Make, Taste & See - dates for 2019
Make, Taste & See will take place in the church on Mondays during school holidays. The dates for this year are:
- Monday 18th February
- Monday 1st April
- Monday 8th April
- Monday 27th May
- Monday 29th July
- Monday 5th August
- Monday 12th August
- Monday 19th August
- Monday 28th October
Feel free to come along and drop in anytime from 10am until 12pm. This is for people of all ages, with or without children, and there is no charge. Join us for coffee, cake, craft & chat, and watch some film clips too.
Food with Friends
Food with Friends, the new name for our café on Thursdays, will be open again this week. Come along for an excellent lunch and good company!
Lunch is served at noon.
'Harambee' Uganda Mission 2019
In January there was an Information Evening where we provided further background, insight and encouragement for those who may be interested or who have already expressed an interest in visiting Uganda next year. The aim of the 2019 visit will be to further develop our links with and support for the schools and churches over there, as a fundamental part of our 'Harambee' partnership growth.
You can read the latest Nyakabungo Primary School newsletter here which talks about the support received through the 'Harambee' partnership.
If you would like to know more, please contact Martin or Helen Barber via the Church Office.
A Grand Wedding
Would you like to get married, but have put it off because of the cost? We can do your whole day for £1000 - making it a grand wedding!
At St John’s, we believe that lifelong marriage between a man and a woman is God’s good gift to all, and that no-one should be denied simply because of cost. In our Grand Wedding, you have to provide your own clothes, but we’ll do the rest and give you a great day. There are no hidden charges - the £1000 includes legal fees.
By using a team of volunteers, we have put together a package centred on a full church wedding, and includes a two-tier personalised wedding cake, digital photographs, invitation and service stationery, flowers (in church plus bridal bouquet and groom's buttonhole) plus a dress alteration service if the bride purchases a second hand or off-the-peg dress.
The package also includes a catered reception in St John's Church Centre for up to 30 guests including a two-course meal with an option to add a further 20 guests at pro-rata cost.
All three dates for 2019 have now been allocated and one of the services will be conducted by the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Rt Rev Keith Sinclair. We have set three more dates, for 2020, which will be offered on a first come first served basis
Read the Bible in 2019
Have you always wanted to read through the whole Bible but never got round to it? Or are you resolved to find time to study a Bible passage and spend time praying every day?
Please do check the Reading the Bible section of this website. We have compiled a list of links to many resources, including free audio daily Bible readings apps for iPhones and iPads, Android smartphones and tablets along with other devices; including the Bible in One Year (from HTB), the Daily Audio Bible podcast and Read Scripture from the Bible Project, all of which take you through the whole Bible in a year.
The notice sheet also has daily readings alongside each day on the diary page to enable you to do the same. The readings are linked to a daily Bible Reading Plan that is available in various formats from the Reading the Bible page.
Finally, if you don't own a Bible to read, please ask a member of staff and we will make sure you get one.