Pews News

Sunday 28th February 2021
Second Sunday of Lent

  Holy Communion
    Simon Hones

Genesis 17. 1 - 7, 15 - 16
Romans 4. 13 - 25
Mark 8. 31 - 38

Praying for the dioceses of Down and Dromore, Ireland; Canterbury; the Anglican Church of Central America.

Praying for St. John's Drive, Lakeland Gardens and Plantation Drive. 

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.”
Mk 8.35

Please Note Village Praise is discontinued until further notice, all Sundays will be Holy Communion.

Thursday 4th March 2021 

9.00 am Holy Communion

Social distancing to be observed.

Praying for the diocese of Asaba, Nigeria.
Praying for Woodglade Close, Evergreen Close, Old Cracknore Close, Old Magazine Close and Baytree Gardens.


There will be no Pop-in until further notice.

Church Opening 

St Johns is open daily for private prayer .  Please use hand sanitiser and sign the contact sheet or scan the QR code if you have the NHS Covid 19 App when you come into the church.

Dates for your diary

News from Nyarugenge                                                                                                  We have learned that Archdeacon Munyakazi Augustin has retired. We give thanks for his ministry, especially to our link parish of Nyarugenge. His successor is Archdeacon Edward Nyituriki who is notable for his work of reconciling the victims and perpetrators of the genocide.  
 We give thanks for the new roof on Nyarugenge church and pray that the walls and internal work can be finished for worship to resume soon.                                                                                                            
Christmas greetings and thanks have been received from Bishop Jered and Marcel Sebahire                                                                

Some great news arrived from Shyogwe Diocese. Each year Rwanda chooses the No. 1 Teacher and this time a young teacher in our link parish of Nyarugenge was awarded the title. Christine Umutesi is just 22 years old and received special rewards from the Education Minister, Dr Valentine Uwamariya. These included a motorcycle and a cow !! A description of her work is impressive and can be found on the noticeboard and on-line at

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 Wardens, Judi and Helen and all members of our PCC.

Our friends and all Christians in Rwanda, especially  Bishop Jered and  Archdeacon Edward Nyiturik 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.

Waterside Street Pastors.

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.