Sunday 15th October


Tickets for the diocese’s Spirituality Day are selling fast, with more than half now gone. Entitled ‘Going Deeper: Engaging Spirituality for Contemporary Life,’ this event next Saturday at Southwark Cathedral will include worship and workshops, with Revd Dr Andrew Walker from St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre as speaker. See the poster on the noticeboard for more details. Please speak to Patricia Allen or Mary Creamer if you plan to attend.


Southwark Cathedral diaries for 2018 are now in. They have a dark red cover, show weeks starting Sunday, and cost £1. Margaret Taylor, who goes to the cathedral regularly, would be happy to pick up diaries at no extra cost. Please speak to Margaret if you would like one.


Next Friday, the Ferrier Operatic Society will stage their annual concert in aid of Welcare, our diocesan children’s charity, at St Mary the Virgin Church in Welling. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm concert. Tickets cost £10 and include a drink and nibbles. To book, please contact Eileen or Alan Wiltcher on 020 8854 9671.


We’re revising our Year’s Mind list of those who have died and whom we remember through the year. If the name of someone who you would like to be remembered is already included, please tick the list on the table at the back of church. If they haven’t been remembered before, please enter their name (the one you knew them by) as well as the date and month of their anniversary.

Greenwich Foodbank helps many people in need and our contributions are much appreciated. At present, the organisers are short of tinned fruit, peas and carrots, as well as rice, custard and long-life fruit juice. They have plenty of beans and pasta, and ask that we please don’t donate baby food. Any items can be left in the basket at the back of church. Thank you!


The 2018 pantomime at the Bob Hope Theatre is the traditional tale of Cinderella. Tickets are £10 full price and £8 concessions (under 14 or 60+). We’ve reserved 64 seats for the 2pm matinee on Saturday 20th January and hope you’ll join us for an enjoyable afternoon for the young and not-so-young alike. Please put your name on the list in church, with the number of tickets you require. Payment is due by the end of November. For more information, speak to Patricia Allen or Gill Hayes.


After more than 40 years as parish representative to the Children’s Society, Mary Roberts is stepping back from the role. St John’s has raised more than £42,000 for the society since 1984 and is keen to continue its support of vulnerable children. If you would like to take on this position – or find out more – please speak with Mary or Fr Jim.


On 17th October, Jill will be leaving for Sudan, where she’ll live and work on a three-year placement. We wish her well and look forward to her return.


Sybil Bennett has marmalade and jam for sale most Sundays after the Eucharist.

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