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 Morning Prayer

  • Leader: Alec Ham.  Preacher: Alec Ham.

9.30am Prayer Meeting

  • Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room

10am Holy Communion - Exodus 20:16 & Ephesians 4:25-5:2; The Ninth Commandment

  • Leader: David Charlton. Preacher: Mike Smith.

2pm A Better Story door-to-door visiting

  • Meet in the Church Extension for prayer before we set out

6.30pm Evening Prayer - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; God is faithful

  • Leader: Nathan Phillingham.  Preacher: Alec Ham.


  • Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home


  • TFG meet at Will & Fiona Hughes' home

Preachers elsewhere today:

  • Phil at St John’s, Over (10.30am)
  • Michael Walters at Hartford Methodist Church (10.30am)
  • Jeremy Hunns at St Michael’s, Marbury (11am)
  • Michael Field at Sandiway Gospel Church (6pm)

Monday 19th March

Readings: Exodus 30, John 9, Proverbs 6, Galatians 5

Mike taking assemblies at Hartford Church of England High School (Monday - Thursday, 2.50pm)
Teresa leading a story & craft session at Old School House Nursery (9.30am)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday-Thursday)
9.30am Staff meeting
4pm Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
8pm Church Holiday planning meeting at The Vicarage

Tuesday 20th March

Readings: Exodus 31, John 10, Proverbs 7, Galatians 6

Michael Field leading a 'Walk Through the Bible' session at Cloughwood Academy (9.15am)
Teresa leading a story & craft session at Kids Count Nursery (9.30am)
Phil attending a North West Partnership meeting in Leyland (10am-2pm)
Alec attending Curacy Training session at Church House (10am-3.30pm)
Michael Field leading 'Walk Through the Bible' sessions at Hartford Manor Primary School (1pm & 2pm)

9.10am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre
7.15pm Ladies' Easter Meal in the Church Centre
8pm God's Big Picture course in the Church Centre
8pm PCC meet in the Church Extension

Wednesday 21st March

Readings: Exodus 32, John 11, Proverbs 8, Ephesians 1

Phil at Hartford Church of England High School Christian Union (1-1.45pm)
Teresa leading a story & craft session at Sir Leslie Martin Nursery (2pm)

10am Tots and Tinies Easter Service in St John's (Mike)
2pm Ladies' Fellowship meet in the Church Centre - Helen Eccles
8pm Prayer Fellowship meets in the Church Centre (Ian Barton's housegroup)

Thursday 22nd March

Readings: Exodus 33, John 12, Proverbs 9, Ephesians 2

Nathan's day off
Michael Field taking an assembly at Little Leigh Primary School (1.20pm)

11.45am Thursday Cafe in the Church Centre
12.15pm Funeral at Vale Royal Crematorium (Mike)
7.30pm Easter Choir practice in St John's
8.15pm Mike, Dimitri and the Churchwardens meet at The Vicarage
9.30pm Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room

Friday 23rd March

Readings: Exodus 34, John 13, Proverbs 10, Ephesians 3

Mike's and Alec's day off
Nathan taking an assembly at The Grange Senior School (8.45am)
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
7.30-9.15pm Pathfinders' mission event in the Church Centre

Saturday 24th March

Readings: Exodus 35, John 14, Proverbs 11, Ephesians 4

9.30am St John's Golf Society play at Wychwood Park Golf Club
3-4.30pm The Great Hartford Beetle Drive in the Church Centre
7.15-9.30pm Quiz Night in the Church Centre

Sunday 25th March

Readings: Exodus 36, John 15, Proverbs 12, Ephesians 5

8am Holy Communion in St John's
9.30am Time to Pray in the Eddowes Room
10am Morning Prayer in St John’s (Exodus 20:17)
6.30pm Evening Prayer in St John’s (John 12:12-36)
8pm Crossover's mission event in the Church Centre

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

The Collect for today - Fifth Sunday in Lent:

Almighty God, look mercifully upon your people so that by your great goodness we may be always governed and preserved both in body and soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Please pray for...

the sick and the bereaved

our mission partners: Jemma Fitzsimmons (OM) & TLG (Transforming Lives for Good).

those serving in the Armed Forces

our local schools:

  • The Grange Junior & Senior Schools, and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
  • Hartford Church of England High School.
  • For head teachers in our congregation: David Charlton (Weaverham) and Mike Holland (Hartford).

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