Sunday 25th October 2020


The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place in church immediately after today’s service. The meeting will elect churchwardens for the coming year and other members of the Parochial Church Council. It will also review the past year and give an opportunity to members of St John’s to raise any matters of concern. Do come along.


Junior Church is currently split into ‘bubbles,’ with children sitting at tables. If your child has not been assigned a bubble, see Alberta. Please note Bubbles 4 to 7 meet upstairs. Parents, we kindly ask that all tables and toys are wiped down after use.


Every Sunday morning during the service, we pray for loved ones who are ill or who have recently died. Anyone is welcome to add names to the sheet on the notice-board by the main entrance at the back of church. We also pray for those who previously passed on and whose year’s mind we keep – there is a separate sheet on the table by the Lady Chapel, where we currently exit from church. Finally, there’s a list on thattable for people to record birthdays – also included in the intercessions.


Given the persistence of the pandemic, it is extremely unlikely that next month’sRemembrance Sunday service, which typically involves a mass meeting outside the church, will go ahead in the usual way. We are awaiting guidance from the diocese and British Legion as to what alternative arrangements may be made.


We pray for:

Our local churches: for St Philip, St Oswald and St Stephen’s churches, all Norbury; for Holy Innocents, St Mark and St Alban the Martyr churches, all in South Norwood; for All Saints with St Margaret and St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood; for St Paul, and St Jude with St Aidan, both in Thornton Heath; for the bishops, priests and people of those places.

Following the United Nations Day 2020, celebrated yesterday, we pray for the office of the Anglican Observer at the UN, an advocate, facilitator and lobbyist for the Anglican Communion worldwide; and for the Anglican Communion Representative to the UN in Geneva.

We also pray for those suffering the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether through illness, bereavement, job loss or other financial or emotional stress.

Those recently baptised: Tabitha Iris Eliza Driscoll

Those with birthdays: Edmond Bascho-George and Mags King

Those who are ill: Joyce Sillah, Tony Fitzpatrick and Sophie Frick

Those whose years mind we keep: Florence Macaulay, David Smith, 
Joyce Berry, Herbert Coare, Frederick Gosling, Rena Ciechowska, Hope Esi

Parish Eucharist

1st November 2020 at 10am

Readings: Revelation 7: 9-17, 1st John 3: 1-3, Matthew 5: 1-12

The Thursday service at 10am has now resumed. 
For the time being, there will be no Friday services.


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

Jordan at by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

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