Pews News

Sunday 14th August 2022

Ninth Sunday after Trinity   

Holy Communion

 Simon Hones

Isaiah 5. 1 - 7

Hebrews 11. 29 - 12. 2

Luke 12. 49 - 56

Praying for the dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh; Aarhus, Denmark;  the Church Extra- Provincial Churches.

 Praying for Dapple Place, Kingswood, Ferndale Road and Crooked Hayes Close.


 And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

Heb 12. 1b & 2a 

Thursday 18th August 2022 

9.00 am Holy Communion

Praying for the diocese of  Meru, Kenya.

Praying for The Hawthornes, The Limes, Elder Close, Frome Close and Acorn Close. 

10.30 Pop-in:

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! 


Church Opening 

St Johns is open daily for private prayer . 

Dates for your diary

Sunday 28th August next Village Praise.

Nyarugenge News
Rwanda Weekend                                                                                                           We give thanks that Ralph's idea for the fundraising weekend had good reason to be successful. On 9th July St John's hosted a meal at which members of the Gospel Church and Gateway Church joined us, making 30 present. After the meal Rev Jim Stevens gave us an excellent illustrated update of life in Rwanda.                                                            Huge thanks go to our catering team led by Rosemary Popple with Pat, Moira and Ann. The total raised so far is £505.                                                                                        Rev Jim also led our worship at the Communion Service on Sunday.

Waterside Foodbank Appeal
The usual shopping items are always needed. Thank you so much for anything you feel you can give, to share our goodwill and God’s love.

Please Remember in Your Prayers:

Our Priest-in-Charge, Revd Simon Hones.

Our Church Warden Rosemary and all members of our PCC.

Our friends and all Christians in Rwanda, especially  Bishop Jered and  Archdeacon Josias Ndahayo in Nyarugenge. 

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

Our prayers and condolences in their bereavement go to the families and friends of all those who have died especially from the Covid 19 infections.

Give thanks for answered prayer.

Pray for the Village Praise service.

For 18-25 year olds – praying for good ideas for occupying so many unemployed young people.

The Crossings.

The children & young people in Naomi House and Jack's Place, 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.