Notices 25th March 2018

NOTICES –  25th March 2018

Bible Reading:  Matthew 21 : 12-17

Sun 25th March 8.45am Morning Prayer (Sarah Guinness preaching)

10.45am Morning Praise (Sarah Guinness preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship (Ian Farley preaching)

Wed 28th March 1.00-2.00pm Communion at St Stephen’s
Sun 1st April 8.45am Easter Morning Prayer (Norman Willis preaching)

9.30am Easter breakfast – please sign up

10.45am Easter Morning Praise (with Sunday groups) (Ian Farley preaching)

7.00pm Word and Worship

Sat 24th March – Churchyard Gardening

Why not come along to enjoy the spring flowers in the Churchyard and join our team to help with a few tasks?  Volunteers of all ages welcome for any length of time between 9.30am and 12.30. Refreshments provided. (If weather looks uncertain on the day, please ring 07885 842342 to check we are going ahead).


Sarah’s leaving celebrations

Weekend of 24/25th March

On Saturday 24th March, 6.00-10.00pm we are having a party, with BBQ, music and karaoke for all family members to attend.  Soft drinks will be provided, but if you would like something a little stronger, please bring a bottle.  If you are able to attend, please let Lucy Folkes or the Parish Office know so we can be sure to cater adequately.

On Sunday 25th March, please stay after the 10.45am service for cake and refreshments.

A book will be available for you all to give Sarah an uplifting message of encouragement for her new role and future success.

Holy Week

Mon 26th March, Tues 27th March, Wed 28th March St John’s will be open between 8pm and 9pm. There will be interactive prayer stations set up, which are an opportunity to sit, reflect, pray and give yourself some space – these are also child friendly. Each evening will have a different style of music:

Monday – quiet, reflective, background music.

Tuesday – loud, modern, worshipful music.

Wednesday – there will be silence.

Why not carve out some space to reflect as we approach Easter? All are very welcome.

Maundy Thurs 29th March Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 8.00pm
Good Friday

30th March

The same prayer stations will be available.  However, different times of the day will have a different style of music:

7.00-8.00am silence

12.00-3.00pm quiet, reflective, background music

8.00-9.00pm loud, modern, worshipful music

Easter Sunday

1st April

Easter breakfast will be served at 9.30am – please sign up on the sheet in the Church Narthex.

Services as usual at 8.45am, 10.45am (with Sunday groups) and 7pm. Come and join the celebration!


Fri 11th – Sun 13th May – Parish Weekend

Keep these dates free for our usual weekend of teaching, activities and fellowship.  Forms and all necessary Parish weekend information will be available from the back of the Church  – please collect your pack as soon as possible as childrens’ places are on a “first come, first served basis”.


New Alpha Course

Starting after Easter, we will be running a new Alpha course at our home on Wednesday evenings, from 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Alpha is an opportunity to freely explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.  No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or a little as you wish.  Each evening includes an informal supper, a short talk and a discussion where you can share your thoughts.  Spaces are available, please speak to either of us for more information.

Julie and Geoff Willis


Tues 3rd April – Funeral of Elsie Wright

For any church family members who remember Elsie Wright, a funeral service will be held at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault IG6 3HP at 10.30am.


28th April – Haydn ‘The Creation’

The East London Chamber Orchestra will be performing Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ at St John’s church.  7.00pm start.  Tickets are £15 in advance from Carole Mitchell

0208 502 4319 or


Sun 29th April – Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held on 29th April. The meeting will be held in two parts: Finances will be dealt with during the 10.45am service and the election of Wardens/PCC members and other church business will be dealt with at 7.00pm. Only members of the Electoral Roll are able to vote or stand as PCC members – if you are not currently on the Electoral Roll and wish to be, please complete the necessary form which is available at the back of the Church or from the Parish Office. You can join the Electoral Roll if you have been baptised, are over 16 years of age, are a resident of the parish or have habitually attended St John’s for the last 6 months.

The current Electoral Roll will be revised from 2nd April.


Tues 1st May – Sarah’s Licensing Service

My licensing is on Tuesday 1st May in the evening (time not finalised yet but probably about 7.00pm) in the parish of Brentford.  Everyone from St John’s is warmly invited, and it would be great for as many people from St John’s to be there, to see me off!

I will shortly be emailing round a formal invitation with the details on it. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary and perhaps email me to say whether you plan to come? at: