Please pray:
  • for the work of the Bible Society;

  • for Helen Williams, going to an Ordained Ministry selection panel 23rd-25th Oct;
  • for all who suffer because of wars, terrorism, harsh rule and natural disasters;
  • for who live in Bakers Drove and Fairway Gardens;

  • for our Archbishop - Justin Welby;

  • for those who operate the laptop;
  • for Andrew Clifford and Rachael Hibberd, getting married this week;
  • for managing the lack of Churchwarden at St Boniface;
  • for all who are moving into the Fen Meadow development;
  • for all the work of our parish Church Schools.
Other News:


Going for Gold - as part of working towards an Eco-Church GOLD Award for St John's we need your help. Please could you complete our 5-minute survey (either online at or by picking up a hardcopy from the back of church). If you use hardcopy we need you to return the tear-off slip to the back of church so we know you have done it. Thanks.


Concert for Africa – we are actively seeking offers from prospective performers!  Please contact Sue Newbitt or Hilary Holden, or email the office.  Thank you!


Help Needed at St John’s – Is anyone willing to join the crèche rota on Sunday mornings or to man the church from 9-12 on Tuesday mornings?



Testimonies -don't forget that as a church we love to hear a few words about how God has been at work in people's lives recently. Speak to Julian or another minister and they will arrange to fit you jin.


Are you new to this church/ new to the area/ interested in finding out about the Christian faith? You might like to fill in one of our orange cards at the back of church.



This Week:

Mondays 9am - Morning Prayer, St John's Church


Wednesdays 7am - Early morning prayer group, St John's Church.


Wednesdays 11.30am -  Holy Communion, St John's Church. 



Saturday 14th - Mens Breakfast 8.30am, host: Arnold Rust


Saturday 14th October - Quiz Night. Our very own Carol Plunkett will be the quiz master. Come to St John’s Church Hall, Rownhams Lane for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5 each, £15 per family, from the office or Sheila Bulpit. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Come as a team or join one on the night!


Thursday 19th October - Coffee Break 10 am - noon, Horns Drove Community Centre.


Thursday 19th October - Christians in Science Lecture: ‘A Curiously Abundant Universe’, Dr Wiseman, 7.30 pm in Physics A (Building 46), SO27 1BJ


Future Weeks:


Saturday 18th November - Concert for Africa in St John's Church – ‘Never smile at a CROCODILE!’ Please start to think now about the items YOU could offer to make this performance even better than in previous years.