Current News and Events
Once you become more familiar with the site, you will find lots more information in the "Top menu" under the main headings of our Vision for further details. These are:-
- Christ-centred Worship (Information about the Church services)
- Building the Church Community (Church activities and nurturing disciples)
- Our Local Community (both local and the wider Church)
- Concerned for Creation (Justice, peace and sustainabiity, missions and fairtrade)
There are more details of our Vision in the "Our Vision" page in the menu across the top of the screen.
Meanwhile you are very welcome to join us for any of the Church services and other activities.
Sunday 17th December 6 pm
Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve
11.30pm – Midnight Mass
Monday 25th December - Christmas Day
Sunday 7th January
10 am Sunday 7th January
This is an all age service when we celebrate the Coming of the Wise Men at Epiphany, very much part of the Christmas story.
We support the Children’s Society with our collection and Christingles. The Christingles remind us that Jesus is the 'light of the world' just as He was shown to be to the Wise Men on the first Epiphany.
Donations of toys will go to Berkshire Women’s Aid to distribute at their local refuges. When children arrive they often have nothing, having fled abusive homes with their mothers. The toys will be greatly appreciated. They welcome new and good condition used toys.
Children are welcome to come dressed as wise men
We will be starting our programme in January with a Social Evening on Tuesday 2nd January to welcome in the New Year. Do come and bring your handbag!
Our second meeting will be on Wednesday 10th January when Bernie Dunstone will be talking about the work of COATS in the community and Mothers' Union involvement.
Sheila Stickland will be collecting subscriptions at both meetings. Please make cheques out to Crowthorne Mothers' Union for £27.50.
This will take place from 18th to 25th January. Crowthorne Baptist Church will host the service, in conjunction with Sandhurst Churches Together, on the 21st January at 6 p.m.
Traditional & Novel fillings, entertainment
Saturday 10th February 7.30pm
Come and join us!
Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Tickets, £5, from members of the social
committee from 14th January
Please do browse the library. We have books on a variety of subjects and levels, so if you are new to St. John’s or have been here for some time, I hope that there is a book which would suit you. There are books on pastoral care, prayer, study, poetry, and a number of miscellaneous books.
There are various books for particular times of the year, such as Lent and Advent. With the New Year fast approaching one of the “daily reflection” type books might be a good choice.
When you borrow a book, just sign the book out and then back in when you return it.
The next confirmation service will take place at St John’s on Sunday 8th July 2017 at 10am. Classes for adults and juniors, following the Emmaus Course, will commence after Easter. The course is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Christian faith whether or not you wish to be confirmed. Further details to follow. In the meantime please speak to the Vicar or Rev David Ramsbottom if you are interested.
Current shortages (September 2017)
Tinned pulses (e.g. Kidney beans / chick peas etc),
Tinned rice pudding,
Small jars of coffee
Personal hygiene items - deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste.
A little reminder from Julie and Les that House Group meets on alternate Monday evenings at 7.30 pm in Oak Lodge, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne RG45 6SL. Our current topic is on the Holy Spirit using ‘On the Holy Spirit’ by Douglas Connelly (Lifebuilder study from Scripture Union).
Come join us…..
For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
(except during August)
At St John’s Church
£1 donation towards craft activities
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Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
The weekly newsheet is given out at the Sunday services and contains up-to-date news for the week ahead. The latest version is attached - just click on the attachment to download it. Previous versions can be found on the "Documents for downloading" page.
St John's News is produced monthly. The latest version is available for downloading.