(Listed in alphabetical order)
As well as making our Church Hall available for use by the local community (see below), we also welcome orchestras, choirs and school parties to the church for concerts and recitals.
Contact the Parish Office on 01442 260299
Church Hall Bookings
The hall is proving to be a popular venue for church and community use. The 85-
For bookings: Contact 07580 147403
The Annual Fayre is a major fund raising event for St. John’s and held in October/November each year. The income is used for church maintenance and to support other community projects. For 2015 this will be on Saturday 31 October.
Contact Cathy Shaw on 01442 216280
"Coming to Stillness"
Coming to Stillness is a workshop which explores making an inward journey to God through contemplation and meditation. The sessions, within a Christian framework, are based on the teaching of the Jesuit priest and spiritual director Anthony de Mello, and also use material formulated by The Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer. Each session lasts 1 hour, and is followed by tea and coffee for those who want to stay.
The workshops are held at St Mary’s R.C. Convent in Green End Road at 10.00am on the second Tuesday of the month.
Contact Jane Ward on 01442 212999
The Craft Circle is an informal gathering of people with wide ranging craft skills, meeting in each other’s homes every six weeks or so. We bring something to make, share ideas, offer help and encouragement and enjoy a cuppa. Nearly all of what is made is given to sell at our annual Church Fayre (St John’s main fund raising event), or during other relevant festivals e.g. Arts Festival.
Contact Yvonne Munford on 01442 242543
The Friendship Teas are open to anyone, but may be especially appreciated by those who are living alone, those who have been bereaved or anyone who is at a loose end on Thursday afternoons, for friendship and mutual support. Afternoon Tea is served from 3.30pm in the church hall, usually on the second Thursday of the month. For forthcoming dates, see the Parish Magazine or Newsletter.
Contact Gill Williams
Home and Family Group
The group provides social meetings for ladies, usually with a speaker followed by coffee and a chance to meet and make friends. Meetings are normally on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7.45pm in the Church Hall, lasting around an hour. A varied programme is arranged for each year, and there are occasional outings with special evenings near Christmas and before Lent. New members are always welcome.
Contact Marion Howard
From September to May on the second Monday of each month the Men's Club provides a meeting place in the Church Hall for all men of the congregation when a varied programme of talks and activities is provided. The programme also includes a Christmas Supper, a visit to a place of local interest and an Annual Dinner. We are always pleased to see new members.
Contact Graham Gibbs
& Other Activities