Sunday 16th June 2019

SUMMER FAIR

Helpers are still needed for the summer fair on Saturday 22nd June, in particular on the book stall and café. Any contributions, especially items for the children’s tombolasuch as small toys and treats, can be left in the parish office. Cakes and plants to be sold can be delivered to church on Friday morning or on Saturday before 10am, when the fair starts. Raffle tickets will be on sale after the Eucharist today.

Flyers for the fair are available at the back of church. Please do take some and distribute! There are also A4-size posters for pinning up in shops or elsewhere. If you’d like to help in any way, please speak with Jene Kerr or Fr Jim.

The fair is part of the church’s annual patronal festival, which begins with a 10amEucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi. Holy Trinity Eltham will also have a Sung Eucharist for Corpus Christi at 7:30pm, and members of all deanery churches in Eltham and Mottingham are invited to come along. The patronal festival continues at St. John’s with a Eucharist on Friday 21st June, and ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd June.

SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ALFEGE CHURCH TODAY

The Thomas Tallis Society Choir will sing Bach’s Magnificat at a concert this evening at St Alfege Church in Greenwich. The event, at 6:30pm, is being held to mark the retirement of Revd Canon Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege Church for 14 years and a member of the Thomas Tallis choir. The choir will also sing works by Tallis and Purcell. Please see the poster on the St John’s noticeboard for more details.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Christian Aid Week. Through activities in church and a bucket collection at Eltham station, we raised the amazing amount of £1,137.35. Margaret Taylor also completed the Circle the City Walk and sent £100 to Christian Aid, of which £42 came from members of St John’s who sponsored her.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Eight members of the church are to be confirmed by the Rt Revd Dr KaroweiDorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, on Sunday 14th July at St. John’s. As part of the preparation for confirmation, candidates will attend two classes to be held in 
church at 10:30am on 29th June and 6th July. Please pray for the candidates. 

SPIRITUALITY DAY

The Southwark Diocese will hold a spirituality day on Saturday 19th October.Entitled ‘To Be a Pilgrim,’ the day conference at Southwark Cathedral will ask what it means to be a pilgrim on the Christian journey. Speakers include Dr Meg Warner, an Old Testament scholar and author of books on Abraham, and Bishop of Southwarkthe Rt Revd Christopher Chessun. The day runs 10am-4pm and costs £8. To book, see https://to_be_a_pilgrim.eventbrite.co.uk. Flyers are available at the back of church. 

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. If you’re interested in helping out, or have any questions,please speak with Laura CallaghanAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 9th June

PENTECOST SERVICE THIS EVENING
All are invited to celebrate Pentecost at the Woolwich Episcopal Area Service today at 6pm at All Saints Church in Peckham. There’ll be a chance for people from any church to share something about their experiences during the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’period of prayer that concludes today. There will also be an opportunity to be anointed with chrism oil during the service. All are welcome to stay for refreshments afterwards.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Christian Aid Week. Through activities in church and a bucket collection at Eltham station, we raised the amazing amount of £1,137.35. Margaret Taylor also completed the Circle the City Walk and sent £100 to Christian Aid, of which £42 came from members of St John’s who sponsored her.

SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ALFEGE CHURCH, GREENWICH

The Thomas Tallis Society Choir will sing Bach’s Magnificat at a concert on Sunday 16th June. The event is being held to mark the forthcoming retirement of Revd Canon Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege Church for 14 years and a member of the Thomas Tallis choir. Please see the poster on the St John’s noticeboard for more details.

PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND SUMMER FAIR

The church’s patronal festival will begin with a Eucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi – and continue with a second Eucharist the following day. Thesummer fair follows on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-2pm, and the festival ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd.

Contributions for the stalls at the fair, especially items for the children’s tombolasuch as small toys and treats, can be left in the parish office. If you’d like to help with the fair, it would be much appreciated! Please speak with Jene Kerr or Fr Jim.  

CRECHE TOYS

Thank you to everyone who has brought in toys for the crèche. Storage is now full, so we cannot take any more, but we’re grateful to all those who’ve donated items! 

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

WELCARE 125TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

Welcare, a charity long-supported by St John’s, will host a service of thanksgiving in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 15th June at 11am. Its president, Bishop of Southwark the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, will officiate, while volunteers, staff and young people will also contribute to the service marking Welcare’s work over the past 125 years. All are welcome. For more information, please visit welcare.org.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. If you’re interested in helping out, or have any questions,please speak with Laura CallaghanAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

CONFIRMATION

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you’re interested in confirmation, or if you’re not baptised but wish to make a commitment of faith, please speak with Fr Jim.

