Sunday 5th May


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


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.  


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.

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 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.


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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