Current News and Events
We have tried to assemble all the information you might need in the menu on the left hand side of this screen. If you need further information, please contact the website editor, Ken Perrett. Contact details can be found on the "How to Contact Us" page.
Once you become more familiar with the site, you will find lots more information in the "Top menu" under the main headings of our Vision for further details. These are:-
- Christ-centred Worship (Information about the Church services)
- Building the Church Community (Church activities and nurturing disciples)
- Our Local Community (both local and the wider Church)
- Concerned for Creation (Justice, peace and sustainabiity, missions and fairtrade)
There are more details of our Vision in the "Our Vision" page in the menu across the top of the screen.
Meanwhile you are very welcome to join us for any of the Church services and other activities.
Following our OFSTED in February 2014, the school had its ‘Church School’ Inspection in July. The report commented on the Christian values and ethos of the school, and we were delighted with the outcome. One section in particular was especially rewarding:
“The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding.”
The report states that our acts of collective worship “provide a daily, focussed opportunity to emphasise the school’s Christian values”.
Collective Worship (or ‘Assembly’, as it is traditionally known) does indeed provide a time of peace and reflection for the children. In a society where our children are constantly bombarded with noise and images, and life is lived at such a break-neck speed, it is a privilege to be able to lead them in these quiet times of worship and reflection.
The Oxford Diocese is ruunung a 10 week course on Pastoral Care, starting on 21st April 2015. For details, please see the attachment.
Sunday 28th June
Please put date in your diary, details next month
At St John’s– 4 weeks commencing Monday 21st September.
Rev’d Canon David Holt will speak on Genesis 1-11, making sense of the mythology.
Come join us…..
For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
At St John’s Church
£1 donation towards craft activities
Join us on Facebook
or if you’re already on Facebook just search for Minus Fives.
Friday June the 12th
Easthampstead Park Conference Centre
Tickets are available now priced at £50 each to include welcome drink, three course meal and music to boogie the night away to. There will be an auction and raffle and games with prizes.
Please contact either Sarah Dewson or Liz Baker for booking information.
There has been a change in the meeting on Tuesday 5th May and we now looking forward to Gwen Stevens giving us her Top Tips for cakes (in time for the next May Fair!) at 7.30. There will be a raffle for Gwen’s cake and the proceeds will go towards the Mothers’ Union ‘Away From It All’ holiday scheme. There will also be an opportunity to buy tickets on 13th May at our afternoon meeting when a speaker from Thrive, the training centre for the disabled at Beech Hill, will be coming to tell us about their work. The prayer meeting will be on Monday 18th May at 9.30 in the Lady Chapel and Corporate Communion on Wednesday 20th May at 10.00.
Crowthorne Foodbank – Mondays and Thursdays 12noon-2pm at Vineyard Church Centre, 25 Wellington Business Park
Crowthorne Foodbank shortages
Nappies – all sizes please, long-life Juices, Squash, tinned minced beef in gravy, pulses, bleach
(please note that we can only accept in date food) thank you for your continued support
Crowthorne Foodbank figures:
37 people fed = 28 adults, 9 children = 333 meals
Overall from December 2012 to April 2015 – you have helped feed
2585 people = 1565 adults, 1033 children – which equates to 23,265 meals
Many thanks for your continued support
Do you have an interest in flower arranging?
If so please come and join us , we are a team of 18 enthusiastic lovers of flowers.
No experience necessary we are happy to help you develop the right skills.
We like to think our flower arranging enhances the worship at St Johns and is fun along the way.
Do you have a special Birthday, Anniversary or event such as a Baptism that you would like to celebrate with Church Flowers? Currently, we accept donations for the Remembrance Table arrangement in memory of a loved one. We would like to extend this idea to include Altar and Porch flowers and suggest we could include an announcement in the weekly newsheet if desired.
The arrangements are normally in Church for two weeks and we would need as much notice as possible of your requirements.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those generous individuals who donate money for flowers at our special festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Harvest.
For further information or requests tel Carol Cain 776738 or Doreen Norfield
You are not too late to register for one of the courses on offer from the Diocese for Spring 2015. There are courses on Preaching, Leading Intercessions, Communion by Extension, Ministry with Older People, Introduction to the Bible, the Eucharist and Funeral Ministry. Please click here for the brochure with booking details and then pass the information round your parishes.
Sonning Deanery Project Co-ordinator.
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
We run our Fairtrade stall once every two weeks on average and we appreciate the support you continue to give us.
We only stock a small range of the Fairtrade goods that are available. Do look out for the Fairtrade symbol when you do your weekly shopping. You may well see the same products that we stock here at church – sometimes at lower prices too! An example of this is CaféDirect Freeze Dried Coffee. We don’t mind if you choose to buy these goods in the supermarkets, buying them elsewhere encourages the supermarkets to continue to stock the goods.
The Meaningful Chocolate Easter Eggs are now available at church for those who put in an order. We have a few spare Eggs, so be quick if you would like one, they are £3.99 each. They are also available from Quench Bookshop.
St John's News is produced monthly. The latest version is available for downloading.
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.
You can now find out what's happening at St John's on Twitter by "following us" using the address @stjohnsberks. If you don't have a twitter account you can still access what we are saying from the church web site. Just logon and look at the column on the left hand side called "Twitter Feed" and read the text and click on the web links.