St John's this week

Services this Sunday and Diary for the Week

See below for details of our services this Sunday and a diary with details of our midweek events for the next 7 days.
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All services are in St John's Church unless stated otherwise.

8am Holy Communion

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Mike Smith.

9.30am Prayer Meeting

  • Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room

10am Holy Communion - John 7:14-24; Reconsidering Jesus

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Dimitri Alldridge.

6.30pm Evening Prayer - Psalm 7; A Clear Conscience

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: David Charlton.


  • Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home


  • TFG meet at Will & Fiona Hughes' home

Preachers elsewhere today:

  • Phil at St Stephen’s, Moulton (10.45am)
  • Jeremy Hunns at St Michael’s, Marbury (11am)

Monday 12th November

Readings: 2 Kings 25, Hebrews 7, Amos 1, Psalm 144

Mike taking a Hartford Manor Primary School year 6 Remembrance Assembly at the War Memorial (11am)
Phil taking an assembly at Davenham Church of England Primary School (2.45pm)
Nathan taking assemblies at Hartford Church of England High School (Monday-Thursday, 2.45pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday to Thursday)

Tuesday 13th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 1-2, Hebrews 8, Amos 2, Psalm 145

Jacqueline away today
Teresa taking a KS2 assembly at St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School (11.10am)
Teresa leading a story & craft session at The Grange School Kindergarten (1pm)

10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre
8pm Christianity Explored course in the Church Centre

Wednesday 14th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 3-4, Hebrews 9, Amos 3, Psalms 146-147

Peter & Julie Fraser taking assemblies at Great Budworth CE Primary, Greenbank, St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary and Hartford Primary Schools (9.15am-2.30pm)
Phil at Hartford Church of England High School Christian Union (1.05-1.35pm)
Teresa leading a story & craft session at Sir Leslie Martin Nursery (2pm)
Nathan & Jo leading Big Bible Club at Hartford Manor Primary School (3.30pm)

10am Tots and Tinies meet in the Church Centre
2pm Ladies' Fellowship meet in the Church Centre - Gillian (Demonstration)
7pm Pastoral Care Group meet in the Church Centre
8pm Prayer Fellowship meets in the Church Centre (Keith Wilby's housegroup)

Thursday 15th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 5-6, Hebrews 10, Amos 4, Psalms 148-150

Mike taking part in a Remembrance Service at the Memorial Orchard (10.45am)
Alec attending Deanery Chapter (12pm)

11.45am Thursday Cafe in the Church Centre
7.30pm Christmas choir practice in St John's
7.30pm Ladies' Meal at The Riverside Inn, Acton Bridge

Friday 16th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 7-8, Hebrews 11, Amos 5, Luke 1:1-38

Mike's and Alec's day off
Teresa leading story & craft sessions at The Grange School Kindergarten (10.45am & 1pm)
Ministry team taking Hartford Church of England High School Chapel Services (2.55pm)

6.30am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10.30am-3pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
7.30pm Friday Night Live (Pathfinders) in the Church Centre

Saturday 17th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 9-10, Hebrews 12, Amos 6, Luke 1:39-80

Nathan's day off

8am Men's Breakfast in the Church Extension
10am-4.30pm Northern Women's Convention at All Saints, Preston

Sunday 18th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 11-12, Hebrews 13, Amos 7, Luke 2

8am Holy Communion in St John's
9.30am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10am Holy Communion in St John's (John 7:14-24)
6.30pm Evening Prayer in St John's (Psalm 7)
8pm Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home
8.30pm TFG meet at Will & Fiona Hughes' home

For more details about the daily Bible reading plan, including online readings, please visit our website.

The Collect for today - Twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity:

O God, whose blessed Son was revealed so that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life, grant that we, who have this hope, may purify ourselves as he is pure so that, when he shall appear in power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom, where he lives and reigns with you, the Father, and with you, the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Please pray for...

the sick and the bereaved

our mission partners: Jemma Fitzsimmons (OM) and Joseph Mayan (Barnabas Ministries in Uganda).

our local schools:

  • Cloughwood Academy & Greenbank School, and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
  • Hartford Church of England High School.
  • For ourselves, that we would be ever conscious of the increasingly anti-Christian culture in which we now live, and in which our children are being educated.

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