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 2nd June 2019

THY KINGDOM COME: A GLOBAL PRAYER MOVEMENT
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited churches across the world to observe 10 days of prayer from Ascension Day to the Day of Pentecost. At St John’s, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ began with the Ascension Day Eucharist on 30th May and will end with the 10am Parish Eucharist on 9th June. The church is open for prayer at 11am-1pm every day in between. If you can help us keep the church open during this time, please let Fr Jim know, or speak with Robyn Price or Patricia Allen.

SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ALFEGE CHURCH, GREENWICH

The Thomas Tallis Society Choir will sing Bach’s Magnificat at a summer concert on Sunday 16th June. The event is being held to celebrate the forthcoming retirement of Revd Canon Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege Church for 14 years and a member of the Thomas Tallis choir. Please see the poster on the St John’s noticeboard and visit ticketsource.co.uk/tts for tickets, priced at £18 and £14. There will also be a Festal Evensong in St Alfege on 23rd June with the Bishops of Southwark and Woolwich.

PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND SUMMER FAIR

The church’s patronal festival will begin with a Eucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi – and continue with a second Eucharist the following day. Thesummer fair follows on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-2pm, and the festival ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd.

Contributions for the stalls at fair, especially items for the children’s tombola such as small toys and treats, can be left in the parish office. If you would like to help with the fair, it would be much appreciated! Please speak with Jene Kerr or Fr Jim.  

CRECHE TOYS

Thank you to everyone who has brought in toys for the crèche. Storage is now full, so we cannot take any more, but we’re grateful to all those who’ve donated items! 

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, 
a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. It ends with a residential weekend at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese training centre in Surrey. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers to demonstrate how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

CONFIRMATION

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but want to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 26th May 2019

CHRISTIAN AID

Last Sunday, the children decorated cakes during Junior Church to raise money for Christian Aid. They made an excellent £5 from their efforts. Welldone to all of them. Robyn Price will give an update on the total amount raised from Christian Aid Week soon. Thank you to everyone who helped out and donated funds!

THY KINGDOM COME: A GLOBAL PRAYER MOVEMENT
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited churches across the world to observe 10 days of prayer from Ascension Day to the Day of Pentecost. At St John’s, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ will begin with the Ascension Day Eucharist at 7pm on 30th May and end with the 10am Parish Eucharist on 9th June. The church will be open forprayer at 11am-1pm every day in between. If you can help us keep the church open during this time, please let Fr Jim know, or speak with Robyn Price or Patricia Allen.

CRECHE TOYS

Thank you to everyone who has brought in toys for the crèche. Storage is now full, so we cannot take any more, but we’re very grateful to all those who’ve donated items! 

PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND SUMMER FAIR

The church’s patronal festival will begin with a Eucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi – and continue with a second Eucharist the following day. Thesummer fair follows on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-2pm, and the festival ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd. Contributions for the stalls at fair, especially items for the children’s tombola such as small toys and treats, can be left in the parish office. If you would like to help with the fair, we’d be very grateful! Please speak with Jene Kerr or Fr Jim.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. It ends with a residential weekend at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese training centre in Surrey. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ALFEGE CHURCH, GREENWICH

The Thomas Tallis Society Choir will sing Bach’s Magnificat at a summer concert on Sunday 16th June. The event is being held to celebrate the forthcoming retirement of Revd Canon Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege Church for 14 years and a member of the Thomas Tallis choir. Please see the poster on the St John’s noticeboard and visit ticketsource.co.uk/tts for tickets, priced at £18 and £14. There will also be a Festal Evensong in St Alfege on 23rd June with the Bishops of Southwark and Woolwich. 

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Laura CallaghanAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

CONFIRMATION

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you are interested in confirmation, please speak with Fr Jim.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 19th May 2019

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

Christian Aid Week draws to a close with a cake sale today in church. Thank you to everyone who has helped over the past week with all our fund-raising events, and of course to all who have donated. There are donation envelopes in church today for anyone still wishing to give. Monies collected will help finance a campaign to makechildbirth safe for all mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries.

THY KINGDOM COME: A GLOBAL PRAYER MOVEMENT
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited churches across the world to observe 10 days of prayer from Ascension Day to the Day of Pentecost. At St John’s, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ will begin with the Ascension Day Eucharist at 7pm on 30th May and end with the 10am Parish Eucharist on 9th June. The church will be open forprayer at 11am-1pm every day in between. If you can help us keep the church open during this time, please let Fr Jim know, or speak with Robyn Price or Patricia Allen.

JUNE FARRELL

June Farrell, a faithful and active member of St John’s who was known to many, has died. June’s funeral will be at Eltham Crematorium at 12.30pm on 23rd May.

PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND SUMMER FAIR

The church’s patronal festival will begin with a Eucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi – and continue with a second Eucharist the following day. Thesummer fair follows on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-2pm, and the festival ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, 
a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. It ends with a residential weekend at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese training centre in Surrey. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ALFEGE CHURCH, GREENWICH

The Thomas Tallis Society Choir will sing Bach’s Magnificat at a summer concert on Sunday 16th June. The event is being held to celebrate the forthcoming retirement of Revd Canon Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege Church for 14 years and a member of the Thomas Tallis choir. Please see the poster on the church noticeboard and visit ticketsource.co.uk/tts for tickets, priced at £18 and £14. There will also be a Festal Evensong in St Alfege on 23rd June with the Bishops of Southwark and Woolwich. 

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers to demonstrate how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

CONFIRMATION

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but want to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 12th May 2019

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 12TH – 18TH MAY 2019

Today marks the beginning of Christian Aid Week, an annual campaign that brings Christians together with a common purpose to achieve something incredible. This year, Christian Aid Week focuses on making childbirth safe for all mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Here at St John’s, we have a number of activities planned to raise money:

• Today: tickets on sale for the Foodie Raffle
• Today and Sunday 19th: Church collection via donation envelopes
• Thursday 16th: Super Soup Lunch 
(see church noticeboard for details and sign-up sheet)
• Friday 17th: Eltham Station bucket collection
• Sunday 19th: Circle the City Walk (details on noticeboard) and 
cake sale in church

If anyone is able to help at any of the events, particularly the soup lunch, cake sale or station collection, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.

SPRING CLEANING

We are planning to hold our annual spring clean of the church on Saturday 18th May. Everyone is welcome! Please come along at 10am and help make the church look its best. It would be much appreciated if you could bring your own cleaning materials, but anyone empty-handed can be supplied! Children are also welcome. If you have any questions, please speak to Fr Jim or churchwarden Dorian Woodward.


PATRONAL FESTIVAL AND SUMMER FAIR

The church’s patronal festival will begin with a Eucharist on Thursday 20th June – Corpus Christi – and continue with a second Eucharist the following day. Thesummer fair follows on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-2pm, and the festival ends with a Parish Eucharist celebrating the Birth of John the Baptist on Sunday 23rd.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, 
a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’ The course, which runsSeptember to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. It ends with a residential weekend at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese training centre in Surrey. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. Please speak to Fr Jim if you have any questions. 

SPECIAL SERVICE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL 
At the Annual Parochial Church Meeting last month, Dorian Woodward and Alberta Rosenior were reappointed as churchwardens. They’ll be readmitted to office at a special service led by the Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich, the Venerable Alastair Cutting, in Southwark Cathedral at 8pm on Thursday 16th May. The service is open to all – do please attend if you can to support our churchwardens. 

CONFIRMATION

On Sunday 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you’re not baptised but wish to make a commitment of faith, please speak to Fr Jim.  

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche are looking for more adult helpers. We’re seeing more and more families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you’d like to be involved, please speak with Laura CallaghanAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 5th May

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020, 
a 10-month course entitled ‘Growing in Faith and Life.’

The course, which runs from September to June, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. The Bishop’s Certificate is taught on a termly cycle on a midweek evening or Saturday daytime, whichever is preferable. It ends with a residential weekend at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese training centre in Surrey. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

CONFIRMATION

On Sunday 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but wish to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

SPRING CLEANING

We are planning to hold our annual spring clean of the church on Saturday 18th May. We’re asking for volunteers to come along at 10am with their own cleaning materials to help make the church look its best. If you’re able to assist, please speak to Fr Jim or churchwarden Dorian Woodward after the service today. Many thanks.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers so that you can see how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 12TH – 18TH MAY 2019

Christian Aid Week brings Christians together with a common purpose to achieve something incredible. This Christian Aid Week, the campaign focuses on makingchildbirth safe for all mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Here at St John’s, we have a number of activities planned to raise money:

• Sundays 5th and 12th: tickets on sale for the Foodie Raffle
• Sundays 12th and 19th: Church collection via donation envelopes
• Thursday 16th: Super Soup Lunch (see church noticeboard for details and sign-up sheet)
• Friday 17th: Eltham Station bucket collection
• Sunday 19th: Circle the City Walk (details on noticeboard) and 
cake sale in church
•  Sunday 19th: Circle the City Walk (details on noticeboard) and 
cake sale in church

If anyone is able to help at any of the events, particularly the soup lunch, cake sale orstation collection, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 28th April 2019

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held today at 11:30am in St John’s.Any member of the congregation who is on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend.

HERMAN JORDAAN – ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

We’re sad to announce that Herman Jordaan will be leaving St John’s today. Herman has greatly contributed to the life of the church for almost five years, but has had along distance to travel from his home. Herman’s superb playing and leadership of the choir has enriched the worship of the church. He will be greatly missed! 

