Pews News

 Thursday 23rd May 

  9.00 am Holy Communion.  

Praying for the dioceses of Nandyal, South India; Adelaide, Australia.

Praying for all members of the Parish and New Forest District Councils.


Held in the Church Hall every Thursday 10.30 am to 12.00 noon for anyone to pop in for a drink and a chat. Proceeds to charity. Everyone is welcome! 

Sunday 26th May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter 

10.00 Village Praise

   Simon Hones

Ezekiel 37. 1 - 14 

Acts 16. 9 - 15

John 14. 23 - 29

Praying for the dioceses of Nord-Hålogaland, Norway; Exeter; all members of the Anglican Communion around the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury and all primates and bishops.

Praying for the doctors, dentists, nurses and all who look after our medical needs. 

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.                                                                                                Jn 13. 35

   Dates for your diary

Ascension Day, Thursday 30th May 7.30 pm Service; please note, there will be no 9.00 am Holy Communion on this day.

Monday June 3rd 7.00 pm

Special Meeting of Parishioners to elect a second Churchwarden. 



The choir would like to welcome new members. There is no requirement to be able to read music.  There must be a willingness to regularly attend choir practices. If you are interested please speak to Moira.  Choir practice is held on Mondays at 7.15 pm in the Church Hall.  

Waterside Food Bank

We have received a big thank you from the Food Bank stating that St John’s have donated 368.6kg food in 2017/18, equivalent to providing 1141 meals!  In total, in 2017/18, the Waterside Foodbank have provided food for 2320 people which is fantastic, but sad at the same time. The details are on the noticeboard and there are also copies of the Newsletter there. Thank  you so much for your continuing support. Every small item counts and it is so needed. Jan

Please Remember in Your Prayers:

Our Priest-in-Charge, Revd Simon Hones.

Our Church Wardens, Graham & Helen, and all members of our PCC.

Our friends and all Christians in Rwanda, especially Archdeacon Munyakazi Augustin in Nyarugenge.

For those who are sick or in need of prayer and all those worried about loved ones

For the children & young people in Naomi House and Jack's Place, and on Piam Brown Ward,  the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit and the staff and patients of Priory Hospital, Oakhaven Hospice, and all local hospitals, nursing and care homes.

Also for the staff and patients of Southfield, Bluebird and Antelope Houses. 

Our prayers and condolences in their bereavement go to the families and friends of all those who have died.

Give thanks for answered prayer.

Pray for the Village Praise service.

For 16-25 year olds – praying for good ideas for occupying so many unemployed young people

For the Waterside Street Pastors.