Current News and Events
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.
Last updated: 11th May 2016
Open to all exploring God's call on their lives and seeking to understand how to respond. These sessions will offer the opportunity to meet others on the same journey, to reflect on aspects of ordained ministry in the Church of England and to explore a topic in group discussion. Each Session is stand alone.
Tuesday 14th February, 7.30-9.30 pm (starting at 7.45 pm)
Knowing Me, Knowing You, Knowing Me
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.
Claire Taylor, our Missions Representative for the Church Mission Society, has provided an update on the work of CMS. Click here to see her full article.
Can you believe it, St John's House Group has been meeting regularly on alternate Monday evenings now for two years - a wonderful milestone!
Les & Julie want to say a huge thank you to all of you who regularly come along. Why not join us as we start our new theme 'Angels' - a very relevant follow-up to our last theme 'Heaven'.
New members are always welcome, 7.30 pm at Oak Lodge.
Dates and theme subjects for February are:-
13th February - Angels Among Us
27th February - Jesus and the Angels
Starting as soon as possible.
Honorarium payable based on RSCM recommendations
Small robed SATB adult choir and new junior choir following the RSCM ‘Voice for Life’ scheme.
Sunday Services at 10 am - mostly Sung Eucharist with a few All-Age Services. Choral Evensong once a term, extra Services at Christmas and Easter, Taizé Services twice a year (Advent and Lent).
Choir practices on Thursday evenings in term-time.
The organ is currently being refurbished.
Christmas is a difficult time for those in food need. Can you donate to Crowthorne Foodbank so that they can help those whose circumstance will make filling the Christmas table difficult?
They are particularly short of these items: Tinned Fruit, Tea Bags, Dried Pasta, UHT Milk, Breakfast Cereals, Nappies - all sizes, baby wipes, toiletries, cleaning products, washing up liquid, laundry tablets, toilet cleaner, bleach, anti-bacterial spray, hand wash, toothbrushes.
Perhaps you could also donate non-perishable Christmas items?
Thank you to all those who kindly donated their Harvest Festival food to Foodbank – it was very gratefully received. In September the foodbank provided 936 meals to 104 people.
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.
Come join us…..
For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
(except during August)
At St John’s Church
£1 donation towards craft activities
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Please don’t forget to visit our fair trade stall. We have a variety of goods. There will be stalls on 5th and the 19th February.
Fair trade Easter Eggs!
I know we are not even into Lent yet. Maybe you still have chocolate left over from Christmas! If you wish to reserve a Real Easter Egg there is an order sheet on the notice board next to “The Net” cupboard. 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.
Please let us know by Sunday 26th February how many you would like by writing your name on the order form on the Fair Trade notice board.
Apologies that this is so early it is because we need to place the order with the suppliers by the end of February. For those who don’t want to think about Easter eggs yet I am informed that you will be able to buy the Real Easter Egg in Tescos, Waitrose and Morrison.
Thanks for your support. Anne Pelham
St John's News is produced monthly. The latest version is available for downloading.