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum – the renamed local deanery synod – will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church in New Eltham at 7:30pm for 8pm. All members of Eltham and Mottingham churches are invited.

CONFIRMATION 
The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation on 14th July. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you are not baptised but wish to make a commitment of faith, please speak with Fr Jim.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers so that you can see how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP

If you were inspired by the Church of England’s ‘Pilgrim Journeys’ reflections for Lent, and would like to continue or begin a daily Bible reading, please consider the Bible Reading Fellowship booklets. Each covers four months with a short text, comment and thought for the day. For details contact Jean Harker.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020. The course, which begins in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 12TH – 18TH MAY 2019

Christian Aid Week brings Christians together with a common purpose to achieve something incredible. This Christian Aid Week, the campaign focuses on makingchildbirth safe for all mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Here at St John’s, we have a number of activities planned to raise money:

• Sundays 5th and 12th: tickets on sale for the Foodie Raffle
• Sundays 12th and 19th: Church collection via donation envelopes
• Thursday 16th: Super Soup Lunch (see church noticeboard for details and sign-up sheet)
• Friday 17th: Eltham Station bucket collection
• Sunday 19th: Circle the City Walk (details on noticeboard) and cake sale in church             

If anyone is able to help at any of the events, particularly the soup lunch, cake sale and station collection, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 21st April 2019

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum – the renamed local deanery synod – will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church in New Eltham at 7:30pm for 8pm. All members of Eltham and Mottingham churches are invited.

CONFIRMATION 
The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation on 14th July. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but wish to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.

THE REVD E. W. M. KELLY
Longtime members of St John’s who remember the Kelly family will be sad to hear that Ted died last week. Please have a word with Sybil Bennett, who heard the news from the PNG Church Partnership, for further information.

WELCARE QUIZ

Friends of Greenwich Welcare will hold their annual quiz and supper evening on 27th April. Do come and support the charity, which relies on help from parish fundraising events. The quiz takes place at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8UG at 6:45pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £10. Please see the poster on the noticeboard and contact Peter Griffiths to book, at jean.peterg@hotmail.com.

ELECTORAL ROLL

The new Electoral Roll has now been completed and no further names can be added until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (see below). A list with the names of the 101 members is on the church noticeboard. 

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers so that you can see how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 28th April at 11:30am in St John’s. Any member of the congregation who is on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend. The full report is available at the back of church.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020. The course, which begins in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

CHRISTIAN AID – CIRCLE THE CITY

As part of Christian Aid Week, there’ll be a sponsored walk around London’s historic places of worship on 19th May. For details, please see the noticeboard or speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price, or to Margaret Taylor, who has completed the walk many times. Details of the other events planned for Christian Aid Week, which starts on 12th May, will follow in next Sunday’s news sheet. 

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 14th April 2019

ELECTORAL ROLL

The new Electoral Roll has now been completed and no further names can be added until after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (see below). A list with the names of the 101 members is on the church noticeboard. 

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum – the renamed local deanery synod – will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church in New Eltham at 7:30pm for 8pm. All members of Eltham and Mottingham churches are invited.

CHRISTIAN AID – CIRCLE THE CITY

As part of Christian Aid Week, there’ll be a sponsored walk around London’s historic places of worship on 19th May. For details, please see the noticeboard or speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price, or to Margaret Taylor, who has completed the walk many times.

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 28th April at 11:30am in St John’s. Any member of the congregation who is on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend. The full report is available at the back of church.

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT

The St Cecilia Festival Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem on Good Friday at7:30pm at the United Reform Church on Court Road (next to the Post Office). Full details are on the poster at the back of church, or speak to Colin MacKenzie.

WELCARE QUIZ

Friends of Greenwich Welcare will hold their annual quiz and supper evening on 27th April. Do come and support the charity, which relies on help from parish fundraising events. The quiz takes place at St Thomas Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8UG at 6:45pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are £10. Please see the poster on the noticeboard and contact Peter Griffiths to book, at jean.peterg@hotmail.com.

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP

If you have been inspired by the Church of England’s ‘Pilgrim Journeys’ reflections for Lent, and would like to continue or begin a daily Bible reading, please considerthe Bible Reading Fellowship booklets. Each covers four months with a short text, comment and thought for the day. For details contact Jean Harker.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020. The course, which begins in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March
7pm Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, 18th April

7pm Eucharist with Washing of the Feet and Stripping of the Sanctuary

followed by the Watch

Good Friday, 19th April

1pm The Way of the Cross (non-Eucharistic)

2pm Good Friday Eucharist – The Final Hour

Easter Day, 21st April

6am Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

10am Parish Eucharist

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for the news sheet to amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday.

Sunday 7th April

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019

There are envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any charitable donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting community projects in Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Nairobi, as well as in the Southwark Diocese.

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum – the renamed local deanery synod – will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church in New Eltham at 7:30pm for 8pm. All members of Eltham and Mottingham churches are invited.

CHRISTIAN AID – CIRCLE THE CITY

Christian Aid Week this year starts on 12th May. Among the events planned, there’ll be a sponsored walk around London’s historic places of worship on Sunday 19th May. Details are on the church noticeboard. If you have any questions, please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price, or to Margaret Taylor, who has completed the walk many times. 

LOOP SYSTEM

Please note the loop system in church for those with hearing aids is now working. 

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections and is for anyone to use, exploring what each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP

If you have been inspired by the Lent Pilgrim Journeys and would like to continue or begin a daily Bible reading, please consider BRF booklets. Each covers four months with a short text, comment and thought for the day. For details contact Jean Harker.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020. The course, which begins in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 28th April at 11:30amin St John’s. Any member of the congregation who is on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend. The full report is available at the back of church from today.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Palm Sunday, 14th April
10am Parish Eucharist with Procession of the Palms


Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March
7pm Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, 18th April

7pm Eucharist with Washing of the Feet and Stripping of the Sanctuary

followed by the Watch

Good Friday, 19th April

1pm The Way of the Cross (non-Eucharistic)

2pm Good Friday Eucharist – The Final Hour

Easter Day, 21st April

6am Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

10am Parish Eucharist

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for the news sheet to amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday

Sunday 31st March

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019
The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There are envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness and education projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the Southwark Diocese – the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church, Bercta Road, New Eltham, at 7:30pm for 8pm. 

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum is the new name of the local deanery synod, whose previous meetings were for deanery members only. The Anglican churches of Eltham and Mottingham are conducting an experiment, with the blessing of the Bishop of Southwark, whereby all members of all churches are invited to the forum’s meetings. Please see the poster on the church noticeboard in the south aisle.

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

‘However you take this Pilgrim Journey, make space. Allow God’s word to dwell 
in you richly (The Archbishops of Canterbury and York).

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections, starting from Ash Wednesday and finishing on Palm Sunday. The guide is for anyone to use, exploringwhat each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

THANKS FOR STAMPS

Anne Thomson would like to thank everyone for the bumper haul of stamps she’s been able to send off to support the Air Ambulance. Do please keep collecting, especially when birthday cards arrive, and pop all stamps in the box on the table in the south aisle. Please leave a margin of envelope around. Thank you!

CHRISTIAN AID LENT APPEAL 

Together we can rise up against climate change this Lent.

Life at the sharp edge of climate change has pushed communities to the edge of survival. This Lent, Christian Aid is asking us to put faith into action through thedaily reflections and challenges set out in its ‘Count Your Blessings’ calendar. There’s a copy of the calendar on the church noticeboard for anyone interested in taking part.

SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019

Christian Aid week this year runs from 12th to 18th May, and there’ll be a variety of events taking place at St John’s. Last year, the charity raised £8 million to helppeople living in poverty. Robyn Price will be in touch with details nearer the time.

LOOP SYSTEM

Members of the congregation who have hearing aids will be pleased to know that the loop system in church is now working. 

CONFIRMATION AT ST JOHN’S

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will conduct a confirmation service. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself. If you’re interested in confirmation, or if you weren’t baptised as a child but wish to make a commitment of faith, please speak to Fr Jim

Sunday 24th March 2019

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019
The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There are envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness and education projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the Southwark Diocese – the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

‘However you take this Pilgrim Journey, make space. Allow God’s word to dwell 
in you richly (The Archbishops of Canterbury and York).

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections, starting from Ash Wednesday and finishing on Palm Sunday. The guide is for anyone to use, exploringwhat each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

BABY NEWS

Many congratulations to bell-ringers Tiffany and Tom Baird, who have just had their first baby. The church bells will ring in celebration today from 3pm to 4pm!

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

If anyone is interested in helping to prepare the posies that are traditionally distributed in church on Mothering Sunday, please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.The posies will be made in church on Saturday 30th March from 10:30am.

CHRISTIAN AID LENT APPEAL 

Together we can rise up against climate change this Lent.

Life at the sharp edge of climate change has pushed communities to the edge of survival. This Lent, Christian Aid is asking us to put faith into action through thedaily reflections and challenges set out in its ‘Count Your Blessings’ calendar. There’s a copy of the calendar on the church noticeboard for anyone interested in taking part.

SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019

Christian Aid week this year runs from 12th to 18th May, and there’ll be a variety of events taking place at St John’s. Last year, the charity raised £8 million to helppeople living in poverty. Robyn Price will be in touch with details nearer the time.

CONFIRMATION:  ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but want to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

Sunday 17th March 2019

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019
The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There are envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness and education projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the Southwark Diocese – the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

‘However you take this Pilgrim Journey, make space. Allow God’s word to dwell 
in you richly (The Archbishops of Canterbury and York).

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections, starting from Ash Wednesday and finishing on Palm Sunday. The guide is for anyone to use, exploringwhat each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

BABY NEWS

Many congratulations to bell-ringers Tiffany and Tom Baird, who have just had their first baby. The church bells will ring in celebration today from 3pm to 4pm!

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

If anyone is interested in helping to prepare the posies that are traditionally distributed in church on Mothering Sunday, please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.The posies will be made in church on Saturday 30th March from 10:30am.

CHRISTIAN AID LENT APPEAL 

Together we can rise up against climate change this Lent.

Life at the sharp edge of climate change has pushed communities to the edge of survival. This Lent, Christian Aid is asking us to put faith into action through thedaily reflections and challenges set out in its ‘Count Your Blessings’ calendar. There’s a copy of the calendar on the church noticeboard for anyone interested in taking part.

SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019

Christian Aid week this year runs from 12th to 18th May, and there’ll be a variety of events taking place at St John’s. Last year, the charity raised £8 million to helppeople living in poverty. Robyn Price will be in touch with details nearer the time.

CONFIRMATION:  ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you were not baptised as a child but want to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

Sunday 10th March 2019

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019
The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There are envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness and education projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the Southwark Diocese – the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

‘However you take this Pilgrim Journey, make space. Allow God’s word to dwell 
in you richly (The Archbishops of Canterbury and York).

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections, starting from Ash Wednesday and finishing on Palm Sunday. The guide is for anyone to use, exploringwhat each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES

If anyone is interested in helping to prepare the posies that are traditionally distributed in church on Mothering Sunday, please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.

A THANK YOU

Sha Lu would like to thank everyone who bought tickets to the piano concert she organised in half term. Sha raised almost £140 for church funds.

CHRISTIAN AID LENT APPEAL

Together we can rise up against climate change this Lent.

Life at the sharp edge of climate change has pushed communities to the edge of survival. This Lent, Christian Aid is asking us to put faith into action through thedaily reflections and challenges set out in its ‘Count Your Blessings’ calendar. There’s a copy of the calendar on the church noticeboard for anyone interested in taking part.

SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019

Christian Aid week this year runs from 12th May to 18th May, and there’ll be a variety of events taking place at St John’s. For more than 70 years, the charity hashelped to change the lives of people living in poverty around the world. Last year, it raised £8 million. Robyn Price will be in touch with further details nearer the time.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda 

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

Sunday 3rd March

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019
The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There will be envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness andeducation projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the SouthwarkDiocese –the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

PILGRIM JOURNEYS

‘However you take this Pilgrim Journey, make space. Allow God’s word to dwell in you richly (The Archbishops of Canterbury and York).

The Church of England has produced a small booklet for Lent called ‘Pilgrim Journeys, the Beatitudes’. It offers 40 days of reflections, starting from Ash Wednesday and finishing on Palm Sunday. The guide is for anyone to use, exploringwhat each beatitude tells us about Jesus, a vision for human life and the life of the Church. Please pick up a copy of the booklet at the back of church.

ASH WEDNESDAY

There’ll be a Solemn Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 7pm on 6th March. 

NEW ELECTORAL ROLL

A new electoral roll is required this year. To that end, we need everyone eligible to sign up: all those who are baptised, at least 16 years of age and resident in the parish – or if not resident, a regular worshipper at St John’s for at least six months.

Forms and pens are available on tables in the south aisle. If you’re not sure whether to tick box A or B (ie. if you’re unsure whether you’re in the parish), ask the Electoral Roll Officer – Mary Roberts – or consult the list of streets in the parish, copies of which are on the tables. Please place your completed form in the box provided.

All parishes must have an up-to-date electoral roll to present to the annual meeting, which is usually held close to Easter. Every six years, a new roll must be compiled. Its main purpose is to provide an electoral body in each parish, tasked with electing the Parochial Church Council and representatives on the Deanery Synod. It also provides the nearest thing the Church of England has to an official list of members of a particular parish church. Please see the poster on the noticeboard for more details.

A SAFE CHURCH

At St John’s, we are committed to keeping our church members safe. This means we take measures to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of all. It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any questions or safeguarding concerns, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence: Mick Hayes on 020 8859 3389 or Alberta Rosenior on 020 8863 9413. You can also contact the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team – see elthamchurch.org.uk.

