Please pray:
  • for our own preparedness to welcome Jesus at Christmas and at His return;
  • for all who will hear the Good News over these next weeks;
  • for the work of S.C.R.A.T.C.H. and Southampton City Mission;
  • for all who suffer because of wars, terrorism, harsh rule and natural disasters;
  • for those who live in Mossleigh Avenue & Bedwell Close;

  • for those who are finding this time of year particularly hard;

  • for those who help in the crèche;
  • for the work of St John’s, Nyakabingo, South Rwenzori Diocese, Uganda;
  • all who are moving into the Fen Meadow development, and for the tea party on Tuesday;
  • for all the work of our parish Church Schools especially this month.
Other News:


Now it’s Advent our big Christmas Cards are here. Why not sign the one at the back of each church (they will swap later) to wish each other a Happy Christmas and save trees by not sending individual cards? You might like to put the money you save into the retiring collection.


Help Needed at St John’s – Is anyone willing to join the crèche rota on Sunday mornings or to help us have the church open midweek? There are many other ways to help - please ask somebody.


Christmas Eve Carols and Mince Pies – donations of mulled wine and mince pies would be much appreciated. Please leave your donations at the back of church by the morning of 24th at the latest.


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 9th - 7.30 – 8.15 am Advent Prayers, St John’s Vestry.


Saturday 9th December - Church Family Breakfast, 8.30 am, Romsey Golf Club. Full English breakfast to include teas/coffees and orange juice.  £9 per adult and £4.50 per child.  All welcome.  Names to Mike Bunce by Monday 4th December.


Tuesday 12th -  8 – 9 pm Advent Prayers, back of St. John’s


Saturday 16th - 8 – 9 am Advent Prayers, St John’s Vestry


Future Weeks:

Tuesday 19th December - 8 – 9 pm Advent Prayers, back of St. John’s


Thursday 21st - 10 am - noon, Coffee Break Christmas meeting, Community Centre


Saturday 23rd December - 8 – 9 am Advent Prayers, St John’s Vestry


Saturday 23rd - 11 am –noon, Carol Singing outside Sainsbury’s Lord’s Hill Centre


Friday 29th - Bella Armonia Concert, 7.30 pm St John’s.  A small ensemble of young musicians including our own Fiona and Sandra Thompson


BCM Pastoral (Over Wallop) and BCM Worship (Hatherden) – There will be training programmes in Jan-Mar 2018 in the subjects above. There is a taster evening on Mon 4th Dec from 7.30 – 9 pm in Over Wallop Church Hall. (SO20 8HT). Email to book a place.