention will take place at St Andrew’s Church, Leyland on Saturday 6th May, starting at 10am.
The speaker is Michael Reeves, president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford, and the title of the convention is: ‘Men: How Should we Live? To the Glory of God Alone’.
Tickets are priced at £15 but there is an early bird discounted price of £12.50, if booked before 28th February.
If you are interested, please speak to Kevin Eccles or Will Hughes as soon as possible, or contact them via the Church Office.
Make, Taste & See
New! "Make, Taste & See" is an opportunity to drop into church during the school holidays. It's open for all to drop in anytime from 10am until 12 noon.
Come just once or come every time, stay a while or pop in for a bit. Make, Taste & See is ideal for families with primary and pre-school aged children, but it is open for all to come into our church.
The dates for the rest of the school year are listed below
- Monday 3rd April
- Monday 10th April
- Monday 29th May
- Monday 31st July
- Monday 7th August
- Monday 14th August
- Monday 21st August
Pray, bake, read
"Pray, bake, read" is a scheme we run to support our local schools.
It involves being part of a small team, matched to one of the schools in our parish, with a commitment to pray for the school, bake (or buy!) occasional cakes for the staff, and offer a small amount of time once every week or two to help in the classroom, listening to children reading to you.
This is a wonderful way to support our existing work in this area and develop stronger links within our local schools.