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Welcome to St John’s Church. We are a richly-diverse congregation and this variety is reflected both in our many activities and in the styles of worship we embrace. Whether you encounter God most readily in the liturgical serenity of Choral Evensong or our far more noisy and highly-participative all-age services, we hope very much you will find a home here.

Crisis in Northern Iraq

The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Alastair Redfern, who leads on international development for the Church of England, has written  to all bishops suggesting ways in which they and their dioceses could respond prayerfully to the crisis in Northern Iraq.  Please see the Church of England’s website that includes Bishop Alastair’s letter to Bishops.

Children’s Groups (meet in the Parish Centre)

Also, please see the Parish Centre website for information about other groups that meet regularly in the Centre)

Monday’s (in term time) - 4.15pm- 5pm – Crochets – singing for 4-7 years olds  (Beginning 22nd September)

Thursday’s (in term time) - 10-11.30am – Toddler and Baby Group

Friday’s (in term time) - 10.30-11.30 – Quavers – singing group for under 5s

Installation of Sarah Hills as the Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral – Sunday 14th September

Many people from St John’s will be attending the Service at Coventry Cathedral, therefore there  will not be an evening service at St John’s.

Bishop Steven at St John’s – Wednesday 24th September – 7.30pm

Bishop Steven, the Bishop of Sheffield, will be leading an evening all about the psalms and their meaning in our lives today. Please do come along if you can to this special evening. All welcome. Why not invite a friend or a member of your family to come as well?

Bible Study  – Wednesdays 12th, 19th & 26th November – 7.30-9.00pm

Revd Neil will be leading a Bible study during November at the Vicarage. Places are limited due to space so if you would like to be involved then please put your name on the sheet at the back of church.

Confirmation Course/Renewing baptismal vows

Revd Neil is hoping to arrange later this year/beginning of 2015 a confirmation course for all who would like to learn more about the Christian faith and are considering going forward towards confirmation in the New Year. Or maybe you want to explore the possibility of renewing your baptismal vows? If you or maybe a member of your family might be interested please put your name on the sheet at the back of Church or speak to Revd Neil for more details.

Sunday 28th September ‘Back to Church Sunday’

A time for us to reach out and invite individuals back to church. Why not start thinking and praying about who you might invite? Watch out for more details in the coming weeks.

Sunday 5th October Harvest Festival

At our 10.30am service we shall be celebrating the abundance of God’s love and harvests. Donations of produce can be brought on the day and put around the altar. All donations will be then given to support the Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project. Why not invite a friend or member of your family along, or maybe bring your children and grandchildren along to join in?

31st October Memorial service 7.30pm- This service of light & hope is to remember those who we continue to love but see no more. Watch out for more details in the coming weeks.

General Synod enables woman to become Bishops

In July the General Synod approved the Measure to enable women to be consecrated as bishops in the Church of England. At the same time the Synod approved some key principles to enable those who hold different views on these matters to live together within one Church and to work together in God’s mission.    Bishop Stephen’s letter is here.

Wednesday Lunch Club

The lunch club has now stopped for a summer break until the 10th September.   If you would like to come along please do, all welcome – please ring the Parish Office on 2301199 to book.  Transport can be arranged.Bumps, Babies & Toddler Groups

These groups meet, during term-term on Thursday mornings in the Parish Centre.  If you are interested in knowing more, please contact our Parish Office.

 Quavers

Quavers, a singing group for children from 0-4, meet in the Parish Centre each Friday morning during term-time.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

New!  Crotchets

Is a new group for 4-7 year olds.  They will be meeting each week in the Parish Centre.  Further information will be available shortly.

Our weekly News Sheet

Each week we produce a newsletter that contains the service information, readings, gives the names of people to be remembered in our prayers and provides information about forthcoming events.  If you would like the Newsletter Emailed to you, please send your name and Email address to secretary@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk.