Renewal of Giving

A note from our Treasurer: In February we launched our renewal of giving for 2023. This important annual event gives me vital information about St John’s income levels for the forthcoming year. It enables the PCC to plan and time… Read more

APCM and PCC Vacancies

Our APCM will be on Monday 15th May at 7.30pm. This year we have five PCC vacancies to fill—three for a 3 year term and two for a 1 year term. There are also three Deanery Synod vacancies for a… Read more

Praying Together

It is important that we are praying during the vacancy for our church life to be sustained, and for the process of appointing our new vicar. We can do this on our own at home, but it is also good… Read more

Holy Week at St John’s

This year, in the absence of a vicar and with some disappointment, the PCC has agreed that we will reduce the services at St John’s in Holy Week. Maundy Thursday, 6th April No service at St John’s We are encouraged… Read more

Bishop Lee’s Retirement

Bishop Lee’s retirement service will be held at Pattern Church on Sunday, 30th April at 3pm. Please do RSVP (to if you intend to go as spaces are tight. Parking is at the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre (the West… Read more

Everyday Faith. Together

Everyday Faith is the name given to a wide range of activities across the Church of England supporting and equipping us all to ‘find and follow God’ in our everyday lives – Sunday to Saturday. On Sunday, 23rd April, Christ… Read more

Parish Office Holidays

Please note that Sharon is away for a well-earned break from 24th March to 7th April. Mike will be covering Parish Office administration duties while she is away. Please email Mike directly with any urgent admin-related queries or requests in… Read more

A Swirl of Emotions

Raymond writes: Alison and I, and our children, were deeply touched by the outpouring of love and generosity from church members last Sunday. We will remember our Farewell Lunch for many years. Our thanks must go to Mary and her… Read more

Meeting for prayer next week

The second of our monthly prayer meetings for March will be held next week on Wednesday, 22nd March, at 7:30pm in the Quiet Room. We look to God to guide us in this time of transition for St John’s and… Read more

APCM and PCC vacancies

This year our APCM will be on Monday, 15th May at 7:30pm. As well as reviewing the year just gone, this meeting is when our elected representatives (our PCC) are chosen for the year (or years) ahead. This time we… Read more

Looking Back

Alison and I were thinking about the number of St John’s members, still worshipping with us today who can remember our arrival back in November 1990, thirty-two years ago. We have come up with just eight. Very unfortunately, a CPAS… Read more