Volunteers Wanted

Could you help St John’s by either: Counting the offering after the service at 11am as a counter & banker? Prepare and serve coffee and tea at the end of the 11am service? If you can help please let us… Read more

Lord Teach Us to Pray

A few weeks ago Raymond mentioned the book “How to Pray” by Pete Greig. It is subtitled “A simple guide for normal people”. Here are three different excerpts. 1. Good Advice on Prayer “The best bit of advice I ever… Read more

Not Gone Fishing

Raymond was elected Chair of the House of Clergy for the third (and definitely the last) time in September. It is a three-year appointment. He will not be around on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the 3rd, 4th or 5th June… Read more

Message from Bible Society

You might have seen the recent news about terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso. Gunmen stormed into a church celebration two Sundays in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, killing six people before setting the church on fire. This is the third… Read more

Sermons in June

2nd June – Andy Hall will speak on Jesus’ vision for the church. 9th June – Bill Hunt will speak about his time on a hospital ship about to sail to Senegal. 16th June – Rachael Markham will tell us… Read more

Enabling Structures

A Re-assessment It became clear to us a few years ago that having eleven full PCC meetings a year was not necessarily the best way of using people’s time. Many people gave up hours to attend – but what exactly… Read more

Medical Care

We were delighted to hear that Doreen’s shoulder operation has been a huge success. From not being able to move her arm or even sleep on her side a few weeks ago, she can now throw a ball without pain…. Read more

Two New Archdeacons

Our former Archdeacon, Christine Froude, literally did the work of two people. The diocese has recognised this and has appointed two people to replace her! The new Archdeacon at the Bristol end of the Diocese has been named as Revd… Read more

Another Fellowship Afloat

This ship will be home for Bill for three months. If you were here last week, you will have had a sneak preview of why Bill is going to be on board, and which part of the world he is… Read more