Sunday 24th February 2019

THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK’S LENT CALL 2019

The theme this year for the Bishop’s Lent Call is:

‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10b). 

There will be envelopes in St John’s during Lent, marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Call,’ for any donations. This year, funds gathered will go to supporting agribusiness andeducation projects in Zimbabwe; helping leprosy-affected communities in Sri Lanka; financing urban mission training in Nairobi; and developing projects in the SouthwarkDiocese –the Sutton Women’s Centre, Christian CARE Merton and the Salmon Youth Centre.

CONFIRMATION: ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation. If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you are interested in confirmation, or If you were not baptised as a child but want to make a commitment of faith as an adult, please speak with Fr Jim.  

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

NEW ELECTORAL ROLL

A new electoral roll is required this year. To that end, we need everyone eligible to sign up: all those who are baptised, at least 16 years of age and resident in the parish – or if not resident, a regular worshipper at St John’s for at least six months.

Forms and pens are available on tables in the south aisle. If you’re not sure whether to tick box A or B (ie. if you’re unsure whether you’re in the parish), ask the Electoral Roll Officer – Mary Roberts – or consult the list of streets in the parish, copies of which are on the tables. Please place your completed form in the box provided.

All parishes must have an up-to-date electoral roll to present to the annual meeting, which is usually held close to Easter. Every six years, a new roll must be compiled. Its main purpose is to provide an electoral body in each parish, tasked with electing the Parochial Church Council and representatives on the Deanery Synod. It also provides the nearest thing the Church of England has to an official list of members of a particular parish church. Please see the poster on the noticeboard for more details.

A SAFE CHURCH

At St John’s, we are committed to keeping our church members safe. This means we take measures to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of all. It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any questions or safeguarding concerns, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence: Mick Hayes on 020 8859 3389 or Alberta Rosenior on 020 8863 9413. You can also contact the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team – see elthamchurch.org.uk.

ASH WEDNESDAY

There will be a Solemn Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 7pm on Wednesday 6th March.

Sunday 17th February 2019

PIANO CONCERT

Sha Lu will lead a concert of piano music – played by herself and young children – at St John’s on Friday 22nd February at 3pm. Tickets cost £2, with all proceeds going to church funds. Sha will sell tickets after the Eucharist today at the back of church.

ST PAUL’S ADULT LEARNING

St Paul’s Cathedral has published its latest adult-learning programme. Events include two free evening discussions: Rowan Williams on ‘Jesus Christ The Unanswered Questions’ on Wednesday 27th March; and Barbara Brown Taylor on ‘Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others’ on Thursday 30th May. 

There’s also a reflective day on Saturday 30th March entitled ‘Imagining Peace’, at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, east London. Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet and theologian based in Belfast, will lead a discussion on peace and conflict within ourselves, in our communities and in politics.

Visit stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning for ticketing and further details, see the posters on the noticeboard, and pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of familiescoming to church, for which we give thanks, and want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with Alex MacKenzie or Fr Jim.

DEMOCRACY AND THE COMMON GOOD: WHO IS WELCOME HERE?

Tomorrow, Monday 18th February at 6:30pm, the Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, will lead a panel discussion on ‘Democracy and the Common Good’ at St Paul’s Cathedral. The event will look at the prospect of Brexit and its implications for London in relation to freedom of movement and labour. Asking ‘what kind of city do we want to be?’ the speakers will consider: ‘who is welcome here?’ The event is free of charge but donations are welcome. Sign up at whoiswelcome.eventbrite.co.uk.

A SAFE CHURCH

At St John’s, we are committed to keeping our church members safe. This means we take measures to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of all. It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any questions or safeguarding concerns, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence: Mick Hayes on 020 8859 3389 or Alberta Rosenior on 020 8863 9413. You can also contact the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team – see elthamchurch.org.uk.

CONFIRMATION: ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation.

If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you were not baptised but still want to make a commitment of faith, you can be baptised and confirmed at the same service. You may then share in the bread and wine of Holy Communion for the first time. 

If you are interested in confirmation, confirmation with baptism, or being admitted to Holy Communion with Bishop Karowei in July, please speak with Fr Jim.

Sunday 10th February 2019

PIANO CONCERT

Sha Lu will lead a concert of piano music – played by herself and young children – at St John’s on Friday 22nd February at 3pm. Tickets cost £2, with all proceeds going to church funds. Sha will sell tickets after the Eucharist today at the back of church.

ST PAUL’S ADULT LEARNING

St Paul’s Cathedral has published its latest adult-learning programme. Events include two free evening discussions: Rowan Williams on ‘Jesus Christ The Unanswered Questions’ on Wednesday 27th March; and Barbara Brown Taylor on ‘Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others’ on Thursday 30th May. 

