Director’s Cut

Paul is doing a great job editing our services. However, it would be good to give him a break from time to time. Do we have other members of the church who have the skills or can access the appropriate… Read more

Raymond Gets Another Role

The Area Dean, Rev Clive Deverell, resigned from his post for personal reasons last week. +Viv asked me if I would take over as Acting Area Dean of Swindon during the present emergency. We will hold fresh elections once all… Read more

Upcoming Services

Sunday Services from The Vicarage at 11:00am With Easter less than three weeks away, we are going to look on three successive Sundays at… Three Days in the Life and Death of Jesus of Nazareth No Friend of Caesar –… Read more

Future Bulletins

It could be a number of months before we meet up again face-to-face. I thought it would be good in future bulletins for people to let us know what is going on in their lives during the enforced lockdown. It… Read more

Good News from Last Sunday

This time last week seems rather more than seven days ago! We listened to James delivering the results of our Renewal of Giving. He gave us a lot to celebrate in the face of some strong headwinds. Firstly, 85% of… Read more

Maintaining our Worship

Services of worship on Sunday are suspended for the foreseeable future. We aim to stream a service every Sunday morning at 11:00am. It will appear this week on the St John’s website and Facebook Those who are not able to… Read more

Self Isolating and Need Help?

A number of people have offered to help with shopping or phone calls. Loneliness may be a bigger issue than obtaining food. You can also find yourself on your own even if you are not self isolating. If you would… Read more

The Season of Lent

Changing Times Christians put less store by the seasons of the Anglican calendar. Advent has got squeezed by Christmas. Christmas is effectively over on Boxing Day. Holy Week is an insignificant prelude to the really important event—Easter Day. As a… Read more

Sophia’s Lenten Challenge

Sophia (Year 1) is attempting to raise £100 for Mercy Ships in Lent. She’s reading one whole book every day for the 40 days of Lent. We will hear more about this in the 11am service on Sunday. One of… Read more