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Last updated: 11th May 2016
12 noon - 4pm
We look forward to welcoming our village community to another fantastic Crowthorne May Fair from 12 noon at the Morgan Recreation ground. As usual this year's organisers have laid on lots of fun for families to enjoy; you will love stalls like:
- Lucky Spinner
- Percy’s Horses,
- Sam the Engine
- a REAL Fire Engine to explore.
You will be entertained by the events taking place in the arena including:
- Sandhurst Community Brass Band,
- Yateley Morris Dancers,
- EBOS singers, and
- The Laura Henderson dancers.
For your relaxation & enjoyment we offer a varied selection of refreshments; tea, cakes, hotdogs, sweets, beer, cider etc.
We also hope our keen gardeners have placed plant orders ahead of the fair to brighten up their gardens, but if not do please come and visit our Plant Stall for that little bit of garden colour.
Above all, we do hope you are able to join our village community for a great day out and in doing so help us raise money for the benefit of our church mission charities.
See you there!
Crowthorne May Fair Committee
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.
At the March meeting of the Missions Committee it was decided that every two months there will be a focus on one of the mission charities supported by St John’s. This month the focus is on The Children’s Society which means you will be able to find out much more about The Children’s Society and how you can help support their vital work. There will be a display in the foyer with lots of information and, on Sunday 7th May, there will be a speaker representing The Children’s Society who will tell us a lot more about what they do. In addition, Ken and I invite you to visit our garden on Saturday 20th May where we will be serving refreshments in aid of The Children’s Society - further details will be available nearer the time.
This course will run for 7 Monday evenings at 8pm on 8th, 15th, 22nd May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June 2017. Venue to be decided depending upon numbers.
Please speak to the Vicar or Gillian Gyenes if you are interested.
Sunday 14th May 2016
9.00 – 9.45am
Come along and meet the other half of our Congregation!
Donations will be collected for Christian Aid
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN CROWTHORNE
6.30pm Sunday 14th May
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:
8th and 22nd May
Sunday 4th June
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
At St John’s we are marking this with a Quiet/ Prayer day on Pentecost, beginning with the 10 am service and the day will end at 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee and biscuits will be available.
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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