There’s also a reflective day on Saturday 30th March entitled ‘Imagining Peace’, at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, east London. Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet and theologian based in Belfast, will lead a discussion on peace and conflict within ourselves, in our communities and in politics.

Visit stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning for ticketing and further details, see the posters on the noticeboard, and pick up a leaflet at the back of church.

NEW ELECTORAL ROLL 

A new electoral roll is required this year. To that end, we need everyone eligible tosign up: all those who are baptised, at least 16 years of age and resident in the parish – or if not resident, a regular worshipper at St John’s for at least six months.

Forms and pens are available on tables in the south aisle. If you’re not sure whether to tick box A or B (ie. if you’re unsure whether you’re in the parish), ask the Electoral Roll Officer – Mary Roberts – or consult the list of streets in the parish, copies of which are on the tables. Please place your completed form in the box provided.

All parishes must have an up-to-date electoral roll to present to the annual meeting, which is usually held close to Easter. Every six years, a new roll must be compiled. Its main purpose is to provide an electoral body in each parish, tasked with electing the Parochial Church Council and representatives on the Deanery Synod. It also provides the nearest thing the Church of England has to an official list of members of a particular parish church. Please see the poster on the noticeboard for more details.

A SAFE CHURCH

At St John’s, we are committed to keeping our church members safe. This means we take measures to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of all. It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any questions or safeguarding concerns, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence: Mick Hayes on 020 8859 3389 or Alberta Rosenior on 020 8863 9413. You can also contact the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team – see elthamchurch.org.uk.

CONFIRMATION: ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation.

If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you were not baptised but still want to make a commitment of faith, you can be baptised and confirmed at the same service. You may then share in the bread and wine of Holy Communion for the first time. 

If you are interested in confirmation, confirmation with baptism, or being admitted to Holy Communion with Bishop Karowei in July, please speak with Fr Jim.

Sunday 3rd February 2019

CHRISTIAN AID – GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Christian Aid Week 2019 takes place in May, and will be discussed at a launch event on Thursday 7th February at the charity’s head office in Lower Marsh, Waterloo.There’ll be two sessions that day, at 2pm-4.30pm and 6pm-8pm, which will include an introduction to the new global strategy, exploring Christian Aid’s key areas of focus: poverty, power and prophetic voice. If you are interested in attending and would like more information, please speak with Robyn Price or Fr Jim.

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ADULT LEARNING

St Paul’s has published its latest adult-learning programme. Events include two free evening discussions: Rowan Williams on ‘Jesus Christ The Unanswered Questions’ on 27th March; and Barbara Brown Taylor on ‘Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others’ on 30th May. There’s also a reflective day on 30th March entitled ‘Imagining Peace’, at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse. Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet and theologian based in Belfast, will lead a discussion on peace and conflict within ourselves, in our communities and in politics. See the posters on the noticeboard.

NEW ELECTORAL ROLL 

A new electoral roll is required this year. To that end, we need everyone eligible tosign up: all those who are baptised, at least 16 years of age and resident in the parish – or if not resident, a regular worshipper at St John’s for at least six months.

Forms and pens are available on tables in the south aisle. If you’re not sure whether to tick box A or B (ie. if you’re unsure whether you’re in the parish), ask the Electoral Roll Officer – Mary Roberts – or consult the list of streets in the parish, copies of which are on the tables. Please place your completed form in the box provided.

All parishes must have an up-to-date electoral roll to present to the annual meeting, which is usually held close to Easter. Every six years, a new roll must be compiled. Its main purpose is to provide an electoral body in each parish, tasked with electing the Parochial Church Council and representatives on the Deanery Synod. It also provides the nearest thing the Church of England has to an official list of members of a particular parish church. Please see the poster on the noticeboard for more details.

A SAFE CHURCH

At St John’s, we are committed to keeping our church members safe. This means we take measures to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of all. It is our collective responsibility to take care of, look out for and help each other in church – especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have any questions or safeguarding concerns, you can speak to our safeguarding officers in confidence: Mick Hayes on 020 8859 3389 or Alberta Rosenior on 020 8863 9413. You can also contact the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team – see elthamchurch.org.uk.

CONFIRMATION: ADVANCE NOTICE!

On 14th July, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation.

If you were baptised as a child, your parents and godparents made promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may wish to confirm these promises for yourself at a confirmation service. If you were not baptised but still want to make a commitment of faith, you can be baptised and confirmed at the same service. You may then share in the bread and wine of Holy Communion for the first time. 

If you are interested in confirmation, confirmation with baptism, or being admitted to Holy Communion with Bishop Karowei in July, please speak with Fr Jim.