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Last updated: 11th May 2016
GLorEE represented St John’s Church Crowthorne at the final of Let’s Sing Reading Choir Competition at the Hexagon in Reading on 1st March.
Let Thames Voyces take you time-travelling from Tudor times to today, as they invite you to “Spring into Shakespeare” on 1st April at 7:30pm in St John’s Parish Church. The choir conducted by their Music Director, Nick Austin will celebrate the sound world of Shakespeare with music, both secular and spiritual, written when William Shakespeare was producing his works.
The programme includes madrigals by Thomas Morley and Orlando Gibbons and an unaccompanied four-part Mass by William Byrd, together with works by Vaughan Williams inspired by the bard and the reading of one of his sonnets.
Tickets are priced at £14 with concessions £12 and accompanied children under 16 free. Tickets are available either at the door or by ringing Alan Jackson on 01344 776663. For more information on all events within the choir’s 2016/17 season, please go to the website www.thamesvoyces.org.uk/events.
Please put the Annual Meeting of Parishioners/ Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the PCC in your diary for Sunday 30th April 2017 in the Church Hall at 11:45 a.m.
Please make every effort to attend as this is your opportunity to participate in important decisions about how, and by whom, the Parish is run. There are expected to be vacancies for 7 new members on the PCC. There are also vacancies for many of the sub-committees. Would you be able to stand? The Vicar or any existing PCC member or a Churchwarden would be happy to explain what is involved.
To vote at the meeting you need to be on the Electoral Register. Tracy Perrett is preparing the electoral register please contact her if you would like your name added to the register. You need to have returned your registration form by 9th April to qualify to vote at the meeting.
The House Group meets regularly on alternate Monday evenings. The current theme is 'Angels'; following on from the last theme 'Heaven'.
New members are always welcome, 7.30 pm at Oak Lodge. Speak to Les & Julie for more details.
Forthcoming meetings are:
13th and 27th March
10th and 24th April
8th and 22nd May
Please remember to put your donations to the Crowthorne Foodbank in the foyer. Shortages current reported are nappies sizes 5 & 6, men’s toiletries, liquid hand wash, bleach, custard, rice pudding, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, squash, pulses, tinned spaghetti/ravioli, fruit juice
The foodbank also records the following outcomes for its support in December and January:
Children = 133
Total people fed during Dec /Jan = 282
Total meals during Dec / Jan = 2,547
There is a collecting box in the Church foyer.
Contact the Elderly have 2 Bracknell groups taking out to tea, isolated elderly people, one Sunday afternoon a month, 12 months a year. Our drivers collect their guests, take them to the tea party in a local host family home and return them home afterwards. They have vacancies for more guests. See www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk Contact Suzan Hyland, 0207 881 2361
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
The weekly newsheet is given out at the Sunday services and contains up-to-date news for the week ahead. The latest version is attached - just click on the attachment to download it. Previous versions can be found on the "Documents for downloading" page.
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For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
(except during August)
At St John’s Church
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We will be selling fair trade goods on the 5th and the 19th March.
Fair trade Easter Eggs!
There are 3 types of eggs this year: the original, a special edition egg and a dark chocolate egg. All the eggs are made with fair trade chocolate and contain the Easter message. The original egg is still just £3.99, the special edition is £8.50 and the dark egg is £5.50.
We have now put the order into QUENCH for the pre-ordered eggs. We have ordered some extra eggs, so there will a few spare eggs available on the stall.
Thanks for your support. Anne Pelham
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